May 2006

Lying, Defying and Demoralizing

OBL’s three-fold strategy to defeat the West by Raymond Ibrahim Private Papers Like all of Osama bin Laden’s previous messages to the West, his most recent communiqué contains three Ladenese trademarks — lying, defying, and demoralizing — that are always present whenever the al Qaeda chieftain addresses the West. Share This

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The New World of Immigration

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services In the dark of these rural spring mornings, I see full vans of Mexican laborers speeding by my farmhouse on their way to the western side of California’s San Joaquin Valley to do the backbreaking work of weeding cotton, thinning tree fruit and picking strawberries. Share This

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Looking Back at Iraq.

A war to be proud of. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online There may be a lot to regret about the past policy of the United States in the Middle East, but the removal of Saddam Hussein and the effort to birth democracy in his place is surely not one of them. And we …

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Culture of Arrogance

Confirmation is the least of problems for a new CIA director. by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Porter Goss has just resigned his post as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. His executive director, Kyle “Dusty” Foggo, is apparently under investigation. Goss’ designated successor, Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden, faces a tough confirmation fight. …

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Dealing with the crazy world after Iraq. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online How does the United States deal with a corrupt world in which we are blamed even for the good we do, while others are praised when they do wrong or remain indifferent to suffering? Share This

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What Would Mohammad Do?

by Raymond Ibrahim Private Papers We’ve all seen them — those little wristbands Christians sometimes wear, or put on bumper stickers, with the acronym “WWJD?” — What Would Jesus Do? Share This

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Too Few Troops?

by Victor Davis Hanson The American Enterprise Online When Saddam’s statue fell in April 2003, 70 percent of the American people, along with both Houses of Congress that authorized the war, were quite happy with President Bush’s decision to depose the Baathist regime. Three years and a messy reconstruction later, less than half the public …

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Fig-Leaf Diplomacy

The madness of financial support to a hostile Hamas. by Bruce S. Thornton Private Papers The drama being played out between Hamas and the West grows stranger by the minute, exposing the cultural toxins that are weakening our resolve in the fight against jihad. Share This

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Mexico’s Sick Economy

Relying on oil and illegal workers’ wages leads to long-term disaster. by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services Economists have long pointed out that relying on oil as a natural resource can be a long-term disaster for a developing nation. Share This

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Sword Without Leniency

The West must scuttle arrogant materialism and take jihadists at their word by Bruce S. Thornton Private Papers In 636 A.D., the caliph Umar gave these instructions to the commander he sent to Basra during the conquest of Iraq: “Summon the people to God; those who respond to your call, accept if from them, but …

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