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Obama’s Recessional

There is nothing accidental about the president’s apparent foreign-policy blunders. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  Does Barack Obama have a strategy? He is often criticized for being adrift. Nonetheless, while Obama has never articulated strategic aims in the manner of Ronald Reagan or the two Bushes, it is not therefore true that there …

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Terrorism as Therapy

The Obama administration is intent on downplaying the Islamic roots of contemporary terrorism. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online One common theme emerges from the hearings over the Benghazi disaster: The Obama administration is intent on downplaying the Islamic roots of terrorists who harbor an existential hatred of the West. Share This

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The Paradoxes of the Boston Bombings

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media Al-Qaedism A certain American (or for that matter Westernized) resident or citizen — usually male, almost always young, born a Muslim, prone to guilt over temporary secularization or Westernization, as often (or more so) from Pakistan, a Russian Islamic province, the Balkans, Iran, the Philippines, or Africa as from …

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Iraq–Agony, Ordeal, and Recovery

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media I. The Case for Invasion Wise The Bush administration built a broad domestic coalition and an adequate foreign alliance (more inclusive than the UN-sanctioned effort against North Korea in 1950). Share This

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Journalists as Ring Wraiths

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Today’s Washington journalists are like J. R. R. Tolkien’s ring wraiths, petty lords who wanted a few shiny golden Obama rings — only to end up as shrunken slaves to the One. Share This

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Obama’s Hypocritic Oath

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Barack Obama has a habit of identifying a supposed crisis in collective morality, damning straw men “them” who engage in such ethical lapses, soaring with rhetorical bromides — and then, to national quiet, doing more or less the exact things he once swore were ruining the country. Share …

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Anatomies of Electoral Madness

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media “Gonna be some hard times coming down.” —Kris Kristofferson, Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid One way of making sense out of nonsense in this new age is simply to believe the opposite of what you read. I have been doing that and it often works. Share This

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Let Bush Be

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services The theme of the president’s 2012 re-election campaign is that George W. Bush left such a terrible mess that Barack Obama could hardly be expected to clean it up in four years. Share This

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Is the Country Unraveling?

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media The Thrill Is Gone The last thirty days have made it clear that Barack Obama is not going to win the 2012 election by a substantial margin. The polls still show the race near dead even with over five months, and all sorts of unforeseen events, to come. But …

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Winning Battles, Losing Wars

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media Can We Still Win Wars? Given that the United States fields the costliest, most sophisticated, and most lethal military in the history of civilization, that should be a silly question. Share This

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