Saturday, February 23, 2008

February 23rd 2008 - Today's Columns:

Charles Krauthammer : Snatching Defeat Away From Victory - "Are the Democrats so intent on denying George Bush retroactive vindication for a war they insist is his that they would deny their own country a now achievable victory?"

Victor Davis Hanson : Ivy League Populism - "Sens. Obama and Clinton try to outdo each other in blaming government for our lack of individual responsibility and promising solutions by raising taxes to give us more government, they offer little change and less hope."

Hugh Hewitt : The Least Unpredictable Campaign Ever? - Hewitt describes his vision of how the coming campaign between McCain and Obama will unfold. He also offers a bit of fear to we incalcitrant conservatives who do not support McCain:
Imagine how bad it could be in the next four years: Iran gets its nukes and unveils a delivery system. Pakistan's chaos mounts and an Islamist government takes over. Turkey's Islamists demand action against our Kurdish allies. Hezbollah and Hamas relentlessly attack and provoke Israel and a replay of the summer of 2006 begins. Kenya erupts in slaughter. Serbian militias attack the newly independent Kosovo. Rioting in the French suburbs accelerates. Russia shuts off its gas, and China demands Taiwan reach an accord. A terrorist attack occurs in London, Paris or D.C.
George Will : The Democrats' Four-Letter F-Word - Will discusses the fairness of the different possibilities in the Democratic primary race.

Robert D. Novak : Our Man in Islamabad - Novak details American intervention in Pakistan on behalf of Musharraf in an effort to enlist Pakistani help in the fight against radical Islamists. It seems clearer now that the strategy of propping up military dictators in far-off lands in order to pressure other enemies is one that has had few successes. I suspect this is also a large part of the reason why the U.S. is regularly distrusted or even despised in so many parts of the world.

Emmett Tyrrell : Delusions of Grandeur - Not that I don't find Tyrrell to insightful and interesting, but it is his gift for humor that most entices me to read him.

The Democratic Party went into decline almost everywhere throughout the republic while [Bill Clinton] was bemanuring the White House.

Who else comes up with words like "bemanuring"? That's just fun to say. I believe it was in 2004 that Tyrrell pinned Howard Dean acolytes with the label "indignant morons", one of my all-time favorites.

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