Friday, March 21, 2008

March 21st 2008 - Today's Columns:

Charles Krauthammer : Obama's Speech Leaves a Few Question Marks - "It's the Jesse Jackson politics of racial grievance, expressed in Ivy League diction and Harvard Law nuance. That's why the speech made so many liberal commentators swoon: It bathed them in racial guilt, while flattering their intellectual pretensions."

Oliver North : Iraq: The Real Story - Ollie's first paragraph says it all:
Five years ago this week, 170,000 American and coalition soldiers, sailors,
airmen, guardsmen and Marines launched Operation Iraqi Freedom. When they
commenced their attack, they were outnumbered nearly three to one by Saddam
Hussein's military, yet it took U.S. troops just three weeks to liberate
Baghdad. No military force in history has accomplished that much so fast with so
few casualties.

Rich Lowry : Obama's Speech -- A Glorious Failure - As the headline of his article would imply, Lowry didn't much care for Obama's big speech either.

Ann Coulter : THROW GRANDMA UNDER THE BUS - Rather than just gratuitously whipping Obama (maybe the wrong phrase to use), Coulter actually makes a good point:
As an authentic post-racial American, I will not patronize blacks by pretending
Obama's pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, is anything other than a raving racist

She also mentions a comment by Rev. Wright that I had heard but not really paid attention to. That is his reference to Condoleezza Rice as "Condoskeezaa Rice." This is one of the most annoying aspects of the black left, the tendency to view any accomplished black person on the right as an Uncle Tom and to denigrate them. All that accomplishes is to make clear that their goal has less to do with uplifting blacks than left-wing politics. And I will always defend Condoleezza Rice. [More unsolicited advice for the McCain campaign: Condi would make a fantastic VP nominee.]

Patrick Buchanan : A Brief for Whitey - I cringed when I saw this title and byline. But my curiosity got the best of me and I read it anyway. It must be hard for Pat to type with that sheet on all the time. But I do like his last line. With regard to Obama's call for a nationwide racial dialogue, Buchanan says "Sorry, Barack, some of us have heard it all before, about 40 years and 40 trillion tax dollars ago."

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