A Return to “Containment”

The recent agreement by the Bush Administration to supply updated military (even if outdated by our standards) to “our” “moderate” Arab “allies” really bothers me. Jim Lobe’s article at Asia Times Online, US arms for Arab authoritarians – again, touches on many of my concerns. My greatest concern that in an attempt to contain one… Continue reading A Return to “Containment”

The U.S.: The SOFT Target

Before the Dems and far too many Republicans, decided that the war they supported is now unsupportable, I would not have considered the U.S. a “soft” target, even during the Clinton years.  However, in comparing the U.S. to other potential targets, perhaps we are soft after all. The Belmont Club: Another Satan Emerges

All Hail the Ostriches in Washington, D.C.!

The Republicans won’t touch this because it would reveal the incompetence of the Bush administration in failing to neutralize the danger of Iraqi WMD. The Democrats won’t touch it because it would show President Bush was right to invade Iraq in the first place. It is an axis of embarrassment. On (what-are-no-longer) Iraq’s WMDs

National Security Court a middle-road solution

The United States should establish a National Security Court designed to handle terrorism cases fairly but also in a way that does not jeopardize public safety… (article no longer available) I have never felt that those who are believed to be terrorists, should have the luxury of the U.S. Court system, for they are an… Continue reading National Security Court a middle-road solution

“Just War Theory” vs. American Self-Defense

An interesting take on Just War, while I generally think the ARI is pigheaded and wrong, and when I do agree with them, it is because the ARI and I got to the same point going different directions. Read the article by Yaron Brook and Alex Epstein in full at The Ayn Rand Institute: Observe… Continue reading “Just War Theory” vs. American Self-Defense

2nd Amendment in Iraq

It seems, when reading between the lines, that majority of the Iraqi people are being bullied by the various militias that are running around there. Well, let’s fix that. Not with another assault on some training camp, or stronghold, but with the Iraqi people. I think another error of the Bush Administration is looking at… Continue reading 2nd Amendment in Iraq

Guess What Osama?

This is one of those many emails I have received regarding 9/11. I don’t know who put this together, but they deserve a lot of credit Osama Bin Laden, your time is short; We’d rather you die, than come to court. Why are you hiding if it was in God’s name? You’re just a punk… Continue reading Guess What Osama?