Archive for December, 2006

So What Was President Bush Doing When Saddam Hung?

So What Was President Bush Doing When Saddam Hung?

| December 30, 2006 | Reply

He was asleep. According to the report I just heard on Fox News, he was told by NSA Stephen Hadley earlier in the day that Saddam would be executed by ten and left word to wake him if anything went wrong. Meaning that when the door opened under Hussein, Bush was already asleep, since he […]

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Saddam Dies Tonight. Hallelujah.

Saddam Dies Tonight. Hallelujah.

| December 29, 2006 | 2 Replies

It is official. Saddam Hussein will hang for his crimes tonight. The latest word is that it is likely to happen between 7 and 8 PM Eastern. When it happens, I will cheer for the execution that should have happened a decade ago but did not. We owe the dead of Iraq an apology that […]

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Not to Worry, Folks. It's Just an "Internal Struggle"!

Not to Worry, Folks. It's Just an "Internal Struggle"!

| December 29, 2006 | Reply

The war against the Islamists goes on, not only with bullets and suicide bombs, but with words and ideas. The Transportation Security Administration – created after 9/11 to safeguard America’s airports – is providing Islamic sensitivity training to 45,000 airport security officers so they’ll know what to expect when Muslims fly from the U.S. to […]

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Watcher's World Tour!

Watcher's World Tour!

| December 29, 2006 | Reply

Since December was such a busy month around my way, I’ve fallen well behind on the Watcher’s Council posts. Thankfully, te posts are of such good quality, I think, that they hold up well, even after a couple three weeks on the shelf. So here’s a big post with a whole bunch of worthy links […]

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Wizards Keep On Rolling

Wizards Keep On Rolling

| December 28, 2006 | Reply

It’s official: we have a pretty darned good basketball team in Washington. The Wizards racked up their 12th win in the last 16 games with a 114-107 beatdown of the Charlotte Bobcats and moved to within 1/2 game of the Orlando Magic in the NBA’s Southeast Division. The Magic come to town Friday, incidentally, which […]

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In Death, He is Their Weapon.

In Death, He is Their Weapon.

| December 28, 2006 | 1 Reply

So among the many stories that could be written in the wake of President Ford’s death, which headline grabs the top spot today? Well, that President Ford disagreed with President Bush about the Iraq War, of course. It didn’t take long for the anti-war forces to use the corpse of a former President as a […]

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First In: John Edwards

First In: John Edwards

| December 28, 2006 | 4 Replies

John Edwards, who you last saw in 2004 playing the class-warfare game and claiming that John Kerry would make the lame walk again, has officially thrown his hat into the 2008 Presidential Ring. And we’re all very excited. Here is his five-point campaign platform: In his message to supporters, Edwards listed five priorities to change […]

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RIP Gerald Ford

RIP Gerald Ford

| December 27, 2006 | 2 Replies

President Gerald R. Ford has died at the age of 93. My memories of Ford’s presidency are not great. I was relatively young when he was in office and, in the wake of the disastrous Carter term and a Reagan administration that was at least as successful as Carter’s was dismal, Ford never really got […]

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Islamists on the Run!

Islamists on the Run!

| December 26, 2006 | 1 Reply

How are the Islamists faring in Africa? Not very well, according to this story: NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec. 26 — Islamist forces in Somalia beat a hasty retreat today to their stronghold in Mogadishu, Somalia’s battle-scared capital, crumbling faster than anyone expected after a week of attacks by Ethiopian forces. Burhakaba, a large inland city, fell […]

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Obamarama!

Obamarama!

| December 26, 2006 | Reply

Jonah Goldberg noted yesterday that “The Obama Surgs Continues”: Two weeks after speaking to a sell-out Manchester crowd of more than 1,600, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama is reaping the benefits of his visit. If the Democratic primary were held today, Obama would be in a statistical dead heat with New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, according […]

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