Month: March 2008

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Bad ideas all around

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On March 22, 2008
Via Steve Clemons, there’s Douglas Bandow’s comprehensive review of John McCain’s bizarre foreign policy pronouncements. It’s a reminder of just how consistently McCain has been ill informed or wrong — wildly so in many cases — on the most significant foreign policy questions of the past decade. This is true not merely with respect to […]

Doomed

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On March 22, 2008

Exactly right: Meanwhile, you need to put Iraq in strategic context. The goal wasn’t merely to topple Saddam, but to intimidate other “rogue” regimes by creating a credible threat to

In the Bag

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On March 22, 2008

Since ignoring the fact that John McCain hasn’t released his tax returns while complaining that Hillary Clinton hasn’t isn’t quite enough, ABC News “chief investigative reporte

Why Did We Get It Right?

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On March 22, 2008
An op-ed for an alternate universe in which people who were actually right about the Iraq War received a significant media platform, as opposed to giving space to those who regret having supported the war because it will make it less likely that we’ll fight the next crazy war (in the context of claiming that […]

Requiem for the Ducks

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On March 22, 2008

Rarely have I seen a more pathetic second half of basketball. Drove me to drink, it did. Anyway, except for the poor bastard who picked USC to win it all, looks as if the field is still open. Did anyo

Quite A Lot, Actually

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On March 21, 2008
Kevin Drum asks: “Two Democrats, two committed Christians. So what’s it gotten them?” Well, in the case of Clinton, the answer is that she’s become a popular Senator of a large state and a close runnerup to be candidate for President, but…had a mean blog post written about her by Barbara Ehrenreich. In the case […]

Privilege the Subjective

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On March 21, 2008

Matt writes: It’s striking how much of conservative thinking about national security these days centers around subjective factors — determination, emboldening, “claiming victory̶

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