The crimes of Alcee Hastings
extend far beyond the bribery for which he was impeached and removed as a federal judge. Rick Moran has the full list.Comment Posted By ProCynic On 20.11.2006 @ 18:39
Edwin Edwards and all that.
OK, I know that there is some speculation, based on some hard evidence, that the exposure of Florida Rep. Mark Foley's shenanigans, or more precisely the timing of the exposure, was a black bag job by Democrat operatives and posibly partisan media ou...Comment Posted By ProCynic On 2.10.2006 @ 20:52
One step forward, two steps back
W made a statement today on the treatment of detainees captured in the war on Islamofascism. He acknowledged that there were secret CIA priosons in other countries where these prisoners were probably tortured, which I don't like because we should be ...Comment Posted By ProCynic On 7.09.2006 @ 00:01
"Peace in our time"
So claims Neville Chamberlain as the West agreed to surrender the Sudetenland:
The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution that calls for a halt to the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah.
Officials in the Prime Minis...Comment Posted By ProCynic On 11.08.2006 @ 23:46
Can't we just bomb Iran already?
Rick Moran points us to a warning that we should beware August 22, an otherwise obscure date that apparently bears some significance on the Islamic calendar.
You simply cannot negotiate with wackos like Mahmoud Ahmedinejad. You have to kill them....Comment Posted By ProCynic On 9.08.2006 @ 23:35
Good news from Lebanon
Israel has struck at Baalbek, formerly a center of Phoenician civilization (hint: the term "Baal"); Roman civilization and, much more recently and relevantly, Syrian barbarism.Comment Posted By ProCynic On 1.08.2006 @ 23:59
The CIA is run by idiots
That is the inference I draw from these two pieces by Rick Moran and Pierre Legrand. Not, not a reference to the administration, mind you, but to the fools like Valerie Plame in its ranks who spend more time leaking anti-Bush propaganda than analyzin...Comment Posted By ProCynic On 19.07.2006 @ 19:38
Agree with you on the inadequacy of history teaching, but disagree on the "shared sacrifice" issue and W not asking us to make it. Or, more precisely, the reason he did not ask us to make it.
I don't have time to get into it all right now, but my logic is basically this. Al Qaida's September 11 attack was an attack on our economy and way of life. It was intended to scare people, which would have the effect of dampening economic activity, thereby causing job cuts and lowering our standard of living.
Would not asking us to "share the sacrifice" by rationing and the like amount to the same thing?Comment Posted By ProCynic On 20.06.2006 @ 08:50
Is this where we have Christopher Lee as Saruman speaking to his army of Uruk-hai at Isengard, squeaking in his cracking voice "TO WAR"
OK, I guess you had to see Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers to get that joke. Not one of the better martial speeches of all time, just because Lee's voice cracked.Comment Posted By ProCynic On 6.06.2006 @ 08:58
I respectfully disagree with your analysis of the situation with the detainees in Gitmo, Bagram or wherever, and how our continued holding of them "gives lie to our entire legal system." These people are not subject to our legal system. They are enemy, unlawful combatants captured on a foreign battlefield fighting against our troops. It is a military issue, not a legal one. It was treating it as a legal issue that helped get us into this current predicament. You cannot get useful intelligence out of these people if the methods for extracting that intelligence and the sources will come under civilian court review and be revealed to everyone, including our enemies.
That said, your criticisms are well-founded and well-said to the extent that they call attention to the fact that our laws are not suited to the current war that we find ourselves in. Really, I cannot think of any body of laws that is suitable. This is uncharted territory, but the solution is not to apply our current laws to a situation for which they are ill-suited, but rather to change the laws.Comment Posted By ProCynic On 4.05.2006 @ 13:00
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