Monthly Archives: November 2005

Benjamin on Jihadi Iraq

Hits: 0 "The suggestion that a jihadist takeover in Iraq would follow a U.S. withdrawal verges on preposterous. It is the latest in a parade of straw men dispatched to scare up support for wrongheaded and failed policies." ————————————————————————————————- "The … Continue reading

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A Shrinking Perimeter?

Hits: 0Robin Wright, the WaPo Mideast writer has been to Baghdad three times now since the capture of the city by US Forces.  In these trips she has been in the entourage of the US Secretary of State, first Powell, … Continue reading

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ATC – 22 November 2005

Hits: 0Drawing Iraq’s Sunnis into the Political Process by Vicky O’Hara Analysis: Drawing Iraq‘s Sunnis into the political process November 22, 2005 from All Things Considered MICHELE NORRIS, host: The US and the Iraqi government have both been increasing efforts … Continue reading

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A Pardon for the Turkey

Hits: 0"About 100 Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish leaders, many of whom will run in the election on Dec. 15, signed a closing memorandum on Monday that "demands a withdrawal of foreign troops on a specified timetable, dependent on an immediate … Continue reading

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“Syndromes of Wisdom” – Murry

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The Burden of Proof – Cheney

Hits: 0"Although our coalition has not found WMD stockpiles in Iraq, I repeat that we never had the burden of proof. Saddam Hussein did. We operated on the best available intelligence gathered over a period of years and within a … Continue reading

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Schoenbrun on “Intelligent design”

Hits: 0Well, we’ve come a long way since Galileo was shown the instruments of torture. In the last few days the Vatican astronomer, a Jesuit of course, and the cardinal archbishop of Vienna (formerly a Dominican friar) have taken the … Continue reading

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“Lunatic Leviathan” – Murry

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“The Kingdom of Heaven” – Farrell

Hits: 0I like this movie.  I have studied the period of the crusades for a long time.  The film has a number of ahistorical aspects, but Ridley Scott is a great director and I think he "pulls it off." The … Continue reading

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Cock-a-Doodle-Do

Hits: 0 FIVE DEFERMENTS: 1st deferment: Cheney enrolled in Casper Community College in January 1963 — he turned 22 that month — and sought his first student deferment on March 20. 2nd deferment: (student), after transferring to the University of … Continue reading

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