Monthly Archives: November 2006

Enemies Everywhere

"The White House said Cheney will discuss regional issues but provided no details about the hastily organized mission to Riyadh. The trip, however, comes on the eve of a summit between President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in … Continue reading

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“The Rise and Decline of the Neocons.”

"This essay examines the rise and decline of the neo-conservatives and their post-Cold War agenda. We conclude that although the neo-conservatives and their allied aggressive nationalists, such as Vice President Dick Cheney, retain sufficient weight to hamper efforts to push … Continue reading

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” someone has plans for Lebanon”

A feeling and realistic view from one of our colleagues. Pat Lang "Only in Lebanon can your allies seem as likely to have killed you as your enemies. Only in Lebanon would such an assassination take place the day the … Continue reading

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Who Killed Pierre Gemayel?

"BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Industry Minister Pierre Gemayel was assassinated near Beirut on Tuesday, security sources said. They said gunmen opened fire as his convoy drove through the Christian Sin el-Fil neighbourhood. Gemayel was rushed to hospital where he later … Continue reading

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Civil War II?

Yes.  I know a lot of you hate MEMRI, but you should read this carefully.  This corresponds closely to what I am hearing from Leanon and the parties to this conflict. In the context of these translations from the Arabic: … Continue reading

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 A lot of us thought it was not a good idea to have women cadets at the Virginia Military Institute.  Now we are not so sure.  Watch the cheerleader with the headlock on the Citadel man.  Yes.  Yes.  We are … Continue reading

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Changing Times.

I understand that the Attorney General of the United States said last week that the problem with a particular ruling by a federal judge in the Middle West was that the man was using an undesirable and dangerous definition of … Continue reading

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“The Advisor” 18 November, 2006

Download the_advisor_18_november_2006.pdf ———————————————————- "Former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, who regularly advises President Bush on Iraq, said today that a full military victory was no longer possible there. He thus joined a growing number of leading conservatives openly … Continue reading

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Right Wing but not Conservative

""Laura and I were talking about — we were talking about how amazing it is we’re here in Vietnam," Bush said. "And one of the most poignant moments of the drive in was passing the lake where John McCain got … Continue reading

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The Honor Guard

"A baby boomer who came of age during the turbulent Vietnam era and spent the war stateside as a member of the Texas Air National Guard, the president called himself amazed by the sights of the onetime war capital. He … Continue reading

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