Eric Florack on August 1st, 2010

Noted today an article in the McClatchy News wire… a service that I seldom scan anymore. Today, they offer up something fairly useful. The first paras: BAGHDAD — Shiite Iraqi militants have trained in Iran in preparation for attacks against U.S. military bases as American combat forces prepare to withdraw by September, the top U.S. […]

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davidl on May 3rd, 2010

Matthew Yglesias gets it: I’ve been feeling like I should say something about the failed terrorist attack this weekend in New York but can’t come up with much beyond the observation that I don’t quite get why this is prompting so much less freaking-out than the Christmas underpants bomber did. Both seem on a par […]

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davidl on April 8th, 2010

Obama ponders destruction of the State of Israel, David Ignatius, RCP: WASHINGTON — President Obama is “seriously considering” proposing an American peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to two top administration officials. “Everyone knows the basic outlines of a peace deal,” said one of the senior officials, citing the agreement that was nearly […]

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Eric Florack on November 5th, 2009

Billy Beck yesterday speaking about  Nancy Pelosi: That idiotic person really is quite reminiscent of the nearly unique state of mental defect exemplified by Soviet apparatchiki. The truth simply is not in the boundless and deep black of her soul and she cannot be approached with recourse to reality. Billy Beck I once heard it […]

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Eric Florack on December 16th, 2008

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read in the ‘sphere; Bitsblog’s Nightly Ramble… read and recommended by smart people, everywhere.  There’s lots to cover. Let’s get it. (Shake of the head) What you need to understand, Billy, is the mindset of the kind of people Paul’s talking about, here. Consider that these […]

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Eric Florack on August 3rd, 2008

Back along about the end of 2006, during a  Christmas break, I wrote an extended piece about Islam and some of the problems in the world with relation to it. I’ll post it here, because I think it’;s ideas are still of import, and particularly because it is important to the extended discussion I’m about […]

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90 Billion BBLsof oil under the ice. So, Obama went to the wall today. We’re suppsoed to be impressed by the turnout. Perhaps before you get too impressed with how well Germans react to his posturing, perhaps you’ll be smart enough to remember that about half the country is still annoyed that the communists are no […]

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davidl on July 15th, 2008

Senator Obama this morning said that he wants a foreign policy that is “tough, smart, and principled.” This afternoon, I ask: was it tough when Senator Obama voted to order U.S. forces to retreat from Iraq on a fixed timeline—regardless of the recommendations of our military commanders, regardless of conditions on the ground? Was it […]

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Eric Florack on July 6th, 2008

Marie Colvin at The London Times, reports on troop movements and successes in Iraq. Of course nobody in the domestic press has bothered to notice, since apparently success isn’t the picture the domestic mainstream media has decided it wants to paint in this election year. Still; In the past week, as the weapons finds slowed […]

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A great article in the Weekly Standard, today, by Thomas Joscelyn that should put to rest all the naysaysers about how involved Saddam was in terror. He lists several points of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s so called “phase two report” that I’ve mentioned here in the past. Then says he: These conclusions should not be surprising. […]

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Eric Florack on June 1st, 2008

THERE’S BEEN a relative lull in news coverage and debate about Iraq in recent weeks — which is odd, because May could turn out to have been one of the most important months of the war. While Washington’s attention has been fixed elsewhere, military analysts have watched with astonishment as the Iraqi government and army […]

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davidl on May 28th, 2008

1952, Dwight David Eisenhower: “I will go to Korea,” Ike went to Korea.  The fighting stopped. 2008, Barack Hussien Obama, rejects John McCain’s proposal that they both go to Iran, From the BO campaign, via Jim Geraghty, National Review. “John McCain’s proposal is nothing more than a political stunt, and we don’t need any more […]

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Eric Florack on May 28th, 2008

As we expected, Obama has rejected McCain’s proposal that they go to Iraq together. Hot Air makes note of this and says: Even more amusing than Maverick’s savviness in forcing this choice on him is TPM straining to spin it as some sort of manifestation of principle — a standard Obama reaction whenever he weasels […]

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Eric Florack on April 27th, 2008

In watching the developments in the Middle East, these last few months I have to tell you that Iran is likely to be our next stop militarily. I do not believe this to be a choice of ours, but rather a choice of theirs. A couple of days ago I became embroiled in a conversation […]

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BAGHDAD —FOX- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice mocked anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr as a coward on Sunday, hours after the radical leader threatened to declare war unless U.S. and Iraqi forces end a military crackdown on his followers. Rice, in the Iraqi capital to tout security gains and what she calls an emerging political consensus, […]

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