davidl on March 23rd, 2011

Putting a Boot up Max, from Max Boot, Commentary: ContentionsTime for Close Air Support in Libya “We do not provide close air support for the opposition forces. We protect civilians.” So says Gen. Carter Ham, head of Africa Command, who is apparently running the war in Libya at least for the moment. My question is: […]

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davidl on February 24th, 2011

Thugocrats, from James Taranto, Wall Street Journal: The rhetoric around Wisconsin’s government labor dispute is getting more violent. NHJournal.com reports that Rep. Michael Capuano, a Massachusetts Democrat, said this yesterday at a Boston “solidarity” rally: “I’m proud to be here with people who understand that it’s more than just sending an email to get you […]

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Eric Florack on September 28th, 2009

Max Boot in this morning’s LA TIMES: During last year’s campaign, Barack Obama stressed that while he wanted to withdraw from Iraq, he was no pacifist. “As president,” he said on July 15, 2008, “I will make the fight against Al Qaeda and the Taliban the top priority that it should be. This is a […]

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Eric Florack on February 3rd, 2009

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the ‘sphere; The Bitsblog Nightly Ramble As usual, there’s lots going on, most of it both predictable and avoidable. Let’s get to it. Cutting the Military? The only sizeable cuts in spending Any Democrat has applied, in recent memory, have been to the […]

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Eric Florack on July 24th, 2008

┬áThomas Barnett notes: Spray one apartment and the bugs move over to the next. Wherever there’s the least resistance or the most opportunity, you find them clustered. The Anbar awakening ruins al Qaeda’s long-term chances in Iraq, and so the clustering refocuses on Pakistan. With the surge succeeding in Iraq and Bush finally coming around […]

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