Monthly Archives: July 2009

Palestinians vow death for 'Bruno'

Sacha Baron Cohen isn’t laughing. The star of  “Bruno” has mightily pissed off the wrong people. The Palestinian Al-Aqsa Martys’ Brigades, whose suicide bombings have murdered scores of Israeli civilians, aren’t happy with how the British comic mocked them in … Continue reading

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Bin Laden's son dead?

NPR reports that Osama Bin Laden’s son was killed by a Predator strike. Saad Bin Laden was allegedly killed by a Hellfire missile sometime this year. I’d drink the chanpagne with a grain of salt. We don’t have a body, … Continue reading

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Cast your vote for Iraq's Prime Minister!

Why is the Wall Street Journal asking its readers to vote on the performance of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki?  Does a WSJ subscription come with voting rights in Baghdad? Or shareholder rights in Iraqi oil? Some online polls are … Continue reading

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22,000 soldiers from where?

Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he will “temporarily” expand the size of the U.S. Army from 547,000 to 569,000. The new boots on the ground will relieve the strain on overworked combat units. Of course, the first question is, where … Continue reading

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Another Soviet "combat brigade" in Central America?

Yes!  I finally remembered what the fuss about the alleged supersized Iranian embassy in Nicaragua reminded me of. Back in 1979, when Carter had sugar-plum visions of detente with Moscow, U.S. intelligence suddenly discovered a Soviet “combat brigade” in Cuba. … Continue reading

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The last of the "Best and the Brightest"

The Vietnam War is the kind of history that makes you want to plunge your hands into the pages of a history book, grab a Johnson or a McNamara by the throat, and shout “WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING … Continue reading

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The Rabbi and Michael Jackson

There is a classic Star Trek episode where a transporter accident splits Captain Kirk into a good Kirk and an evil Kirk. The moral of the story is that the evil Kirk is bad, but the good Kirk is no … Continue reading

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