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Watch Ed Peck, chief of the U.S. mission to Iraq under Jimmy Carter, if you can stand it.
It’s U.N. man! Circa 1972: Thanks to reader Giles Babb for sending me this decades-old Oliphant cartoon he clipped from the December 1, 1972, issue of Stars and Stripes. Babb writes: “You could just as easily run the cartoon in tomorrow’s paper, and no one would know that it had run nearly 34 years earlier.” […]
Will Gilad Shalit be freed?
***update: Ambassador Bolton’s statement to the committee…hearing disrupted*** The Senate Foreign Relations Committee showdown over US ambassador to the United Nations Joltin’ John Bolton begins at 9:30am Eastern. Pro-Bolton-ians lining up: David Limbaugh, Amity Shlaes, Nile Gardiner and Brett D. Schaefer, and the Washington Times weigh in. Dithering diplomats twitch and moan about Bolton here. […]
The NY Sun reports this morning that Kofi Annan’s smear against Israel is threatening to “unravel:” An apparent discrepancy in the portrayal of events surrounding the deaths of four unarmed U.N. observers in Lebanon threatens to unravel Secretary-General Annan’s initial accusation that Israel “deliberately” targeted the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon. A Canadian U.N. observer, […]
A picture worth a thousand words: Jed Babbin explains: “The U.N.’s years-long record on the Israel-Lebanon border makes mockery of the term “peacekeeping.” On page 155 of my book, “Inside the Asylum,” is a picture of a U.N. outpost on that border. The U.N. flag and the Hezbollah flag fly side by side. Observers told […]
***update: Via It Shines For All, Benjamin obtained her gallery pass from NY Rep. Major Owens*** Code Pink leader and Hugo Chavez groupie Medea Benjamin took a break from her fattening fast to disrupt Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s speech to a joint session of Congress this afternoon. Left-wing blog Think Progress has the video. […]
Nobel Peace laureate Betty “Kill Bush” Williams inspired my column today–as well as today’s Bizarro John and Yoko music video from Hot Air producer Bryan Preston and me. All the peaceniks are saying is “Give Jihad a Chance:” Background links, lyrics, and comments here.
***Update: UN Security Council statement*** So, UN chief Kofi Annan is accusing Israel of deliberately targeting the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) observer post. The NY Post editorial page rightly excoriates Annan. You’ll hear Annan’s hysterical charges embraced and echoed in the MSM throughout the day. Richard Fernandez at The Belmont Club has the […]
This is the beautiful Nadine Chandrawinata, who represented Indonesia at the Miss Universe pageant this year. Robert Spencer notes that Miss Indonesia is now the target of jihadis in her “modern, moderate” Muslim home country. Reuters reports she and her pageant aides may face jail time for “insulting” Islam: A MILITANT Islamic group has filed […]
Code Pinko Cindy Sheehan is blue about Israel. But Hot Air affiliate Charles Ryder catches her looking plump and perky camping outside the Iraqi embassy in D.C. Gotta love that moonbat fast. It’s Day 22, you know.
…and celebrates with a major update. Congrats! IMO: The redesign looks good, except for the lack of a “Politics” tab under “Discover.” Technorati tags: Technoratifeedback *** Speaking of redesign, the moonbats at digg are whining about the format of my blog post headlines. So, I’ve turned off the caps. (Update: Well, I tried to, but […]
See if you can get through this Washington Post sob story about 100 illegal alien criminals being deported without getting your eyeballs stuck in your head from rolling them upwards repeatedly. Don’t miss the multimedia slideshow full of poor, shackled deportees…with MS-13 gang tattoos!: Hard for me to decide which takes the cake–the reporter’s failure […]
CENTCOM sends some news from Iraq: Coalition forces killed one terrorist, wounded another and detained one associate during a raid north of Balad on the morning of June 24. Reliable intelligence indicates that the targeted terrorists were associated with numerous senior al-Qaida in Iraq members including two local Emirs. The group is also reported to […]
Murtha’s dirt-digging and plotting his presidential campaign. Diana Irey’s campaign website is here.
Only in America. The power outages have provided fuel for race-card king Al Sharpton, who’s reportedly rushing down to St. Louis to pound his demagog-o-bongo drums. St. Louis blogger Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit brings you the latest on the blackout (how long will it be before Sharpton starts protesting the word “blackout” as racist) […]
Things don’t look good down at the southern border where the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps has supposedly been using gobs of citizen donations to build a fence to keep out illegal aliens. The Washington Times, which has supported the project (as have I), editorializes today: As supporters of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, we were […]
First, he wears a Nazi uniform. Now, he’s sporting a staple of murderous moonbat fashion: a Che t-shirt. What’s next–a keffiyeh? (Hat tip: reader Thomas)
Bloviate less. Ditch the Gulfstream . Buy Beano.
MEMRI TV features video of Hez leader Nasrallah claiming he spoke with the “main political leaders” in Lebanon about abducting Israeli soldiers.
Headline: Arab Group To Sue U.S. Government An Arab group said the federal government has failed to protect Americans from the fighting in Lebanon. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee is suing on behalf of about 30 people. The lawsuit filed in Detroit alleges that Condoleezza Rice and Donald Rumsfeld didn’t take all possible steps to secure […]
Reader Curt C. passes along an informative flash animation map of the Hezbollah terror rocket attacks on Israel. Click for animation: JPost notes that a missile attack on Tel Aviv remains a real threat. IDF destroys 2,000 Hez rockets. How many more left to go?
Jeff Jacoby has a good smackdown: The founders of the American republic were unambiguous in rejecting any hint of military supremacy. Under the Constitution, military leaders take their orders from civilian leaders, who are subject in turn to the judgment of ordinary voters. Those who wear the uniform in wartime are entitled to their countrymen’s […]
Allah’s in the house.