Arming the Enemy in Libya Posted By Arnold Ahlert URL to article: The military mission America is helping to prosecute in Libya against Gaddafi has placed us into some questionable circles – to say the least. Libyan rebel leader Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, in a recent interview with the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, admitted that some […]

THE LIBYAN MUDDLE: JACOB LASKIN The Libyan Muddle Posted By Jacob Laksin President Obama faced a difficult task on Monday night as he delivered his much-belated address on the war in Libya: to convince not only a skeptical nation that the intervention is warranted, but also his own secretary of defense, who caused a panic in the administration over […]

ELECTIONS ARE COMING:IS THE RISING STAR OF THE TEA PARTIES MICHELE BACHMANN A POSSIBILITY? If Michele Bachmann decides to run for president, a likely possibility considering she will form an exploratory committee this summer, she could be a game-changer in Iowa — and possibly win the caucuses. “If she does decide to run, Iowa will be incredibly favorable. She’s a natural Tea Party type of a candidate,” says […]

STANLEY KURTZ: OBAMA’S WAR: MASSACRE PREVENTION As his speech tonight confirms, President Obama intervened in Libya to prevent a massacre in Benghazi. That is the long and short of it. Yes, he also hoped that his action would blunt Qaddafi’s counter-revolutionary stroke, thereby putting us “on the right side” of the emerging revolt in the Middle East (Hillary’s chief concern). […]

THRILLED BY THE “ARAB SPRING”…YOU’RE DELUSIONAL Fred Grandy has been a successful actor on television (The Love Boat), a four term congressman from Iowa, the CEO of Goodwill Industries, International, and until recently the host of The Grandy Group, a weekday morning news/talk radio program on WMAL in Washington, DC. So forgive me, esteemed elders of Fox News, if I […]

Wash. Post maligns Israel with misleading battlefield statistics: LEO RENNERT Wash. Post maligns Israel with misleading battlefield statistics Leo Rennert Benjamin Disraeli is credited with the saying that there are three kinds of lies — lies, damned lies and statistics.  The legendary British statesman could have spotted another example of his adage in an article in the March 28 edition of the Washington Post about […]


Hillary’s War By Victor Sharpe Let us first look back to the bombing of Serbia by President Clinton and who was most instrumental in encouraging him. According to Dean Murphy in the New York Times of October 2000, “Hillary Clinton called for the US to reject isolationism and aggressively engage itself in world affairs […]

Egypt—The Hangover Cairo’s liberals tell a different story than Team Obama. BRET STEPHENS Egypt—The Hangover Cairo’s liberals tell a different story than Team Obama. By BRET STEPHENS Cairo Talk to top U.S. officials here about how things are going in Egypt, and the gist of the answer reminds me of what Apollo XI astronaut Michael Collins told Mission Control while sailing over the Sea of Tranquility: “Listen, […]

Egypt’s Islamists: A Cautionary Tale Hillel Fradkin & Lewis Libby

Egypt’s Islamists: A Cautionary Tale Hillel Fradkin & Lewis Libby — April 2011 On March 20, Egypt held a referendum vote, and it is the common consensus that the results indicate the degree of support and power for the Muslim Brotherhood. In this special preview of an article from Commentary’s April issue, written several weeks before, […]

PROFESSOR OF LAW AMOS GUIORA: LESSONS FROM ISRAEL ABOUT THE WRITER Amos N. Guiora is a professor of law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. In an interdependent world threatened by transnational terrorism, Israel, as much as any other nation, has a vital stake in ensuring that the United States pursues its wars within the bounds […]