A Nation on Fire: the U.S. and ISIL

By |2014-10-01T09:51:44-05:00October 1st, 2014|Tags: |

The strategy that President Obama laid out Wednesday night to “degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL,” is incoherent, inconsistent and, ultimately, non-credible. A year ago, Obama and John Kerry were straining at the leash to launch air strikes on Syrian President Bashar Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons [...]

Iraq Again: Send in the Helicopters?

By |2014-09-23T20:28:58-05:00September 24th, 2014|Tags: |

The latest upsurge in Islamic extremism, carried out by “ISIS” or “the Islamic State,” should be deeply troubling for all Americans. I must admit that at the sight of innocents, including innocent Americans and Christians attempting to mind their own business, being beheaded, my first reaction was anger and a desire for revenge, followed [...]

Iraq and the Rhymes of History

By |2014-07-16T10:27:42-05:00June 27th, 2014|Tags: |

Mark Twain said that “history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” Mark Steyn is fairly adept at spotting the rhymes, and today, as Iraq disintegrates, he eyed another one. After the U.S. government withdrew its support for Cambodia, it offered Prince Sisowath Sirik Matak an escape route from the communists. Prince Matak then penned an open letter to United States Ambassador John [...]

The Iraq War 10th Anniversary: A Conservative Beginning?

By |2014-01-07T07:41:06-05:00March 26th, 2013|Tags: , , , |

(An excerpt from American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia, 2005) The roots of this ongoing conflict, a war which has raged at various levels of intensity from 1990 to the present, lie in the early twentieth century, when then colonial power Great Britain created from the ruins of the Ottoman empire the artificial nation of “Iraq.” At [...]

A Follow Up to My Essay on Pat Buchanan’s “Coming Home at Last”

By |2017-06-12T16:10:18-05:00July 31st, 2010|Tags: , |

In light of Bruce Frohnen’s essay which references the “combox” conversation between Kevin Roberts, John Willson and myself, I am taking the liberty of publishing my comments regarding my essay (Pat Buchanan essay) below. I have sanitized it a bit as my wife said we should play nice. Kevin,…I don’t believe Buchanan is a [...]

Coming Home at Last?

By |2017-06-12T16:04:33-05:00July 31st, 2010|Tags: , |

Asked if the United States might send still more troops to Afghanistan, if the Obama surge is not succeeding by year’s end, Vice President Joe Biden answered, “I do not believe so.” So, that is it. Biden is saying the 100,000 U.S. troops in theater or on the way is our limit. If Kabul [...]