The American Conservative on the latest bushwah…

…from the now completely incredible war party spokesmen McCain, Graham, and King, who again want to plunge the US into war in Iraq: If ISIS’ gains are truly an “existential threat” to the republic and our cities are about to “go up in flames,” why did these Republican hawks not demand that President Obama call [Read More...]

Somebody else

Liberals are classically described as eager to spend somebody else’s money. Conservatives are, these days, eager to spend somebody else’s blood. [Read more...]

Dhimmi Pope refuses to call for arms to defend persecuted Christians

Here’s his gutless public statement: Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to prove you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice in so far as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are [Read More...]

Catholic.org runs false headline claiming Francis has issued call to arms in Iraq

This headline is dangerously and recklessly false: Pope Francis calls for ARMED RESPONSE to defend Christians from Genocide – Middle East -… No. He has not: Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., said that Pope Francis “urgently calls on the international community to protect all those affected by the violence and to guarantee all necessary assistance [Read More...]

We are now entering the “How were we supposed to know?” phase of history in Iraq

“Those who decide that all peaceful means that international law makes available are exhausted assume a grave responsibility before God, their conscience and history,” – Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls, March 20, 2003 I’m finding it harder and harder to argue against the fact that we need to kill the rabid dog that is ISIS. I can’t stand [Read More...]

Cosmetic bombs and real help

I suspect a strong inverse statistical relationship between the “Bomb Iraq!” crowd and those who want to give these refugees the asylum we absolutely *owe* them. The more we want to drop a few bombs–to assuage our conscience that we “did something” before leaving these people to their fate and shrugging “we tried”–the less we [Read More...]

If Only Eisenhower Understood War like Cheney and Kristol Do

In other news, a 73 year old vet is fired for giving a bit of cornbread (that Cracker Barrel does not charge for) to a homeless guy. Because the universal destination of goods will not be tolerated when it does not benefit the powerful! 2445 Love for the poor is incompatible with immoderate love of riches [Read More...]

The Death of the Church in Mosul

For the first time in 1600 years, there was no Mass in Mosul this weekend. Our war in Iraq failed to meet one single criterion for Just War.  There was no lasting, grave, and certain threat, and this led to the Duplicity Tango. Step 1 of the Duplicity Tango: Ignore the people calling to finish [Read More...]

Wow. My respect for Megyn Kelly just went way up

MEGYN KELLY: In your op-ed, you write as follows: ‘Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.’ But time and time again, history has proven that you got it wrong as well, sir. You said there were no doubts that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass [Read More...]

Glenn Beck: “Liberals, you were right. We should never have gone into Iraq”

Repentance is good for the soul. Thing is, Andrew Bacevich, Pat Buchanan, St. John Paul and Benedict are not very accurately described as liberals.  But he means well and it’s good to see. [Read more...]

Gall, Chutzpah, Nerve, Arrogance, Folly and Pride

Cheney:  Obama “so wrong about so much” For instance, his failure to prosecute Dick “Other Priorities” Cheney for war crimes. File under: Arsonist offers critical remarks on fire department. [Read more...]

USA! USA!

“The Americans in their intercourse with strangers appear impatient of the smallest censure and insatiable of praise. The most slender compliment is acceptable to them; the most exalted seldom contents them; they unceasingly harass you to extort praise, and if you resist their entreaties they fall to praising themselves. It would seem as if, doubting [Read More...]


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