June 18, 2007
I was gonna blame women's lib

In an opinion piece in Saturday's Washington Post, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon identifies the root of the genocide taking place in Darfur. Almost invariably, we discuss Darfur in a convenient military and political shorthand -- an ethnic conflict pitting Arab militias against black rebels and farmers. Look to its roots, though, and you […]

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December 20, 2006
U.S. politicians are amateurs

I've written quite a bit about Randy "Duke" Cunningham, William "$90,000-in-the-freezer" Jefferson and other assorted crooked politicians. However, it's pretty clear that American politicians are amateurs compared to the professionals who call the United Nations their workplace. An article in Tuesday's New York Sun by Claudia Rosett reveals that before taking the top job at […]

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December 4, 2006
Bolton bolts

U.S. ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton has tendered his resignation. First Sen. George "crybaby" Voinovich and then Sen. Lincoln "backstabber" Chafee and their perfidy is to blame for Bolton's exit after the Democrats won control of the Senate last month. Voinovich blocked Bolton's nomination when it first came up because he thought Bolton would […]

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November 23, 2006
Not a smart call

It looks like France the cheese-eating surrender monkeys are looking to lose another war. French soldiers in Lebanon who feel threatened by aggressive Israeli overflights are permitted to shoot at IAF fighter jets, a high-ranking French military officer told The Jerusalem Post. Wednesday, several days after meeting with an IDF general in Paris to discuss […]

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October 24, 2006
An unpopular solution?

In a subscribers-only piece in today's Wall Street Journal Max Boot suggests that those people who are truly concerned about the slaughter in Darfur consider doing something more substantive than TV commercials and full-page newspaper ads. Case in point: Darfur. A force of 7,000 lightly armed African Union peacekeepers has been helpless to stop the […]

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September 14, 2006
What's wrong with politics

John Bolton has been doing an excellent job as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations for the past year-plus. Unfortunately, he has not been confirmed by the Senate and his recess appointment will expire at the end of the current Congress. I'm of the opinion that there are only two reasons to reject a president's […]

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August 1, 2006
U.N. provides hostages for terrorists

The U.N. Security Council unanmiously (what is the Bush administration doing?) approved keeping U.N. observers in the war zone that is southern Lebanon for another month. The U.N. observers do nothing. They were supposed to verify Israel's withdrawal from Lebanon six years ago -- and they did. Since then, they were supposed to be monitoring […]

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July 27, 2006
Reassessing the U.N.

For a long time I was basically of the opinion that the United Nations was merely useless when it came to dealing with war, peace and the other goings-on between nations. I may be a little slow on the uptake, but now I believe that the United Nations is far worse; it is a barrier […]

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July 24, 2006
A clue?

If it wasn't obvious before now, the United Nations is at best useless and at worst an impediment to peace in the world. How else to explain U.N. humanitarian coordinator Jan Egeland's (pictured indicating his total IQ) announcement that Israel has violated "humanitarian law" by trying to defend itself from Hezbollah. Talk about clueless. Hezbollah […]

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June 16, 2006
WWHD?

I'm reading a transcript of yesterday's on-air debate between radio host Hugh Hewitt and The New Republic's Peter Beinart when they have this exchange over What Would Harry Do? HH: And I think Harry Truman would agree with that. I don't think Harry Truman would ever agree to the International Criminal Court, do you? PB: […]

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