Saturday, July 23, 2005

Here Come the Judge...and More

So what about Judge Roberts? At this point, I can do little more than shrug my shoulders at the question. My friends in the "pro-life and pro-family" community seem to have made up their mind, however. My inbox is overflowing with emails from the Christian Coalition, Focus on the Family, and various other para-church ministries who so frequently lose their way wandering between the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Man. If Bush had appointed Larry Tribe these characters would be trying to convince Christians of his judicial fitness. In any case, they are metaphysically certain that Roberts is their guy--and let's face it, they aren't to be trusted. So we're on our own. What do we know about Roberts? Not much, and that is the problem. Roberts appears to be a pillar of the Washington establishment who has no firm allegiance to strict constructionism. One more stealth nominee by the GOP. Is he more likely to morph into Antonin Scalia, or David Souter?

Iraqis unable to fight on their own:

About half of Iraq's new police battalions are still being established and cannot conduct operations, while the other half of the police units and two-thirds of the new army battalions are only "partially capable" of carrying out counterinsurgency missions, and only with American help, according to a newly declassified Pentagon assessment.


Are they unable, or unwilling? I would guess that there is little incentive for Iraqi soldiers as long as Americans will fight on their behalf.

The war is over. Iran won!

Another bad week in Iraq.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Ron Foley said...

D,

A couple of years ago, in his Senate confirmation hearing for a seat on the second highest court, Roberts told committee that he had no overarching judicial philosophy????? Incredible!

1:07 PM  
Blogger Darrell said...

These days, that's how you get to be a SCOTUS nominee. Write nothing controversial, say nothing of substance, and you too can be become a Supreme Court justice.

8:52 PM  
Anonymous Aakash said...

Well, then... I guess I'm out of the running!

[ So is Ann... ;-) ]

12:29 AM  

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