Srdja Trifkovic wonders if there was conspiracy involved at Pearl Harbor. For more, check out this article and interview with Robert Stinnett. You can also read John Flynn's take from 1945.
Doug Olsen says that the president is a liar and should be impeached. Oh, he's talking about FDR.
William Lind has a good piece on the "National Strategy for Victory in Iraq." He shows that the core assumptions made, which by definition drive the policy, are laughable.
Does Pat Buchanan read his own magazine? In his latest column, Pat attacks Howard Dean, John Kerry, and Jack Murtha for telling some hard truths about the situation in Iraq. Pat says, "Democrats are again courting a perception that they are not really a loyal opposition at all, but a party of defeat and retreat, whose worst nightmare would be to see George Bush emerge as a victorious president in a war they said we could not win." "Whatever one thinks of the war," says Pat, "the party is revealing itself to be so steeped in pessimism that it is unfit to lead the nation. Who could vote for such a party?" As far back as May, 2004, "The American Conservative," then edited by Pat, published an article by Christopher Layne with a headline screaming, "The No-Win War." Layne, in the opening paragraph, writes, "The administration’s Iraq policy is in shambles. Iraq has become a geopolitical humpty-dumpty that America cannot put back together, and the time has come for the United States to withdraw." How is this different from Howard Dean's statements, or the Murtha proposal? In the aftermath of the 2000 election, Lew Rockwell said that one reason for Buchanan's failure was his ideological incoherence. I pointed to the same flaw in my review of "Where the Right Went Wrong," and here we see the confusion in spades. Which is it Pat? Do we stay or do we go?
Showing his penchant for Christian discourse and higher learning, the president calls the Constitution a "goddamned piece of paper."
Getting friendly in the Episcopal "Church." The Episcopal Bishop of Massachusetts, Bishop Thomas Shaw, presided over a "nuptial mass" for a homosexual couple immediately after their "wedding." According the "wedding announcement" in (you guessed it) the New York Times, the "couple" had their first date in a monastery. Isn't that romantic?
National Review founder William F. Buckley turned 80 recently. Last month, the magazine he founded, National Review, turned 50. According to George Will, 1955 represented dark times. In Will's fairytale, "Buckley's country is significantly different, and better, because of him." Yes, 2005 is soooo much better than 1955.