The reluctant hegemon

An important piece by Charles Krauthammer:Decline Is a ChoiceInsightful comment on the above:Paul Rahe: Obama's agendaWestern Civilization, by-and-large this means Judeo-Christian tradition and mores, is beating itself into moral equivalency with all other socio-political-philosophic systems - real or imagined. We've already lost Europe. Thus, when American exceptionalism is finally not simply abandoned, but abhorred by… Continue reading The reluctant hegemon

You are responsible

My first exposure to Demure Thoughts came today, thanks to Day by Day.It's worth the visit just for this,...the practice of trying to separate a man from his actions is what has gotten this country into the s**t hole it is [in] today....A man is defined by his actions or lack there of. [sic] There… Continue reading You are responsible

War crimes

"Comedian" John Stewart recently deemed Harry Truman a war criminal because of the atomic bombs Truman ordered dropped on Japan. In context of the discussion Mr. Stewart had little choice, since he contends George Bush and Dick Cheney, et. al. should be prosecuted for war crimes for waterboarding.I highly recommend this response to Mr. Stewart's… Continue reading War crimes

Comparisons – Obama unplugged

Barack Obama considers the liberation of Iraq equivalent to the rape of Georgia.“We’ve got to send a clear message to Russia and unify our allies,” Obama told a crowd of supporters in Virginia. “They can’t charge into other countries. Of course it helps if we are leading by example on that point.”In that last bit,… Continue reading Comparisons – Obama unplugged

"Let’s Roll!" An existential challenge.

Would it be reasonable to expect students at Virginia Tech to have rushed the psychotic murderer Cho Seung-Hui?This question has generated numerous reactions typified by, "You're dishonoring the memory of those who were killed by deigning to ask it." Some have said that, "not having military training is not their fault." This is true. Whether… Continue reading "Let’s Roll!" An existential challenge.