Monthly Archives: December 2006

Justice – 30 years later

There is something utterly unfair in the fact that a politician is being punished by the people for acting in the best interest of the very same people. All obituaries about President Gerald Ford make the point that his pardon … Continue reading

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Of War and Pride

The most puzzling aspect of President Bush’s plan for sending additional U.S. troops to Iraq is: where this idea came from? The increase of American military presence was not among recommendations of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group. The Joint Chiefs … Continue reading

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Ready or not, here comes Obama

Two articles in today’s Washington Post ask the same —  completely hollow, in my opinion — question: are Americans ready to elect black president? First, Eugene Robinson goes to a great length at comparing "problems" and "advantages" of two democratic … Continue reading

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McCain’s Gambit

Senator John McCain should mind what he’s wishing for: he might get it.  Of all declared or presumed 2008 presidential contenders, McCain has been the only one who called for increased military presence in Iraq.  Up until now, this idea … Continue reading

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Rejection of the idea of negotiating with Syria and Iran on Iraq would make sense if one is to believe that the price Syria and Iran would ask for their cooperation is unacceptably high. The problem is that this price will only grow over time.
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That Murder in London for $25M

Should one believe Charles Krauthammer of Washington Post, Russian president Vladimir Putin has authorized spending at least $25M for killing Alexander Litvinenko, a person no one has heard about only couple of month before.
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Washington Post’s Charles Krauthammer is absolutely correct: the corrupt and inefficient Maliki government must be immediately replaced — by us. But let’s stop talking trash about “democracy” in Iraq.
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