Foreign Affairs

Fear and Hope in the Sudan

By Carroll Andrew Morse | August 25, 2005 |

At TechCentralStation, I have an article giving some background on how the death of Southern Sudan’s long-time leader John Garang is likely to effect the situation there.

More on American Will to Win a War

By Marc Comtois | August 23, 2005 | Comments Off on More on American Will to Win a War

To amplify Don’s previous post, read what Max Borders has to say in a column over at TCS. He labels it “Vietnam Syndrome” and echoes many of the points mentioned by both Preston and Frum. He also has some of his own ideas as to how to combat this creeping mindset. First, the Administration needs…

Does America Have the Sustained Will to Win at Post-Modern Warfare?

By | August 23, 2005 |

Bryan Preston, of JunkYardBlog, is one of the guest bloggers on Michelle Malkin’s site and he has posted a very important piece on the American mindset regarding our battle against Islamofascists in the War on Terror: The war we are fighting, the one that includes Iraq as a theatre of combat but encompasses a second…

Cultural Misunderstanding?

By Carroll Andrew Morse | August 20, 2005 |

The final line in this story about the new Iraqi constitution caught my eye…“I expect that the constitution would be finished before Monday,” Sunni negotiator Saleh al-Mutlaq said. “Negotiations are still under way and everybody is determined to finish it before the deadline.” He said American and British officials were pressing the Sunnis to compromise…

Democratization Skepticism on the Right I

By Carroll Andrew Morse | August 18, 2005 |

Conservative arguments against a foreign policy of promoting democracy are becoming more common. Here’s the start of one from Lawrence Auster in The American Thinker…Now that the democratization of Iraq has led to a constitution based on the totalitarian sharia law, perhaps President Bush and his advisors can better understand the truth enunciated by Norman…

Aussie Prime Minister Howard: Challenging Fanciful Thinking About Global War on Terror

By | July 22, 2005 |

Australian Prime Minister John Howard cuts through all the nonsensical, politically correct talk about the global war on terror with these words: Could I start by saying the prime minister [Tony Blair] and I were having a discussion when we heard about it [July 7 attacks in London]. My first reaction was to get some…

The Pacifist’s Double Standard

By Carroll Andrew Morse | July 18, 2005 | Comments Off on The Pacifist’s Double Standard

The headline on today’s Financial Times article about Iraq suffers from a double standard all too common in MSM reporting.Weekend of slaughter propels Iraq towards all-out civil war.For some reason, continuing violence directed against a population does not constitute a state of war. Only once the population fights back in a systematic way do the…

Iraq: Terrorist Flypaper or Terrorism’s “Cassus beli“?

By Marc Comtois | July 12, 2005 |

I’ve thought that there was some credence to be given to the flypaper theory–fight the terrorists there so we won’t have to fight them here–as applied to Iraq. With the recent London bombings as background, Gregory Scoblete convincingly argues that Iraq-as-flypaper is a flawed theory. The strategy of aggressively preempting terrorists and terror-threats, the essence…

Not a Gulf in Every Sense

By Justin Katz | July 8, 2005 | Comments Off on Not a Gulf in Every Sense

A debatable comment from the Providence Journal’s editorial about the London bombings: Thursday’s attacks seemed clearly timed to coincide with the opening of the G-8 summit meeting in Scotland, where efforts to help Africa (home of almost 350 million Muslims) have been high on the agenda. Quite a gulf between that and Islamic terrorists’ agenda…

As we say here in the US: These colors don’t run

By Carroll Andrew Morse | July 7, 2005 | Comments Off on As we say here in the US: These colors don’t run