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Major Media Screws The Corner Again



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Time magazine runs a piece on great war blogs and blogs during wartime. No mention of the Corner again. They ask for suggestions of other good blogs. Maybe you could drop them a line?

The View From Al Jazeera



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Cair’s Latest Outrage



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Daniel Pipes has been nominated by the White House to the congressionally funded Institute of Peace. (Amazing, imagine this happening a month ago.) CAIR hates it.

Web Briefing: October 23, 2014

Names Released



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Inter-Service Rivalry



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An inter-service joke (from a Navy person): “The Army says, HOO-AH, and the
Marine Corps says OO-RAH. What does the Air Force say? Answer: ‘FORE!’”

Useless Idiots



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We all know about the category “useful idiots.” I think Michael Gorbachev
is such a nullity he doesn’t even rise to the level of “useful idiot.” He
is more like a “useless idiot.” Here he is in deep discussions with the
“president” of “Lebanon” (a Syrian satrapy), arguing that–guess what?–we
should stop fighting & hand matters back to the UN.

Morgue Near Basra



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Hundred of remains found near Basra. One wonders when the Left will concede the regime was evil.

We Got There Before They Did



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MSNBC (from embed): 120 bunkers of munitions 100 miles south of Baghdad

Digging



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Marines are looking for chemical weapons at a girls’ school.

The Reason The Corner Slept Last Night



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We are confident the U.S. armed forces have it all under control.

Yeah, The Nyt Gets It



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NEW-YORK-TIMES-WATCH GUY points out this headline in the paper of record (from the website, anyway:

“U.S. Tanks Come Under Fire During Three-Hour Incursion

By PATRICK E. TYLER”

You might think that the Iraqis made the incursion and surprised the US. But read the story: US tanks made it to center Baghdad and BIG NEWS were fired upon. Shouldn’t the headline be: US Reaches central Baghdad Despite Resistance in 3Hour Incursion?

Urban Legend



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A piece on our website, along with thousands of blog sites and emails across cyberspace, cited a CNN Martin Savidge heartwarming story of selfless Marines. The story was not true, according to Snopes.com. (Though, one of the names mentioned of a serviceman killed in action, was real.)

The View On The Baghdad Ground



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It’s Not Just The Bagdad Airport Getting a Name Change



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Sgt. Skbar Has Been Charged With Murder



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(Just saw on FNC) Read Joel Mowbray on his Saudi ties here, if you have not..

Just in Case You Were Wondering



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Wolf Blitzer: “We’re hearing NON-STOP explosions in the Iraqi capital.” Everyone’s waiting for the disinformation guy’s promise/threat.

Michael Kelly



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My cell phone rang just as I was about to go into a church on W. 31st Street. It was my wife. “Michael Kelly is dead,” she said, and it felt like the earth disappeared from under my feet. I can’t say that I knew him well, but I knew him, and admired his work like nobody else’s. I went in to mass, and offered it up for him, and for his mom and dad, Tom and Marguerite. They were my neighbors when I lived on Capitol Hill, and have been fortunate enough to have been a guest at their table on a number of occasions. I mean it literally when I say you will not find finer people anywhere. And God, were they proud of their son. My heart is broken for them–and for their daughter-in-law and young children who have lost a husband and father. Mike Kelly was the best. The best. And he came from the best. God love them, the Kellys.

Just in Case You Were Afraid to Ask



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From a reader:


Jonah,
As a used to be occasional turned fanatic NRO reader, I have a confession to make. What does NRODT mean? Whatever it is I know it MUST be great as I see references to it constantly in The Corner. If you will please clarify what this is exactly, I am sure that I will participate, consume, purchase etc.

Many thanks,

[Name Withheld]
(A.K.A. Sheepishly Asking Question Guy)

It stands for National Review On Dead Tree. Why it caught on is a mystery.

Darkness of North Korea



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Several readers wanted a link to the picture I mentioned of the earth at
night. Here you go. Click
on the photo for a full-screen image.

Union of Democracies



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This idea has been around since at least July 1939, when George Orwell wrote
an article about it in the Adelphi. See Volume 1 of CEJLGO

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