The Corner

Charles Krauthammer’s Take

From Fox News on the last night of 2009:

On the systemic failures surrounding the Christmas Day bombing:

To me, the scandal is what happened after this guy was apprehended. He got sent to a civilian jail, lawyered up, and he’s not speaking.

He is the guy who allegedly had said immediately after he was apprehended that there are others like him in Yemen who are training [for similar suicide missions]. He has information on all this.

Instead of treating him as an enemy combatant, we have a mania in this administration of treating people like him as a criminal — and we lose all access to any information which would save American lives.

On 2010:

2010 will be the year of Iran. Only three outcomes are possible: (a) there will be an Israeli strike, (b) there is going to be a revolution, which will attenuate the nuclear issue, or (c) the Iranian regime will either acquire [the bomb] or come up to the threshold of becoming a nuclear power.

NRO Staff — Members of the National Review Online editorial and operational teams are included under the umbrella “NR Staff.”

Most Popular


Gillette Is Not Wrong

Is the new Gillette razor ad a radical feminist attack on masculinity — the commercial embodiment of a woke sensibility? I was prepared to think so. But having watched it twice, I find a lot to like. The ad has been panned by some conservative commentators. With all due respect, I think they are falling into a ... Read More
PC Culture

David Webb’s White Privilege

And here I thought I was the only black man with white privilege. Areva Martin, a CNN “analyst” — whatever in hell that means anno Domini 2019 — was in the middle of a spirited exchange with the conservative talk-radio host David Webb about racial preferences in hiring. Webb argued — as ... Read More