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Why Do They Fight On?

One explanation for why some Iraqi soldiers continue to fight is, apparently, that it is yet another consequence of the ill-fated decision to leave Saddam in power back in 1991. Those that surrender and those that welcome US/UK troops into their towns need to know that there will be no retribution from the authorities in a post-war Iraq – that means that the US must continually reiterate that not only is there no room for Saddam in the country’s future government, but there is none for any of his henchmen either.

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Law & the Courts

Censure Dianne Feinstein

Regardless of the fate of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, the Senate should censure the ranking Democratic member of the Judiciary Committee, Dianne Feinstein. Her deception and maneuvering, condemned across the political spectrum, seriously interfered with the Senate’s performance of its constitutional duty to ... Read More

Are We on the Verge of Civil War?

Americans keep dividing into two hostile camps. It seems the country is back to 1860 on the eve of the Civil War, rather than in 2018, during the greatest age of affluence, leisure, and freedom in the history of civilization. The ancient historian Thucydides called the civil discord that tore apart the ... Read More
Law & the Courts

It’s a Set-up

In my column yesterday, I contended that the unverifiable sexual-assault allegation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh bore “all the hallmarks of a set-up.” I based that assessment on the patently flimsy evidence, coupled with Senate Democrats’ duplicitous abuse of the confirmation-hearing process. To repeat ... Read More