Afghanistan Rules of Engagement Endanger American Soldiers

This is the most disturbing account I’ve read in some time regarding America’s rules of engagements in the on-going conflict in Afghanistan. From the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights: I’ve argued in Winning the Unwinnable War and in talks around the country that this policy is self-crippling and morally perverse. And the policy is […]

Bush Sums Up Own Presidency

Via Boing Boing, of all places, here’s Bush making perhaps the most nakedly precise statement I’ve seen from a politician in ages: “I’ve abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system.” — George Bush, at 1:40 in this CNN video. (via Slate) And for me, no matter the context in which he said it (I […]

News Flash: Bush Upheld Principles

This is perhaps the most damning statement Bush could have made regarding his Presidency: ‘I Did Not Compromise My Principles’. Precisely.

Bush to be Remembered for Helping Iraqis, Hurting Americans

It’s really too bad when an American President considers as one of his principal achievements something “he” did for the people of another country: “I’d like to be a president [known] as somebody who liberated 50 million people and helped achieve peace,” Bush told his sister, Dorothy Bush Koch, in a conversation recorded for the […]

News Flash: Obama Ignores Own Position About Government Deficits

Here’s a convenient position to take: Budget Concerns Take Back Seat To Bailouts: Budget hawks were aghast when the federal deficit hit a record $455 billion in fiscal 2008, more than double the previous year. That figure could double again in 2009, to $1 trillion, but even balanced budget advocates are saying that may be […]

Surprise, Surprise: Bush Evades Responsibility in Radio Address

Bush is so bad, it makes me philosophically constipated: I can’t stomach an Obama Presidency, but I’ll certainly be happy to see Bush go: Nations around the world have responded to this situation with bold measures, and our actions are having an impact. Credit markets are beginning to thaw and businesses are gaining access to […] Bush Democrats Plundering Iraqi Oil

Okay, that’s not exactly what the email from said. Here’s the most pertinent snip, though: “On Thursday, 80 Bush Democrats voted to give George Bush another $163 billion to occupy Iraq and plunder its oil for another year, even though 68% of Americans want to bring our troops safely home this year.” [Emphasis added] Now, I’m not aware of any […]