The New York Sun
John Kerry's Swift Boat Debacle
Senator's defective character increasingly difficult to hideBy R. Emmett R. Terrell Jr.
Mr. Tyrrell is the editor in chief of The American Spectator, a contributing editor to the New York Sun, and an adjunct fellow at the Hudson Institute.
Is it not curious that in the major press there is not a trace of humor or even irony perceptible in the hullabaloo over Senator Kerry's latest self-inflicted wound, to wit: the controversy over his Vietnam record? Oh, one fellow has shown a proper sense of the absurdity of it all. [more]
Bush volunteered for combat, was rejected, ex-guardsman says
A former senior Virginia Air National Guard commander, who served with George W. Bush in the Texas Air Guard, says Bush volunteered for Vietnam combat service but was turned down because he did not have the required flight experience. [more]
By Stephen Schwartz
IN HIS RUSH to exculpate the Islamic extremists who would impose sharia as the
exclusive form of law in every Muslim society, David F. Forte writes in his NRO piece,
"Religion Is Not the Enemy," that "as offensive to human rights and dignity
as the stoning of a woman for an act of sexual immorality is, it is not the same as flying
a plane into a building to kill thousands of innocent civilians."
By Daniel Pipes
In his well-written and thoughtful essay, "Religion is Not the Enemy"
(National Review Online, October 19, 2001), David F. Forte makes the important point that
extremists like Osama bin Laden "do not represent historic or mainstream Islam"
but are propagating "a political ideology" akin to Leninism. He very sensibly
urges a U.S. policy that avoids strengthening this foul ideology.
BY KENNETH W. STARR
Both the House and Senate have passed legislation aimed at better arming law enforcement in the struggle against terrorism. As differences between the two bills are being ironed out, questions are being raised about whether all the rules that will emerge from Congress will survive scrutiny by the Supreme Court. [more]
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Kerry is still sacrificing the freedom of the VietnameseBy Edward Morrissey
Mr. Morrissey is a radio talk-show host and freelance writer in Minneapolis, Minn. From www. captainsquartersblog.com.
Senator Kerry has taken to pleading for a return to debate on current issues and more relevant qualifications for the presidency in a bid to bury the debate on his Vietnam record, which at one time was all Mr. Kerry would discuss on the stump. Speaking in New York, Mr. Kerry told a crowd that all the Bush campaign had was fear, while he wanted to talk about how he could outperform President Bush in areas such as foreign policy. So let’s talk foreign policy, as practiced right here at home, by Mr. Kerry.
New York Democrat: Kerry lacks stomach to go after terroristsFormer New York City Mayor Edward Koch, a Democrat, will for the first time in his life vote for a Republican presidential candidate this year because he feels Kerry "doesn't have the stomach" to fight terrorism, Koch told WorldNetDaily.
L.A. Times Overlooks Details of Kerry's FBI Record
The Los Angeles Times inadvertently confirmed, in a long
article, that Democratic presidential nominee John F.
Kerry, as a top board member of the
pro-Viet Cong Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), had been present
during at a November 1971 Kansas City meeting where VVAW leaders
discussed a proposal to assassinate seven U.S. senators who were special
targets of Hanoi, with whose agents selected leaders of VVAW had been
By Serge Trifkovic
OF ALL MAJOR RELIGIONS, Islam is the least amenable to dialogue with other faiths. Among non-Muslims it seeks converts or obedient subjects, not partners in a dialogue. Nevertheless, among some misguided Western social conservatives there exists an a priori desire to forge an alliance of believers against the moral and spiritual decay of a sinful world an "ecumenical jihad," a war of all religions against unbelief. [more]
TWO HUNDRED and eighty million Americans are getting a taste of what it's like to be Jewish. USA Today, America's most-circulated daily, recently reported on its front page that American tourists on the Continent are being attacked by their European hosts. From Paris to Munich to Rome to Amsterdam, Americans are being spat on and yelled at by passersby.
IN THE DAYS BEFORE Iraq's defeat in the 1991 Gulf war, the vast sprawl of anonymous factory buildings that makes up the Badr General Establishment was a central hub in its efforts to design and build a nuclear bomb.
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