Why They Are at War with Us

January 14th, 2010

By Tom Carter I disagree with Pat Buchanan more often than not.  However, in a recent column he asked and answered questions about why Islamic extremists, al-Qaeda in particular, are at war with the West and particularly with the U.S.  We routinely denounce the religious extremism of the backward culture that spawns them, but we don’t often […]

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The Afghanistan Train Wreck

December 28th, 2009

By Tom Carter The classic metaphor is watching two trains chug along toward each other in slow motion, knowing that they will collide head-on but being unable to do anything about it.  That’s what the Administration’s Afghanistan policy looks like.  The President made his speech at West Point, declaring that he would send an additional […]

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Why Afghanistan Is Important

December 2nd, 2009

Pakistan has had nuclear capabilities and weaponry for years and the last thing the world needs is ‘nuclear Pakistan’ falling into the hands of the Taliban.

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A Strategy Certain to Fail

December 2nd, 2009

By Tom Carter President Obama announced his strategy for the war in Afghanistan in a speech at West Point last night. He predictably chose a middle path, a domestic political decision designed to satisfy conservatives that the war isn’t being abandoned and to satisfy liberals that the commitment is neither large nor unlimited.  He sought to […]

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