In the first one, Dennis Prager writes that "there is nothing moral, let alone realistic, about this goal", meaning American nuclear disarmament. Quoting the President, "The basic bargain is sound: countries with nuclear weapons will move toward disarmament, countries without nuclear weapons will not acquire them."
—President Barack Obama, Prague, April 6, 2009
Prager makes the case that disarming America will not make the world safer simply because rogue nations, such as North Korea, Pakistan and Iran will never give up their weapons.
The biggest fallacy I've heard is from Iran who claims that in order to be "fair", Israel should disarm. You know something? If Iran disarms, there will be peace in the region. If Israel disarms, there will be a bloodbath. Anyone stupid enough to thing otherwise isn't fit to make decisions.
Click to read Prager's article, "America's Naive President."
The second article is from Mark Steyn and is titled, "Exporting their mistakes worldwide."
During the Obama administration's foray to London this past week, officials provided a special telephone number to journalists interested in discussing foreign-policy issues in an "on-the-record briefing call with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and National Security Advisor Jim Jones."While this could be excused as a typo, Steyn argues (and quite well) that this is but the icing on the cake for this administration. It really is - like all of Mark Steyn's articles - a must read.
Unfortunately, as part of the curious run of bad luck currently afflicting our new secretary of state, upon dialing the number the gentlemen of the press were greeted by a honey-voiced seductress, presumably not Secretary Clinton, offering them "phone sex" and seeking their credit-card number if they "feel like getting nasty."
No, it wasn't a White House April Fools' gag. This was April 2.
Click to read Steyn's article, "Exporting their mistakes worldwide."
The last article is by Thomas Sowell. As you know, I consider Sowell to be the preeminent columnist of this generation. With just a pen and paper (or a keyboard), he is able to make the most complex situation simple and obvious. His is a unique perspective in both economics, poverty and conservatism and I especially treasure his random thoughts collections.
Like always, these thoughts are well conceived and brutally honest.
Barack Obama seems determined to repeat every disastrous mistake of the 1930s, at home and abroad. He has already repeated Herbert Hoover's policy of raising taxes on high income earners, FDR's policy of trying to micro-manage the economy and Neville Chamberlain's policy of seeking dialogues with hostile nations while downplaying the dangers they represent.Click to read Sowell's article, "Random Thoughts."
On an entirely different note, I just wanted to add that while I haven't written anything regarding American Idol this year, like I have in the past, it's not for lack of watching. However, after watching tonight's episode, it seems very clear to me that if not for Adam Lambert, I could see it coming down to two or three contestants - Danny Gokey, Kris Allen and Matt Giraud.
But Adam Lambert proved tonight, with his rendition of "Mad World" by Tears for Fears. He slowed it down with such tremendous grace and emotion that I would say it was one of the finest performances I have ever seen on the show. Considering I felt that way when I heard his take on Michael Jackson's "Black and White" and I don't see how anyone can touch him at this point. He's been very consistent and is clearly the cream of an otherwise decent crop this year.
Besides, has Simon ever before given someone a standing ovation before the finale?