Lots of Tidbits
There's a lot going on in the blogosphere today, and so much is being said (and said well) that I find myself at a loss to write about it. So I'll merely serve as a signpost.
First, in the War on Terror, a trio of items:
- Yasser Arafat is dead. Or is he? Okay, so at best he's not long for this world. And the search for his hidden billions (yes, that's right - billions) in humanitarian aid money (which he was "holding" for his people...right) proceeds apace.
- The assault on Fallujah continues. And Belmont Club is apparently better at covering it than the New York Times. Who knew?
- A new study written by Alberto Abadie from the John F. Kennedy School Of Government concludes that the ties between terrorism and poverty are nonexistent. So what breeds terrorism, then? Limited freedom. How do we best combat terrorism? Give people more.
Funny how that works, huh?
Also making the rounds today is a great election retrospective
by Dave Kopel titled: "How Hillary Clinton Won the Presidential Elections of 2008 and 2012."
(recently added to my BlogRoll
) is its usual (read: great) British-libertarian self.
Brian T. has finally come out
of the gay-conservative closet to his long-time liberal correspondent. Dean Esmay
does the same...only without the 'gay' part.
Debbye is very unhappy
I just can't take any more of CNN. Is it just me, or is it as plain as daylight that for the Iraqi army to work with us to take Fallujah is in many significant ways more important for them than for us? CNN's main talking point continues to be that having the Iraqi army fight is part of our exit strategy, which overlooks the rather obvious fact that the Iraqi army is taking responsibility for the future stability of Iraq on behalf of and for the Iraqi people and, if you will, this is a major part of their entrance strategy as a sovereign nation. [Emphasis in original]
And Ace Of Spades tracks down the Republican National Committee's response
to the suggestion of liberal bloggers that Howard Dean be named chairman of the DNC.
A very lively day, so far.