Baseball Crank
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February 26, 2003
WAR/POLITICS: Grab Bag

Lord knows I'm no Noam Chomsky fan, but it still shocked me to read Chomsky's visceral contempt for Vaclav Havel and his gratitude to America at the collapse of the tyranny that ran Havel's country. (link via Instapundit)

Janeane Garafolo on why she's qualified to be taken seriously on issues of war and peace: "Now that Iím sober I watch a lot of news."

Joshua Micah Marshall has an interesting argument on why he thinks Dick Cheney is incompetent.

A great Goldberg File today, in defense of McCarthyism, then and now.

The Economist sums it up for all those who are reluctant supporters of war with Iraq:

"it would be wise [for the United States] to secure support for its threat through the UN, both to make the war less risky and to make the post-war peace more likely to be durable. But, in the end, the reality remains: if Mr Hussein refuses to disarm, it would be right to go to war. Saddamned, perhaps, if you do; but Saddamned, also, if you don't."

Count the uses of "I" by Bill Clinton in this item. Clinton even manages to make the death of Richard Nixon's press secretary about himself, saying that Ron Zeigler was "wise in the ways of Washington, and battle-scarred as I am."

Why am I not surprised that the mere existence in office of Jennifer Granholm has already pushed liberal writers to stump for abolishing the constitutional prohibition on foreign-born presidents?

Andrew Sullivan carries a reminder (second item) that it was also France who killed the League of Nations, in part by refusing to respect an oil embargo against Italy.

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