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28th July 2004 - FrontPage Magazine

9/11: A Failure of Academia

A few months ago, when the 9/11 Commission released footage of the communications between several command centers and the transportation network during the dramatic minutes of September 11, one phrase chilled me to the bones. It summarized how unprepared America was to face to the Jihadist...

26th July 2004 - National Review Online

Clarke Tipped in the Wrong Direction: Is Warning Osama Associates “Taking Terrorism Seriously?”

In his apology to the families of the victims of 9/11, Richard Clarke said, "Your government failed you. Those entrusted with protecting you failed you, and I failed you."

23rd July 2004 - The Washington Times

The Next Strike: Will Al Qaida Attack the Conventions

One of the heaviest questions in the realm of homeland security these days centers on the possibility that al Qaeda cells are targeting the American political process, starting with the upcoming political conventions. This threat is accompanied with the deployment of tens of thousands of law...

22nd July 2004 - Scripps Howard News Service

Clear and Present Danger; American’s Enemies Target Democrats and Republicans Alike

Clifford D. May

Bipartisan alliances have become a rarity in Washington. But this week, in a small room in the Capitol, Sen. Joseph Lieberman, a Democrat from Connecticut, and Sen. Jon Kyl, a Republican from Arizona, joined hands to create one.

21st July 2004 - The New York Post

Unfair Allegations

Clifford D. May

I was shocked and chagrined to see The Post's front page story on Friday ("Ingrate: Iraq diplo axed for dissing GIs," July 16) about Iraq's representative, Rend al Rahim.

19th July 2004 - National Review Online

A Court in the Service of Terrorism: Playing Arafat’s Propaganda Game

The decision by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to condemn the Israeli security barrier has dealt a serious blow to the credibility of international law. The ICJ decided that the barrier is illegal, that Israel should pull it down and that the U.N. General Assembly and Security...

16th July 2004 - New York Times

Rebuilding Iraq With Clean Hands

With Saddam Hussein finally in custody and the future of Iraq looking a little more secure, we're hearing calls for President Bush to rip up the list of countries that the United States has deemed eligible to bid on prime contracts for rebuilding Iraq. Mr. Bush should stick to his guns; that...

16th July 2004 - New York Daily News

Look to Jordan for Peace Option

The cure for the festering Israel-Palestine sore may lie right next door in neighboring Jordan. Up until now, it has only been whispered. But some Palestinian and Israeli opinion makers are beginning to talk cautiously about renewing "the Jordanian option": a West Bank/Gaza Palestinian...

15th July 2004 - Scripps Howard News Service

Court of Injustice; UN Judges Issue a License to Kill

Clifford D. May

Years ago, the New York Daily News ran the headline: “Ford to City: Drop Dead.” Gerald Ford wasn't really telling anyone to die – the News was just characterizing the President's refusal to provide New York vital financial assistance.

14th July 2004 - The Wall Street Journal

Drip, Drip, Drip; More Oil for Food Details Leak Out. When will the U.N. Come Clean?

Kofigate continues. Another stack of secret United Nations Oil for Food do***ents has now reached the press, this batch procured by congressional sources and providing--at long last--a better view of Saddam Hussein's entire U.N.-approved shopping list. This huge roster of Oil for Food relief...

14th July 2004 - National Review Online

Biters Bit; The Liberators Did Not Lie

During the last week, the myth that the British and American governments took their countries to war in Iraq on the basis of lies has been comprehensively demolished. Those who accused the British and American governments of distorting intelligence, of cooking evidence to justify the...

12th July 2004 - National Review Online

Our Man in Niger: Exposed and Discredited, Joe Wilson Might Consider Going Back

Clifford D. May

Joe Wilson's cover has been blown. For the past year, he has claimed to be a truth-teller, a whistleblower, the victim of a vast right-wing conspiracy — and most of the media have lapped it up and cheered him on.

8th July 2004 - Scripps Howard News Service

Michael Moore, Hezbollah Heartthrob

Clifford D. May

"Fahrenheit 9/11" is making mega-bucks in American theaters and -- with some help from terrorists who also are Michael Moore fans -- it could prove a blockbuster in the Middle East too....

8th July 2004 - The Indianapolis Star

Saddam Takes the Stage and Delivers His Lines

Saddam Hussein's defiant attitude during his court appearance was not the product of a delusional former tyrant. It is a staged cinema of a carefully planned series of steps. While many in the West had their eyes wide-open at the first appearance of the former dictator in the Iraqi court,...

5th July 2004 - Washington Times

Post-Saddam Choices; Allawi Has Golden Opportunity

The completion of the “transfer paperwork,” two days ahead of schedule, was a pre-emptive strike against al Qaeda, the former Ba’athists, Iran and al Jazeera.

3rd July 2004 - The Miami Herald

Report Doesn’t Deny Link

The well-researched initial findings of the 9/11 Commission have been predictably misconstrued. The most common distortion is that the commission established that there was no connection between al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein's Iraq. The New York Times on June 17 wrote that ``there was no link...

2nd July 2004 - Akron Beacon Journal

Democracy Expanding, More People Living Freely

A year is an unreasonably short span within which to measure progress. Yet, despite the confusion of daily events, the world is a safer place and more people enjoy freedom than a year ago.

1st July 2004 - Scripps Howard News Service

His Life: As President and Autobiographer, Clinton’s Focus Was Not Terrorism

Clifford D. May

President Clinton's autobiography, “My Life,” is like Clinton's life – oversized, unabashedly self-serving and rather hard to read.

1st July 2004 - Fox News

U.N. Lesson: Follow the Oil-for-Food Money

NEW YORK — This is the tale of a bribe linked to the U.N. oil-for-food program in Iraq.

1st July 2004 - Commentary


Since Claudia Rosett's campaign to deny the United Nations any role in "bringing democracy to Iraq" may offer the best hope of saving my colleagues from further risks in that country, it is tempting to leave her unanswered ["The Oil-for-Food Scam: What Did Kofi Annan Know, and When Did He...


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