Analysis & Commentary


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...

30th June 2004 - The Wall Street Journal

All in the Family

"Let freedom reign," wrote President Bush as Iraq regained sovereignty Monday. "Today, the secretary-general welcomes the state of Iraq back into the family of independent and sovereign nations," said a United Nations statement.

28th June 2004 - Knight-Ridder Newspapers

Saddam Hussein: Terror Master

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

28th June 2004 - Wall Street Journal

Jack Kemp Statement on Early Transfer of Power to Iraq

Jack Kemp

"The transfer of power in Iraq came only two days early but it was a brilliant tactical stroke by the Bush Administration that puts us two light years ahead of the insurgents in the race to consolidate democracy between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.

28th June 2004 - Wall Street Journal

Law and Torture

In the wake of the Abu Ghraib scandal, it is clear that maintaining humanitarian standards for those we take prisoner is central to the good name of the United States. Interrogation methods for combatants and detainees must be framed in light of the applicable law, even in the war against al...

27th June 2004 - News Group Newspapers

Iraqi Freedoms are Sinister for Saudis

On Wednesday the Coalition Provisional Authority will shut down and Iraq will be governed by Iraqis.

24th June 2004 - Scripps Howard News Service

Family Feuds: Some of the Best Fights Take Place Within the Parties

Clifford D. May

The media – television in particular -- tend to view every issue through a partisan lens: Republicans vs. Democrats, liberals vs. conservatives. Convenient as this shorthand may be, it loses sight of the fact that the most consequential conflicts often take place within the major parties...

24th June 2004 - Grove City College Faculty Opinions

Post-Modern Terrorism

World War IV is total war on a global scale. While numerous nations are arrayed against a myriad of terrorist organizations, the United States is at war with al Qaeda, a terrorist network that traces its origins to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan over a quarter century ago. In Iraq, US...

22nd June 2004 - Washington Post Online

Terrorism: Hostage Crisis

According to Al Jazeera reports, South Korean hostage Kim Sun Il, 33, has been beheaded by his kidnappers.


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