Tuesday's links and comments
I'm a little behind on posting these but the older ones were important enough to save.
The Cause Bush Did Justice To is an article regarding President Bush's Supreme Court nominees. As much as conservatives have been critical of President Bush we have to give him credit for John Roberts and Sam Alito.
This article from the Wall Street Journal examines Joe Lieberman's lonely stance as a Democrat in favor of winning. Heck, Republican senators in favor of winning make up a small club anymore. The whole article is worth reading, but I want to share this paragraph to demonstrate Lieberman's clarity on the situation.
"Iraq is the central part of a larger and ultimately longer-term conflict in the Middle East between moderates and extremists, between democrats and dictators, between Iran- and Iraq-sponsored terrorism and the rest of the Middle East. . . . Are we going to surrender to them, surrender that country to them, and encourage people like them to be in authority and power all over the Middle East and in a better position to strike us again?" asks Mr. Lieberman.
On the other hand we have Sen. Arlen Specter.
Specter continues to campaign for giving habeas corpus rights to terror-war prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay. The Philadelphia Republicrat is wrong. Prisoners of war typically are not entitled to habeas corpus. But Mr. Specter would give unlawful enemy combatants, who target civilians, greater legal rights even though the latter have rejected the laws of war.
In response to Sen. Clinton's entry into the 2008 presidential campaign over the weekend, former senate majority leader Dr. Bill Frist has a series of questions for her that could be posed to any of people running.
As a voter, here is my list of questions that I hope she will answer:Voters should understand where candidates stand on these issues and others before entering the voting booth.
Do you favor personal savings accounts as a voluntary part of Social Security Reform?
Do you favor an increase in retirement age as part of Medicare reform?
Should Medicare have an element of means testing?
Do you favor opening up Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration?
How do you propose expanding Health Savings Accounts?
Do you favor giving citizenship to those who are in this country illegally?
Should the United States send troops to stop the genocide in Darfur?
Will you make the Presidents tax cuts permanent?
Would you favor elimination of the death tax?
Would you support a flat tax?
Do you support President Bush's plan for Iraq?
Will you seek to meet with the leaders of Syria or North Korea or Iran?
Should the United States end the embargo of Cuba?
Peggy Noonan gives her Thoughts in advance of the State of the Union.
If you are easily offended, DON'T read this article by Burt Prelutsky titled Black Racism. I wouldn't want the job of opening his mail.
There are times where Rush Limbaugh says outrageous stuff just to get people riled up. This is NOT one of those times. From INSTAPUNDIT:
RUSH LIMBAUGH ON THE 2008 PRESIDENTIAL FIELD: "To be honest with you, there's nobody out there that revs me up, so why should I pretend that there is?"None of the announced candidates on either side strike me as being of presidential timber. Is it too early to see about drafting Fred Thompson?