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Hans Blix finally admits what has been clear for some time: Iraq’s 12,000 page weapons declaration, ridiculed by the US and its media satellites, was true.

1:12 pm on September 9, 2003

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These PunchTheBag folks are just administration shills. They gloat about a 61% favorability rating for Bush. What kind of conservative or libertarian with a functioning brain could still be cheering for Bush? What conservative principle has he not consistently sold out (or never believed in in the first place)?

According to them, we’re the “Hate America Right” — apparently because we, along with 99% of the world’s population, think the U.S. government is run by lying buffoons. Oh, and we’re against Bush’s constant expansions of the welfare state — what crazy anti-Americans we are!

I suppose that since Bush was for war, in these geniuses’ minds that makes him a conservative. But so was Hillary, who even defends Bush’s bogus intel info. So what’s left? He combs his hair?

1:33 pm on December 18, 2003

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Talk about missing the point. Here’s what the New York Times, in its “Inside the List” segment, says about The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History:

“It is possible to imagine a reader polishing off Michael Crichton’s novel, cracking his knuckles and thinking to himself, ”That was some fine neocon fiction, but what I really want is a neocon retelling of this country’s back story.’

“That reader should turn his attention to Thomas E. Woods Jr.’s new book, ”The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History,” which is No. 15 on this week’s paperback nonfiction list. Woods…argues that most American history courses these days teach kids only ”a series of drearily predictable cliches.” He tries to right these wrongs by explaining why the colonists were true conservatives, why the Civil War wasn’t necessary to free the slaves and why Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal was a fiasco. (Woods goes on to skewer the Brown v. Board of Education decision, Medicare, Medicaid and, of course, the presidency of Bill Clinton.)”

Um, how many neocons take any of those positions (other than their opposition to Clinton, which involves no truly fundamental disagreement)? Is the left really that obtuse? (Happy news: the book will be #8 on the January 16 NYT list.)

12:07 pm on January 10, 2005

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I’m told that this Eric Muller character is obsessed with me. Who knows and who cares; I probably have more books and articles published in the past three years than Muller has in his whole career.

But someone sent me a link to an article that Muller calls “great.” Here it is.

How many historical errors and demonstrably false interpretations can you count in this “great” article? Its interpretation of the general welfare clause, for example. And on and on.

And a law professor thinks this article, that only an idiot could endorse, is “great”? Why exactly am I supposed to be intimidated by such a person?

2:55 pm on February 17, 2005

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The more government anti-smoking ads that schoolkids are subjected to, the more likely they are to smoke. And clearly DARE interests children in drugs. There’s a lesson here for the prohibitionists. (Via Drudge)

9:20 am on July 20, 2007

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The Republican party betrays and marginalizes Ron Paul supporters. (Thanks to WRH.)

UPDATE Thanks to Mark Silva of the Swamp for reporting on the rollcall betrayal. (Thanks to Brad Funkhouser.)

Really, the Republicans are a despicable bunch.

1:40 pm on September 4, 2008

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The mysteriously aquired “intelligence” documents alleging an Iranian nuclear program were forged. Just like the phony stories of the yellowcake from Niger, the Gulf of Tonkin incident, and all the rest. (Thanks to Doug Eberhardt)

Whenever we hear about government “intelligence” butressing some neocon war agitation, we should immediately think: Lie.

10:48 am on November 11, 2008

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From the New York Times:

Daniel Levy, an Israeli analyst with the New America Foundation here, said the flaw in the Israeli strategy is the belief that that people in Gaza will blame their own government, and not the Israelis, for the new wave of violence.

This is the mistake power always makes. It’s especially the mistake American and Israeli power always make.

9:12 pm on January 3, 2009
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