Kerry keeps sidestepping his record

By Mona Charen Singing of Werner Van Braun in the 1960s, satirist Tom Lehrer dubbed him “a man whose allegiance is ruled by expedience.” Those words come wafting through time now because they fit the Democratic nominee for president so perfectly. This has been evident about John Kerry throughout his career, but never more than […]

Meanwhile, brave American troops keep dying in Iraq

Freedom Newspapers Since President Bush began the invasion of Iraq on March 19, 2003, 1,000 American troops now have been killed. The sad milestone was reached Tuesday. Since May 1, 2003, when the president stood on the deck of the U.S.S. Lincoln aircraft carrier underneath a banner reading “Mission Accomplished,” 861 Americans have been killed. […]

Bush needs to reconnect with public

By Mona Charen George W. Bush has consistently done the right things during his term in office. Where he has had less success is in saying the right things at the right time. During his first year in office, but before 9-11, I wrote a column urging that he make more televised speeches. He hadn’t […]

And so, what would John Kerry do?

By Mona Charen “They were wrong, and soldiers died because they were wrong.” Thus spoke Sen. John Kerry about the administration’s decision to topple the Saddam Hussein regime. There are a number of problems with Kerry’s formulation. Let’s begin with the fact that Kerry voted for the war. Oh yes, he has since attempted to […]

U.S. becoming aggressor might be biggest failure

The report issued last Friday by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is unlikely to be the last word on what the United States knew or could have known before beginning the war against Iraq last year. But the 520-page document continues to turn up gems of information, few of which speak well of the […]

Defiant Saddam admits nothing

The Associated Press BAGHDAD, Iraq — Saddam Hussein scoffed at charges of war crimes and mass killings Thursday, making a defiant first public appearance since being hunted down seven months ago. The deposed dictator fixed the judge with a penetrating stare and declared: “This is all a theater by Bush, the criminal.” Dressed in a […]

Most opinions of Iraq war came at convenient times

Freedom Newspapers In the case of the Iraq war, even hindsight is less than 20/20. No doubt, as the nation moves closer to a national election, the question of whether President George W. Bush was right to lead a coalition of nations against Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s government will loom ever larger. Presumptive Democratic nominee […]

Most of us thought Saddam had WMDs

Walter Williams Listening to the political and media rhetoric about the war in Iraq, you’d think that only President Bush thought Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. Here are just a few past statements made by Bush’s critics. President Clinton (1998): “One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity […]

Sunday’s letter on Bush missed key facts

By R.L. Render I wish to respond to the guest column by Michele Morris that appeared in the Clovis News Journal on Sunday. She begins by expressing concern for the American casualties. This is followed by the allegation that “President Bush was not honest with military families or the rest of the country” about the […]

War critics don’t dishonor warriors

By Tom Philpott: Military update More than 525 Americans have died and 3,000 have been wounded in Iraq. Thousands of Iraqis have died too, not all of them Saddam Hussein supporters. Fresh U.S. ground forces, 100,000 strong and a third of them reserve or National Guard, are preparing to replace soldiers completing a first tough […]