Monday, May 28, 2007

Weekend Reading

Sending our best to our veterans, past and present, this Memorial Day.

James Taranto's Best of the Web on Monday responds to Carter's recent "careless or misunderstood" comments, and exposes more bias in the media.

Bob Kerrey provides us with a rare glimpse of logic from the left with his WSJ article: The Left's Iraq Muddle: Yes, it is central to the fight against Islamic Radiclaism.

The critics who bother me the most are those who ordinarily would not be on the side of supporting dictatorships, who are arguing today that only military intervention can prevent the genocide of Darfur, or who argued yesterday for military intervention in Bosnia, Somalia and Rwanda to ease the sectarian violence that was tearing those places apart.

Suppose we had not invaded Iraq and Hussein had been overthrown by Shiite and Kurdish insurgents. Suppose al Qaeda then undermined their new democracy and inflamed sectarian tensions to the same level of violence we are seeing today. Wouldn't you expect the same people who are urging a unilateral and immediate withdrawal to be urging military intervention to end this carnage? I would.

[$$] Mark Moyer reviews recent presidents in his response to Jimmy Carter's comments this week in his WSJ opinion piece, Worst in History?.

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