Both Matthews and McCain were well connected young men. The difference is that McCain served his country, while Matthews was playing tourist in Africa on Uncle Sam’s dime.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old Muslim Nigerian “charged” with the failed attempt on the Amsterdam-to-Detroit flight now has a public defender. So we will be hearing a lot about “allegedly this and that” for the next few years. He will be tried in criminal court instead of a military tribunal [...]
In the introduction to Unholy Alliance, David Horowitz explains that his book is about:
“The political Left in America, its problematic allegiances with Islamic radicals, its influence in the Democratic Party, its opposition to the war in Iraq, and its impact on the War on Terror.”
Speaking of the Left’s attempt to equate the Vietnam War and [...]
OCTOBER 7, 2009
Behind Afghan War Debate, a Battle of Two Books Rages
By PETER SPIEGEL and JONATHAN WEISMAN
WASHINGTON — The struggle to set the future course of the Afghan war is becoming a battle of two books — both suddenly popular among White House and Pentagon brain trusts.
The two draw decidedly different lessons from the Vietnam [...]
Sonnet for the Vietnam Dead
They were but boys, whose lives you threw away.
They went because the country asked them to,
And served a cause their leaders would betray—
Thank Christ they never saw that bitter day.
They lived in holes, and slept in soaking rain,
Grew thin, and sick, and weary through and through.
They knew each day [...]