Playing Politics

I’ve been avoiding writing about politics here, even though I find it’s pretty unavoidable.  There were two articles I came upon today, however, that I really want to share and preserve.

The first comes from Glenn Reynolds, and highlights one Nibras Kazimi, who writes for the N.Y. Sun.  Kazimi makes a good case that, despite the fact that it seems like no progress is being made in Iran, it actually is.  Seems like America’s first instinct, to show patience with this historic effort against terrorism, was the correct one.  More patience is warranted.  He provides evidence that this will soon be obvious to all, as Al Qaeda disintegrates.

The second in a fascinating article in the National Review Online, by Ion Mihai Pacepa.  The (former?) Lt. General was the highest paid intelligence officer ever to have defected from the Soviet Bloc.  In this article he corrects a bit of disinformation spread by the Soviet Union in the Stalinist Era, and again after the rise of Karol Wojtyla to the papacy.  The little lie about Pope Pius XII, who has been call “Hitler’s Pope” as a result.

Funny how things work out, sometimes.

Update: So I’ve taken the pledge.  Have you?

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2 Comments on “Playing Politics”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Wow, Glenn Renyolds and NRO. Hey thanks for being part of killing 3,062 of our countrymen.

  2. Joe Says:

    And don’t forget about the 58,000 in Viet Nam too! I was part of that effort!


    Oh, I’m sorry. I shouldn’t be so terse. I’m sure you’ve considered that the cost of “cutting and running” in Korea was, oh, only a war that’s never ended in 55 years, and a starving population in N. Korea, who’s government can now build and launch nuclear weapons.
    And I’m sure that you’ve considered that the cost of “cutting and running” in Southeast Asia was, oh, only the Killing Fields of Cambodia.

    Oh second thought… Naw. You’re just an idiot.

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