Sat, Mar 22, 2003

David Limbaugh | March 22, 2003

The latest liberal talking point gracing leftist editorial pages, selected Democratic press conferences and elite intellectual circles is that President Bush has presided over a colossal failure of diplomacy leading to America's military strike against Iraq.

Robert Novak | March 22, 2003

Senate Minority Leader Thomas Daschle received poor reviews from all but the toughest anti-war Democrats for saying that President Bush had "failed so miserably at diplomacy" to provoke combat with Iraq.

Fri, Mar 21, 2003

Michelle Malkin | March 21, 2003

As war unfolds, Iraqi sleeper cells and al Qaeda operatives aren't the only threats we face on the domestic front. Homegrown environmental radicals cast their own fatwah on America this week. And they're not just talking about lighting tea candles while they sing Bob Dylan tunes in their Birkenstocks.

Brent Bozell | March 21, 2003

Entertainment television relishes salacious current events, so much so that countless hours of fictional television are brazenly advertised as "ripped from the headlines."

Jonah Goldberg | March 21, 2003

Say what you will about this conflict, it makes for riveting television. I spent pretty much all of the first day of the war glued to the tube.

Mona Charen | March 21, 2003

Within the first hours of the war, Iraq fired Scud missiles -- that Hans Blix could not find and Saddam claimed not to have -- at American and British troops.

Oliver North | March 21, 2003

Among those 200,000 troops assembled in the Middle East are the Marines of HMM-268, a medium helicopter squadron with whom I am "embedded."

Jacob Sullum | March 21, 2003

As American soldiers go to war in Iraq, their lives will depend on the weapons they carry. Meanwhile, the industry that makes those weapons is under attack here at home.

Maggie Gallagher | March 21, 2003

More than 200,000 young Americans are now poised to risk their lives to defend this nation and to liberate the people of Iraq.

George Will | March 21, 2003

Five hundred years ago Machiavelli acquired a reputation for amorality by saying, among other uncomfortable truths, that it can be moral to use violence to economize violence.

Larry Kudlow | March 21, 2003

Between late-season snowstorms, unusually cold weather, energy spikes, red/orange alerts and the Baghdad war itself, no one can say for sure what the true condition of the American economy is -- and we may not get a decent handle on this question for another month or two.

William F. Buckley | March 21, 2003

resident Bush spoke directly, using the personal pronoun, to the people whose country he would invade. The military campaign "will be directed against the lawless men who rule your country and not against you.

Rich Lowry | March 21, 2003

Usually an American president doesn't take a swipe at a predecessor when announcing that the country has gone to war. That, however, was the unmistakable impression left when President Bush told the nation on Wednesday that the war in Iraq wouldn't involve "half-measures."

Charles Krauthammer | March 21, 2003

Don't go back, Mr. President. You walked away from the United Nations at great cost and with great courage. Don't go back.

John McCaslin | March 21, 2003

Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle's untimely criticism of President Bush on failed diplomacy with Iraq - coming on the brink of U.S. soldiers entering battle with Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein - generated more than 100 angry letters from readers of this column.

Thu, Mar 20, 2003

Ann Coulter | March 20, 2003

It became clear the nation was finally going to war with Iraq this week when the New York Times pulled two dozen reporters off the Augusta National Golf Club story.

Thomas Sowell | March 20, 2003

Never before in history has the word "unilateral" been thrown around so gratuitously when the issue was war.

Larry Elder | March 20, 2003

Global warming, not the prospect of major military conflict, poses a bigger threat to the world. Who said that? United Nations arms-inspection chief Hans Blix.

Cal Thomas | March 20, 2003

At the daily White House press briefing Tuesday (March 18), presidential spokesman Ari Fleischer was asked about comments by Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle on war with Iraq.

Suzanne Fields | March 20, 2003

The sexual revolution that liberated women from kitchen sinks and broom closets has revived the sleeping male chauvinist, and just when we thought it was safe to go back into the bedroom, here come new psychological crises of sexual identity.

Debra J. Saunders | March 20, 2003

Were we double-crossed? "Yes," said U.S. Ambassador to France Howard Leach in a Tuesday morning phone call with me.

Emmett Tyrrell | March 20, 2003

So far as I have been able to ascertain, I am the only syndicated columnist to take issue with the Republican majority on the Senate Judiciary Committee now claiming that President George W. Bush's nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Miguel Estrada, is Hispanic.

Alan Reynolds | March 20, 2003

With a name like Reynolds, I naturally expect more French jokes in my email than does my Cato Institute colleague Veronique de Rugy.

Joel Mowbray | March 20, 2003

Abandoning the United Nations when the recalcitrant body failed to honor its moral obligations, the President did what he had to do, setting the deadline for war.

Larry Kudlow | March 20, 2003

In recent days -- as President Bush has readied the nation for the forcible removal of Saddam Hussein -- U.S. and global stock markets have again confounded the naysaying media with dramatic rallies.

Robert Novak | March 20, 2003

What business did America's enemy (and "axis of evil" member) have with America's ally in NATO? The informed suspicion is that they were dividing up northern Iraq between them in advance of an anticipated U.S. military victory.

Chuck Colson | March 20, 2003

President Bush, in his powerful speech Monday night, gave Saddam Hussein a final ultimatum. He and his family must leave Iraq in forty-eight hours and go into exile, or face war.

Bruce Bartlett | March 20, 2003

When it came down to it, two of America's closest Cold War allies -- France and Germany -- were unwilling to bear the responsibility of major powers when it came to Iraq.

Ross Mackenzie | March 20, 2003

The son will accomplish the task in consort with key colleagues from the first Bush administration - notably Secretary of State Colin Powell, the self-described "reluctant warrior" who was the father's chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Armstrong Williams | March 20, 2003

As the United States now prepares to oust Saddam with military force, it is worth considering why Iraq - along with North Korea and Iran - presents such a threat to our national security.

Wed, Mar 19, 2003

Michelle Malkin | March 19, 2003

Now is the time for all good American men and women on the homefront to come to the aid of their country.

Walter E. Williams | March 19, 2003

We've all seen gasoline prices rising; is that good news or bad news? Congress could enact price controls and "odd and even" days for gasoline purchases like they did in the 1970s.

Brent Bozell | March 19, 2003

America loves democracy, where the mandates of government are determined by the consent of the governed. The public's temperature is gauged regularly -- even daily -- by a media obsessed with polling data on absolutely everything.

Jonah Goldberg | March 19, 2003

So, it's going to be war. In his somber but forceful address to the nation, President Bush "showed his cards," as he likes to say, and now everybody else is showing theirs, too.

David Limbaugh | March 19, 2003

The anti-war theme isn't getting much traction these days. Americans largely support the war, but more than that, the question will soon be moot because we are going to war. So what will be the next Bush-bashing theme?

Pat Buchanan | March 19, 2003

But today's imperative is that the United States win this war we are in with as little bloodshed as is consistent with swift and certain victory, and make good on our commitment to liberate the Iraqis. The time for debate will come again. It is not now. Now, we should pray for our brave men and women, and commander in chief. God bless and keep America.

Terry Jeffrey | March 19, 2003

You would think that in a war on terrorism, as America moved to invade Iraq, and as the nation shifted in and out of Code Orange terror alerts, the federal government would make certain to secure our aircraft carriers, the place where we launch our space shuttles, and our largest nuclear missile base.

Ben Shapiro | March 19, 2003

Her touchy-feely style sucks in audiences at the rate of 14 million viewers per day. But Oprah is far more than a cultural force -- she's a dangerous political force as well.

Debra J. Saunders | March 19, 2003

Former Gov. Pete Wilson has been enjoying himself since he was term-limited from office. He's had his fun. He has learned to drive again -- not that he's an ace behind the wheel, according to my sources.

Linda Chavez | March 19, 2003

It's time the United States considers quitting the United Nations. In the past, only the right-wing fringe argued for pulling out of the U.N., which, after all, was created in 1945, not only with the United States' blessing, but largely at our urging.

John McCaslin | March 19, 2003

"Our policy is simple: We are not going to betray our friends, reward the enemies of freedom, or permit fear and retreat to become American policies. ... None of the four wars in my lifetime came about because we were too strong. It is weakness ... that invites adventurous adversaries to make mistaken judgments." -- former President Ronald Reagan

Kathleen Parker | March 19, 2003

We know not to speak ill of the dead or to criticize people in mourning. But what about those kissed by Fate and hugged by the gods? Do we get to talk about them?

Armstrong Williams | March 19, 2003

As the deadline for Iraq to disarm approaches, the public has been subjected to shrill cries that a war will undercut Bush's economic stimulus package and drag down the world economy. As Democratic fear-mongering goes, this is about par.

George Will | March 19, 2003

To Saddam Hussein, his two sons and other satraps, the president said: Get out of Dodge by sundown Wednesday.

Tue, Mar 18, 2003

Cal Thomas | March 18, 2003

President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair - both stalwarts in urging the United Nations to live up to its numerous resolutions on Iraq - changed the subject for a moment last week by announcing their support for a "road map" they say can bring peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

Dennis Prager | March 18, 2003

Some Americans apparently believe that we are going to war with Iraq "because of the Jews."

Matt Towery | March 18, 2003

President Bush is acting forcefully against Iraq in just the political nick of time. And his bold move to go ahead with a war likely will earn him soaring job approval ratings.

Phyllis Schlafly | March 18, 2003

The officials of some U.S. state universities and colleges and even some state legislators seem to think they can get by with openly disobeying federal law.

Bill Murchison | March 18, 2003

When the House of Commons met on Sept. 4, 1939, years of indecision and ambivalence about the issues of war and peace were behind at last. Great Britain was at war with Germany.

Rich Lowry | March 18, 2003

President Bush needs better, more skilled political advisers. At least if you believe what many anti-war Democrats have been saying about the imminent invasion of Iraq.

Bruce Bartlett | March 18, 2003

Hawks and doves may be deeply divided on the use of military force against Iraq, but there is one area on which they may have come to agree: Trade sanctions don't work.

Jack Kemp | March 18, 2003

State governments are in a fiscal crisis not entirely of their own making but certainly exacerbated by their extravagance.

Marvin Olasky | March 18, 2003

Life was a blissful play at many Western European and coastal American media offices last week. Journalists love a villain, and "cowboy president" George W. Bush" was it.

Mon, Mar 17, 2003

Suzanne Fields | March 17, 2003

A teacher of Speech 106 at Citrus College instructed her students in a required course to write letters to President Bush "demanding" that he not go to war with Iraq. Students who declined, or wrote letters in support of the president and the reasoning for war, were denied extra credit.

Debra J. Saunders | March 17, 2003

It's amazing how an area that prides itself on its tolerance and diversity elects so many politicians happy to use their power to ban behavior they don't like. Or to hammer other people to live as they do.

John Leo | March 17, 2003

So the French have been running around Africa urging tiny nations on the U.N. Security Council to help humiliate America and frustrate the war in Iraq.

Robert Novak | March 17, 2003

As constitutional president of the Senate, Dick Cheney almost always attends the Tuesday luncheon of Republican senators. He almost never says anything. But at last week's session, he spoke out....

Larry Kudlow | March 17, 2003

There is some debate in Washington and the media over income-tax rate cuts. Some people aren't sure how rate cuts affect economic growth, and there are still many elected officials -- especially the Democrats -- who don't think tax cuts work at all.

William F. Buckley | March 17, 2003

There is a feeling, some combination of headache, heartbreak and rear-end ache, that the French government is letting the United States down not merely because of the caprice of its governors, but as an expression of anti-U.S. animus.

Kathleen Parker | March 17, 2003

In between consulting with agents and giving each other awards for their mastery of deceit, also known as acting, Hollywood stars are worrying their heads silly about suffering the consequences of their actions as real people.