Sat, Apr 12, 2003

David Limbaugh | April 12, 2003

As I was reading the news story about Senator John Kerry vowing to support only pro-choice justices to the Supreme Court, it occurred to me just how difficult it must be to be a Democratic presidential candidate today.

Rich Tucker | April 12, 2003

It doesn’t do much good to have a reporter somewhere if he/she can’t actually report what’s happening. That’s why Eason Jordan’s op-ed piece in the April 11 New York Times is such a shock and such a disappointment. Jordan is the chief news executive at CNN.

Robert Novak | April 12, 2003

While Donald Rumsfeld basked in the vindication of the Pentagon's Iraq war plan, the Republican-controlled Senate rebuked the secretary of Defense -- even at the risk of a presidential veto.

Kathleen Parker | April 12, 2003

What wasthat whimpering sound? Oh that. It's just the "Yes, but" crowd formerly known as the "anti-war pundits." Ignore them.

Fri, Apr 11, 2003

Thomas Sowell | April 11, 2003

Even though Saddam Hussein's regime has been toppled, there are still pockets of resistance -- not only in Iraq but in Paris, Berkeley, and in the editorial offices of the New York Times. These die-hards may hold out for years.

Michelle Malkin | April 11, 2003

The antiwar grouches, naysayers and quagmirists in the mainstream media were so, so sure there would be no jubilation at the Iraqi liberation.

Brent Bozell | April 11, 2003

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has never been a U.S. Office of Censorship, browbeating broadcasters into relentlessly bland programming.

Jonah Goldberg | April 11, 2003

I want to rub it in the anti-war crowd's face so badly. I want to hear the protesters explain why it's a bad thing we released more than 100 children from an Iraqi gulag for underage political prisoners.

Mona Charen | April 11, 2003

Let's recap some of the antiwar sentiments, shall we?

Oliver North | April 11, 2003

Welcome to Baghdad. The pictures broadcast in the United States and around the world this week showing the Iraqi people, with the help of U.S. Marines, tearing down Firdos Square's 40-foot statue of the dictator who brutalized this country for 24 years were magnificent.

Debra J. Saunders | April 11, 2003

To anti-gunners, Ricker is a hero, a whistle-blower who bristled at the gun lobby's zealous resistance to any attempts at reform. To the "gunnies," he's a turncoat.

Jacob Sullum | April 11, 2003

In 1981, a 63-year-old retiree named Curtis Campbell was driving with his wife on a two-lane highway in Cache County, Utah, when he switched lanes to pass a slow-moving truck.

John McCaslin | April 11, 2003

President Bush has sent a letter to the Scotsman newspaper, thanking the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, the Black Watch infantry regiment, the Royal Marines and other Scottish troops from Lossiemouth to Leuchars who are helping to liberate Iraq.

George Will | April 11, 2003

The task of reconstructing Iraq--more its civil society than its physical infrastructure--is entangled with the less urgent task of reweaving the frayed relations between America and France and Germany, and with the optional task of rehabilitating the United Nations.

Bruce Bartlett | April 11, 2003

April 15 is like a national holiday for conservatives. It is the one day each year when Americans are forced to think about the cost of government.

Rich Lowry | April 11, 2003

The eternal frustration of political debate is that big, complicated issues take so long to play out that it's difficult to tell who was right and who was wrong. Not so in the war in Iraq.

Thu, Apr 10, 2003

Ann Coulter | April 10, 2003

Liberals are no longer a threat to the nation. The new media have defeated them with free speech – the very freedom these fifth columnists hide behind whenever their speech gets them in hot water with the American people.

Thomas Sowell | April 10, 2003

The recent deaths of journalists in Baghdad are more than just personal tragedies. Both the chances that these journalists have taken and the indignant reactions by the surviving journalists are a sad sign of a growing lack of realism in our times, especially among the intelligentsia in the media and in academia.

Larry Elder | April 10, 2003

"What is the cost of this war in dollars to our budget? What is the cost to our economy?" said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who opposed President Bush's military action against Iraq.

Jonah Goldberg | April 10, 2003

The death of Tariq Ayoub, a reporter for the Arab satellite television network Al Jazeera, while tragic, has served to highlight much of the Arab dysfunction on display throughout this war.

Suzanne Fields | April 10, 2003

War is an abstraction to anyone who is not into it. No matter how many words, strategies and arguments spent over what's right or wrong in any given war, putting a life on the line is something of a different order.

Emmett Tyrrell | April 10, 2003

Have you seen the April 7 issue of Time magazine? It appears that last week the Coalition of the Willing lost the war -- and to Iraq, not to the Red Army, not to the Wehrmacht, not Napoleon's Grand Army, but to Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard.

Ross Mackenzie | April 10, 2003

Iraq, of course, is by far the story of the hour. The magnificent rescue of Jessica Lynch; the awful death of columnist Michael Kelly - perhaps the best columnist of the time, and a top thoroughbred in any newspaper's columnar stable (a columnist who, if pure writing and not ideology were the principal measure, would have won the Pulitzer).

Alan Reynolds | April 10, 2003

Even though I often write as though I know something about taxes, I could not possibly finish my tax return by April 15. Begging the IRS for more time has become an annual certainty, although IRS auditors must be glad to put off looking at my oversized return as long as possible.

Robert Novak | April 10, 2003

Arab government officials and military officers, visiting the Near East and South Asia Center for Strategic Studies in Washington last week, frantically asked their American hosts if Iraq was only the beginning of U.S. military intervention in their region.

Charles Krauthammer | April 10, 2003

Gulf War II--the Three Week War (or possibly, Four)--is a monumental event: the first war ever aimed at destroying a totalitarian regime--and sparing the invaded country.

Larry Kudlow | April 10, 2003

My crystal ball is no better than anyone else's when it comes to predicting the advent of a new bull market and prosperity cycle.

Wed, Apr 09, 2003

Thomas Sowell | April 09, 2003

Those of us whose pessimism about our country's social degeneration sometimes borders on despair have been given a reality check by the dedication, discipline, and decency of our troops in Iraq, as well as by the advanced technology of the military equipment they use. There is more than a little hope there.

Michelle Malkin | April 09, 2003

They've trashed 9-11 memorials. Blocked streets. Burned flags. Shut down bridges. Marched on Broadway. And trampled across the National Mall.

Walter E. Williams | April 09, 2003

Much of the '60s and '70s civil rights rhetoric was that black political power was necessary for economic power.

Brent Bozell | April 09, 2003

You know there's desperation on the American Left when they start picketing news organizations like CNN. First the Democrats wouldn't carry their anti-war water.

David Limbaugh | April 09, 2003

Now that the United States has decimated the Iraqi forces in such astonishingly short order with phenomenally few casualties the already exercised antiwar contingent is bound to be beside itself waiting for the next war-shoe to drop.

Tony Blankley | April 09, 2003

It would seem that the Greatest Generation's genes skipped a generation, and have blossomed anew in their grandchildren. We must catch and preserve this perishable, noble moment. We mean to offend no one, but we mean to honor our own.

Cal Thomas | April 09, 2003

There was something comical about the "anti-war" protesters who gathered here for the abbreviated Bush-Blair summit meeting. They were opposing a war that is nearly over.

Debra J. Saunders | April 09, 2003

A recent poll found a quarter of the French are rooting for Saddam Hussein to win the war. A pox on all their maisons, but it's the majority of the French who still want the United States to win -- after months of Americans lampooning French military history -- who interest me.

Terry Jeffrey | April 09, 2003

The April Fool's Day broadcast on Libyan radio might have been dismissed instantly as a joke had it not seemed of a piece with other recent moves by French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin.

Ben Shapiro | April 09, 2003

The gloves are coming off. Since the war began, the United States military and the Bush administration have focused on saving Iraqi civilians, even at the cost of American lives.

Linda Chavez | April 09, 2003

Landmark welfare reform legislation passed by Congress in 1996 not only worked to reduce welfare rolls but actually lifted millions of poor, single mothers out of poverty, according to a new study by two distinguished economists.

Maggie Gallagher | April 09, 2003

What I do not get about the anti-war advocates is the moral fervor. I can understand people who oppose the war out of prudence:

Bill Murchison | April 09, 2003

A little talk about principle never comes amiss. The war now going on is a war of principle; it seems we will win because principle (you can't let the #$#@%$'s get away with murder) was adhered to with some courage and moral discipline.

Chuck Colson | April 09, 2003

Pro-abortion parents are experiencing a rude awakening: They are discovering they have pro-life kids.

Joel Mowbray | April 09, 2003

With the Islamic connection seemingly undeniable in the Asan Akbar grenade case—the black Mulim engineer was heard by other soldiers immediately after the attack ranting, “You guys are coming into our countries and you're going to rape our women and kill our children.”

John McCaslin | April 09, 2003

Let's pray House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is far off with her prediction that "thousands" of U.S. soldiers will wind up losing their lives in the Iraqi war.

Ross Mackenzie | April 09, 2003

Showtime. We are at war. Some of the most telling comments about it are by others. Here are some...

Armstrong Williams | April 09, 2003

Imagine a city where the citizens have come to feel so victimized by gun violence that they give up trying to stop criminals.

John Leo | April 09, 2003

I have a bone to pick with Shadid. He is woefully addicted to emotionally loaded "They've killed my baby!" journalism.

William F. Buckley | April 09, 2003

Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., is very bright and very witty and a public figure who rivals Barbara Walters for omnipresence. But he can also be counted on to attempt an invidious construction of almost any feature of American life that can possibly be represented as anti-black, his latest being the charge that we ought to abandon the volunteer military and go back to a draft.

Kathleen Parker | April 09, 2003

It didn't take long for ideological scavengers to descend on the storyline of rescued POW Jessica Lynch.

Tue, Apr 08, 2003

Mona Charen | April 08, 2003

American soldiers have been disobeying orders. According to The Washington Times, some members of the Army's Civil Affairs Brigade stationed at Umm Qasr are routinely tucking extra cases of bottled water into their Humvees to distribute to thirsty Iraqi civilians.

Cal Thomas | April 08, 2003

The demise of Saddam Hussein's killing regime offers the West an opportunity to open a window of freedom and prosperity in Iraq.

Dennis Prager | April 08, 2003

I grew up, as many Americans and nearly all Jews did, with a deep anger at your country. But as a young man, I began to rethink my views of Germans.

Debra J. Saunders | April 08, 2003

San Francisco ought to be known as the city that surrendered -- surrendered to the homeless, surrendered to panhandlers and then gave up on taking on the slow but steady spread of blight across this otherwise stunningly beautiful city.

Matt Towery | April 08, 2003

In our recent survey of 1,000 adults, we asked, "As of today, who of the following do you think is the best leader to deal with the situation in Iraq?" Along with Bush, we listed former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, and former Vice President Al Gore.

Phyllis Schlafly | April 08, 2003

The simultaneous news coverage of the war in Iraq and the rape scandal at the U.S. Air Force Academy exposes again the feminist double standards and hypocrisies.

Frank Gaffney | April 08, 2003

In the next few days, President Bush will be making decisions that could determine whether a Free Iraq emerges from the ashes of Saddam Hussein's Stalinist state.

Bruce Bartlett | April 08, 2003

Many of those who oppose military action in Iraq cite the cost as a principal reason. Before the war, they often exaggerated the monetary outlay, the loss of American lives, the danger of a long war and other concerns in order to discourage U.S. engagement. They were wrong.

Marvin Olasky | April 08, 2003

The Rev. Bob Edgar, general secretary of the liberal National Council of Churches, is equating clergy who have supported the war in Iraq to the Pharisees 2,000 years ago who wanted Jesus put to death.

Jack Kemp | April 08, 2003

Irrespective of the debate over which department and agency should do what in Iraq and what role international organizations should play, there is a bigger issue of how we approach Afghanistan, Iraq and all of Central Asia and the Middle East post-Saddam Hussein and the Taliban.

Rich Lowry | April 08, 2003

Stop the lynching party! Donald Rumsfeld was briefly being pilloried as another Robert McNamara, the disgraced Vietnam-era secretary of defense who interfered with the military.

Mon, Apr 07, 2003

Pat Buchanan | April 07, 2003

At this writing, there seem only two big questions left in the war on Iraq? Will Saddam's regime in its death throes resort to chemical weapons? How long will it take, and how much blood will it cost, to take Baghdad?

Suzanne Fields | April 07, 2003

The material girl withdrew her antiwar video in which she bravely threw a hand grenade at George W. Bush. Well, at his lookalike.

Debra J. Saunders | April 07, 2003

The folks at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals aren't so much animal lovers as people haters.

Diana West | April 07, 2003

Madonna has decided, what with the news and all, that the time may not be right for her new video, "American Life."

George Will | April 07, 2003

Asked for the good news about homeland security, Rep. Chris Cox, the California Republican who chairs the new Homeland Security Committee that oversees the new Homeland Security Department, says the government is learning how to have ``actionable'' threat assessments.

Joel Mowbray | April 07, 2003

With war still raging, the State Department is planning to hold a “Baghdad Conference” a mere six weeks after the conflict ends to determine an interim leadership and to establish a framework for its new government—something that many inside the administration fear could give the House of Saud undue influence in a post-Saddam Iraq.

Robert Novak | April 07, 2003

As U.S. forces closed in on Baghdad Friday, a civilian official at the Pentagon rejoiced at the success of American arms but worried about things that had not happened.

Kathleen Parker | April 07, 2003

About that Arab street. For most TV-viewing Americans, the Arab street looks like a vicious anti-American mob in need of a bath, a shave and a job.