You're on the rack being tortured by the bad guy. You're whipped, you're scourged, you're slapped around. This goes on for a while. Finally your torturer chuckles evilly and says, "And now...I'm going to triple your car tax. For your own good, of course."
On the same day in 1999 that retired diplomat Joseph Wilson was returned $1,000 of $2,000 he contributed to Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore a month earlier because it exceeded the federal limit, his CIA-employee wife gave $1,000 to Gore using a fictitious identification for herself.
When former Secretary of State George Shultz tested diplomats' loyalty to America with a simple test, they failed. Badly. In the last exclusive excerpt from "Dangerous Diplomacy: How the State Department Threatens America's Security," Mowbray tells a story that you won't soon forget. And you won't believe the tale of a high-ranking State Department official who *apologized* to a suspected terrorist who was turned away at the border by a Customs officer--and then gave the thug a new visa!
According to a new survey, six out of 10 Americans can't name a single Democrat running for president. And that poll was actually taken among the 10 current Democratic candidates. According to the survey answers, "the military guy" leads with 19 percent, followed by "that doctor – what's his name?" with 12 percent, and "the French-looking guy" with 9 percent.
After the end of the Iraq war, the State Department moved to create a transitional government--and they stacked it with friends of Saddam. This latest exclusive excerpt from Dangerous Diplomacy airs State's dirty laundry--where Mowbray names names--and there's also a section on how State gave a cold shoulder to demonstrators in Iran who have been protesting the ruling mullahs.
It was a heck of a way to herald the autumnal equinox when night equals day, fall begins, birds head south, leaves get the message to start changing and rainfall increases.
What do the following three events have in common: the three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals trying to throw out the California recall election, the Dixie Chicks' announcement that they're leaving country music and the continued French refusal to assist America's efforts in Iraq?
If he wants to win, George W. Bush should take a page from Bill Clinton's playbook. Clinton didn't let the media control the message in 1996 -- he used a substantial political war chest to dominate the airwaves with paid advertising 16 months before the Republicans had even picked their nominee to run against him.
I had thought I never again would write about retired diplomat Joseph Wilson's CIA-employee wife, but feel constrained to do so now that repercussions of my July 14 column have reached the front pages of major newspapers and led off network news broadcasts.
If the debate among candidates for governor of California did nothing else, it gave a demonstration of what political "experience" means, as Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante did a smooth, soft-shoe dance away from tough questions. It is "experience" like this that has led to the mess that California is in.
When the San Francisco Chronicle first reported that animal-rights activists had attacked Sonoma Foie Gras, owner Guillermo Gonzalez and his two partners in a soon-to-open store/bistro Sonoma Saveurs, it seemed it would be only a matter of time before the businessmen caved.
Last year, Joel Mowbray exposed the Visa Express program, which had let in three on the 9/11 terrorists in just three months, but was still operating after September 11. In his new book, Mowbray reports a new bombshell: one of the ten Visa Express travel agencies was owned by a suspected financier of terrorism. Here is Townhall's exclusive excerpt.
If, as Kofi Annan said at the United Nations this week "the last 12 months have been very painful to those of us who believe in collective answers to our common problems," let's hope the U.N. General Secretary listened carefully to President Bush's remarks before the General Assembly.
Between the time I write this and the time you read this four minutes later, things may have changed in California.