Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Watcher's Council Nominations, 02/28/07

Every week, the Watcher's Council members nominate two posts each, one from the Council members and one from outside for consideration by the whole Council. The complete list of this week's Council nominations can be found at the site of our fearless leader, Watcher of Weasels

OK, here's this week's Council lineup:

1. J O S H U A P U N D I T: Liar, liar, pants on fire..a response to an `anti-Zionist'
A week or so ago, I published an article on the ridiculous hysteria of the Arab world
towards Israel's `desecration' of the Temple Mount and had a reader comment and spew out some of the more common talking points favored by the `anti-Zionist' Left types that hang out at Kos, Indymedia, and your local university's Mideast Studies department on `apartheid' Israel.

Since these outright lies and distortions have been repeated so often,(to the point that they're getting wide spread acceptance as `truth') I thought it would be instructive to use ZionistNot's comments and shine the cold light of truth and historical fact on them.

It's simply amazing how many of these people there are out there, and how readily they've swallowed this disinformation.

2. Done With Mirrors:Germany and Iraq, Part 4 Callimachus' essay this week is the 4th part of a fine series he has done on the occupation of Germany after WWII, and it's implications on our occupation of Iraq.

3.Soccer Dad: Differing visions For Soccer Dad, WAPO blowhard David Ignatius is the gift that keeps on giving.

Ignatius blames the Bush Administration for the low popularity of the US in the Middle East, an inaccuracy Soccer Dad does a fine job this week of deflating. As SD puts it, the US is a liberal democracy and the Arab World is composed of Tyrants and autocrats and different world views do and will always exist unless one or the other changes.

4. Right Wing Nut House: A MAN OF HIS TIMES. A MAN FOR ALL TIME. Ahhh, I liked this one. Rick does a profile and paean to George Washington in honor of his birthday..

5. The Sundries Shack: Gore Fights Back. Feebly.This week, Jimmie Bise again addresses the global warming issue and the `inconvenient truth' about one of its advocates, Al Gore, who was busted when it was fond that his mansion uses 20 times the energy of the average residence!

This isn't the first time Mr. Gore has been caught with his pants down on this issue, especially when it comes to the vehicles he drives and the wasteful airplane flights he's used..

Oh well,Hollywood still loves ya, Al. Regardless.

6. Rhymes With Right: Death Penalty Debate Highlights Liberal Hypocrisy On Religious Values Once again, as he did with the fine article on Texas' mandatory STD vaccines, Greg takes a Leftist article of faith to it's logical conclusion and devastates its hypocrisy.

7. The Glittering Eye : Is it time to start thinking about Pakistan yet? This week, Dave does his usual great job in examining the problem of Pakistan. I agree with him that Musharraf is no ally of the US but merely a bought and paid for `convenience', and I also agree with him that given the current political realities, even with the Taliban and al Qaeda enjoying safe havens in Pakistan it's not something we can take on - YET.

But it is something we are going to have to deal with fairly soon, or get Musharraf to do for us, unless we want another defensive war of attrition is Afghanistan to go along with the one we have in Iraq. Threatening to cut off US aid to Pakistan might be good leverage to use, and I think that's what Cheney's visit there and meeting with Musharraf was all about.

8. AMERICAN FUTURE - Senator Obama on Iraq and Darfur here, Marc goes after a real target rich environment,namely the wit and wisdom of Barack Hussein Obama and his hypocrisy inintroducing legislation to take US soldiers out of Iraq while plumping for US military `intervention' in Darfur.

Actually, Obama's consistent...he's courting the Angry Left as well as the black vote. The reality is that Barack Hussein Obama as president would likely donothing different than the the Bush Administration is doing about Darfur, and for the same would bother the Sunnis and the other Arab `allies' for us to go after a fellow jihadi government.

9. The COLOSSUS OF RHODEY: Best Star Trek movies (in order) Another fun post by Hube for you Trekkies out there..again, not being one, I haven't got much to say!

10. Means v. Ends: Bookworm Room Mrs. Bookworm has an especially fine post this week,in which she uses the event of hypocritical Leftists in Marin County opposing the activities of Habitat for Humanity in their wealthy corner of the world as a springboard to discuss the Left's tendency to embrace core beliefs in the face of fact and experience.

Simply put, I think that for many of these people, Leftist political beliefs are based on faith, and have become their religion.

11. Eternity Road -Acceptances And Severances Part 2: Affiliations, Associations, And Allegiances Francis continues his examination of what we accept and what we reject, this time focusing on what we ally ourselves to.

12.The Education Wonks: Giving Homework The Heave-Ho EdWonk examines what a ppears to be a growing trend in education..the cutback or elimination of homework. I'm sure my children are strongly in favor!

That's this week's lineup..enjoy!

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