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    The Weakest Link

    Earlier this month the New York Times reported: “It is not easy to draw a straight line from the slumping economy to the war in Iraq and a trade deal with Colombia, but Democrats are trying to connect those dots.” The Democrats star witness in linking the economy to Iraq … More

    What O'Hanlon Really Said

    Michael O’Hanlon’s brave support for the surge in Iraq has made him public enemy number one in the progressive blog circles. Whenever O’Hanlon comments on the situation in Iraq, progressive blog readers are treated to insightful analysis like this full post from Media Matters fellow Duncan Black: “Wanker of the … More

    Stiglitz Exposed

    We’ve already addressed Jospesh Stiglitz and his claims that the Iraq war will cost $3 trillion (except when it costs $5 trillion) a number of times. But now that he is getting air time in front of Congress others are also documenting how far fetched his claims really are. From … More

    The Costs of Withdrawal

    During Gen. David Petraeus’ testimony this week, the anti-war movement tried their best to exaggerate the costs of security in Iraq. They trotted out Joseph Stiglitz who peddled admittedly inaccurate war cost estimates topping out at $5 trillion (or $3 trillion or $2 trillion … depending on how Stiglitz was … More

    Morning Bell: Liberal Lies Connect Economy and War

    Reporting on yesterday’s events on Capitol Hill, the New York Times notes: “It is not easy to draw a straight line from the slumping economy to the war in Iraq and a trade deal with Colombia, but Democrats are trying to connect those dots.” For liberals, the connection between Iraq … More

    Five Good Reasons to Win in Iraq

    Today Gen. David Petraeus told the Senate today that the recent flare-up of violence across Iraq demonstrates that recent security improvements are “fragile and reversible.” Last week Heritage senior research fellow named five reasons why we must stay win in Iraq: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EUP-tK_tNY[/youtube] 1. Strengthen Iraq’s Army 2. Contain Iran 3. … More

    Morning Bell: The Questions That Matter

    The report from Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker to the Senate today could be a clarifying moment in the debate over Iraq if the right questions are asked. Unfortunately, it appears presidential politics will motivate the Senate’s anti-war candidates to ask only backwards looking questions that will not … More

    This Week in Washington: Keep Pork Out of the War Supplemental

    Here’s a preview of the week ahead in Washington. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ySXAXT2vaI[/youtube] Congress will soon consider a $100 billion emergency war supplemental. Some want to load it up with non-military proposals that have nothing to do with the war. Special-interest projects include unemployment insurance, funding for national parks and money for local … More

    Morning Bell: Liberal Incoherence on Iraq

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. The last time Gen. Davis Petraeus testified MoveOn.org tried to discredit the war effort by taking out a full-page ad in the New York Times labeling Petraeus “General Betray Us” that claimed he was lying about the levels of violence … More

    Morning Bell: Iraqi Stability Is in the U.S. Interest

    The latest reports out of Basra indicate that life appears to be returning to normal even as Iraq’s central government indicates that military operations around the city would continue. The Iraqi army now claims its troops are in control of much of Basra even as security forces are going house-to-house … More