Sunday, September 21, 2008

Elsewhere


Michael Totten criticizes Obama’s understanding of Al-Qaeda. He writes:
"The notion that “we gave Al Qaeda time to reconstitute itself” is breathtakingly ahistorical.

The U.S. and NATO have never let up in Afghanistan. At no time were American resources redeployed from Afghanistan to Iraq.

Obama could, perhaps, argue that fewer resources were available for the fight in Afghanistan because of the war in Iraq. That would be true. But that’s also true of Al Qaeda’s resources. They also deployed manpower and material to Iraq that otherwise could have been sent to Afghanistan."

Left Hawk’s criticism of Palin, and Stark on the Bush-McCain comparison.

Airforce Amazons on teaching evolution, challenging creationism.

Jams on the gender makeup of the Rwandan Parliament.

The Social Democratic Party of America (who I have some information about here) have endorsed Obama/Biden. They state:
"The SD,USA enthusiastically embraces the candidacies of Barack Obama and Joe Biden. They are part of our own broad, pro-labor, anti-totalitarian, liberal tradition as were Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Walter Reuther, Harry Truman, George Meany, Lane Kirkland, Hubert Humphrey, and Michael Harrington."

5 comments:

Daniel Stark said...

Thanks for the plug.

kellie said...

Likewise, thanks for the link.

I liked Daniel's piece too. What strikes me is that Bush isn't Bush anymore. A few things happened between saying no to nation building in 2000 and where he is now. Not enough change for me, but significant nonetheless. So which Bush is McCain supposed to be?

Roland Dodds said...

I agree Kellie, but I think those saying McCain is just another Bush term aren’t really trying to make a rational argument to begin with. Saying they are one and the same is just a campaign tactic to link McCain to an unpopular president.

kellie said...

Yes, in this sense they're correct: their caricature of McCain is just like their caricature of Bush.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks for the link Roland