The Jihadist enemy and the Democrats in Congress seem to be on the same page on a lot of things. They both see America as evil and want it to lose the war. In support of that common goal they both want us to abandon Iraq.
The difference is that al Qaeda seems to actually worry that they might be losing.
England may be going down in flames, but there’s hope for Scotland. And it’s not only the taxi drivers the Jihadi must fear. It’s the baggage handlers.
Celebrated in song, no less.
You won’t believe what they’re trying now.
Published to cricket-chirping silence in the Federal Register on April 13, 2007 was a rule proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to govern the manufacture, transport, and distribution of explosives.
The Alice-in-Wonderland aspect is that the rule includes small arms ammunition and reloading components like smokeless propellant and small arms primers in its definition of “explosives.” If the rule were implemented as written, it would effectively eliminate the manufacture, transport, wholesaling and retailing of ammunition in the United States.
You read that correctly.
Tomorrow is his centenary. John Derbyshire has posted a most encouraging essay which was part of the old “This I Believe” series. Words from half a century ago, worthy of reading today.
Michael Yon has a very encouraging update on Arrowhead Ripper, Day 16.
As with the Battle for Mosul, which I held in near monopoly for about five months during 2005, the most interesting parts of the Battle for Baqubah are unfolding after the major fighting ends. But as the guns cool, the media stops raining and starts evaporating, or begins making only short visits of a week or so.
The big news on the streets today is that the people of Baqubah are generally ecstatic, although many hold in reserve a serious concern that we will abandon them again. For many Iraqis, we have morphed from being invaders to occupiers to members of a tribe. I call it the “al Ameriki tribe,” or “tribe America.”
There’s also a horrifying description of what al Qaeda used to do to families there. These guys really are sub-human. May they all soon be dead.