Tzipi Livni has taken on leadership of the embattled Kadima party and, for now, is Israel's Prime minister. Girl Spy has some background on the former Mossad agent.
Presidential hopeful Senator John McCain has envisioned a League of Democracies. Eddie of Hidden Unities has two posts on what will be a four part analysis and discussion of the proposal.
Phil of Pacific Empire discusses the kneejerk reactive policies of New Zealand in light of the death of a police officer. Policy should be well thought out and designed not driven by emotional reaction, however tragic the circumstances might be.
Simply Jews brings us both the latest 9/11 conspiracy nut and an article discussing the tedious mess that Arab intellectuals have become.
The Whited Sepulcher on how to teach creationism. A great quote from the post:
"Evolution is no more atheistic than linguistics and optics are atheistic. It's like saying that gravity is libertarian, or that death is illiterate."Fabius Maximus disagrees with the latest strategic development in Afghanistan that sees American forces crossing the border into Pakistan's virtually ungoverned western territory. His concern regarding the domestic fallout in Pakistan, especially considering the nascent reign of "Mr. 10%" is warranted. But Pakistan's backbone has long been it's military, so from where I stand the whole "Jihadi's get control of nukes" deal is a bit overstated.
Does FM envision the action as a declaration of war on Pakistan (hence the reference to congressional approval?) Is his skepticism regarding the Taliban being an American enemy born of the supposition that the Taliban, beyond the current theater of war, presents little threat to American security? Or is it a reference to the majority of the Taliban's theocrats not at all wanting OBL's sorry ass in their country despite the assertions of Mullah Omar prior to 9/11? Or is it something else all together?
The commentary was brief and appears to be all but over and so we, perhaps, will never know.
At any rate, good stuff.