WMD Headlines Miss the Real Story

David Kay, the US government’s top weapons inspector in Iraq, reported this month on his team’s first three months of searching for weapons of mass destruction. “We have not yet found stocks of weapons,” he testified, nor anything to...

The War On America Did Not Begin On Sept 11th

The War we are in didn’t begin on Sept. 11, 2001. It began 22 years earlier. On Nov. 4, 1979, Islamist radicals stormed the US embassy in Tehran and, with the support of the Ayatollah Khomeini, proceeded to hold 52 Americans hostage for the next 15 months. The...

Road Map to More Terror in the Middle East

The US-sponsored “road map” to peace between Israel and the Palestinians is not a very challenging document. The text, which is posted at the State Department website, is only 4-1/2 pages long, and most of it is written in reasonably clear English. Anyone...

Old Europe Grows Older

The handshakes in Evian were polite. The conversations were civil. Unlike the tens of thousands of European demonstrators who took to the streets to protest, none of the presidents or prime ministers at last week’s Group of Eight summit in France raised his...

Arafat on Top?

A hole was torn last month in the international “road map” to Israeli-Palestinian peace when Mahmoud Abbas insisted that Yasser Arafat remains the unchallenged ruler of the Palestinian Authority. “Arafat is at the top,” Abbas, the PA’s...

Castro’s Cult of Sycophants

“Cuba is an anachronism in our hemisphere, an anachronism on the face of the Earth,” Secretary of State Colin Powell remarked earlier this month. “And the whole international community should be condemning Cuba.” Who could disagree? In a...

The Caribbean’s Saddam Hussein Still Rules Cuba

One of the first people I met during a week’s stay in Havana last year was the economist Oscar Espinosa Chepe, a once-ardent communist who had turned against Fidel Castro’s dictatorial system. For daring to criticize Cuba’s disastrous policies, Chepe...