Allen Forkum

Allen Forkum is half of the political cartooning team of Cox and Forkum.

Democracy is No Guarantee of Freedom for Iraq

A free Iraq (or Afghanistan, or Iran for that matter) would not have to exactly duplicate the American system of government, but it would have to duplicate our basic protection of the individual against the majority, i.e., against a democracy.

Give War A Chance: On President Bush’s Televised Statement

There were many good ideas in President Bush's televised statement (April 13, 2004). He knows the stakes: "Iraq will either be a peaceful, democratic country or it will again be a source of violence, a haven for terror and a threat to America and to the world." He...

Identifying the Source of Terrorism: Connecting the Ideological Dots

In her testimony before the 9/11 commission, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice spoke of our "inability to connect the dots" that lead to 9/11. She blamed "legal and the bureaucratic impediments" that kept "the FBI and the CIA from functioning really as one."...

Taliban Lite: The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

The New York Times reported this week: Afghan Council Gives Approval to Constitution: In a carefully balanced wording, the country will be renamed the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, combining democracy and religion. There is to be a system of civil law, but no law...

George W. Bush’s Unprincipled Foreign Policy Against Taiwan

In yet another presidential disappointment, FoxNews reported that Bush Opposes Taiwan Independence. "We oppose any unilateral decision by either China or Taiwan to change the status quo," Bush told reporters, "and the comments and actions made by the leader of Taiwan"...

Howard Dean’s Anti-American Foreign Policy

Democrat presidential candidate Howard Dean has made a number of statements recently that give one a glimpse into the dark, multilateralist, socialist corners of his mind from his view that Bush May Have Been Tipped to 9/11 Attacks, to his apparent lust for...

Remember Flight 93

Remember Flight 93

Flight 93 should be remembered for many reasons. Foremost is that it was the first victory in the War on Terrorism, though it came at a high price. The terrorists' plan depended on the passenger's common assumption that their temporary cooperation with hijackers would...

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