Monday, May 09, 2011

Cruising the Web

A veteran of Seal Team Six describes the training. Here is an excerpt in Vanity Fair of all placesfrom a book that goes on sale tomorrow, Seal Team Six, by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin. Talk about great timing.

Marc Thiessen explains that public apology that President Obama owes to CIA interrogators. Don't hold your breath.

Jackson Diehl details the total failure of the administration's policies towards Syria. They totally misunderstood the Syrian regime.

If calling Osama by the codeword Geronimo is offensive, how about following the Israeli example of calling their operation to assassinate the members of the Palestinian group Black September who carried out the attack on the Israeli Olympic team at Munich. That was Operation Wrath of God. Now that's a code name. (h/t the Bill Bennett show)

Will the victory of the Scottish National Party lead to the end of the United Kingdom?

Michael Barone looks
to the victory of the Canadian Conservative Party in last week's election for lessons for the Republicans.

Even more evidence on how minimum-wage hikes hurt inner city blacks.

Byron York advises Republicans
that they should just give up hoping for some new, exciting savior to enter the GOP nomination race and save us from the unexciting group that we have out there. Sad, but true.

What Whole Foods needs to do to create a protest-proof store. Or just go out of business. That might make the unions and activists happier.

Having solved all its other problems the Florida legislature passes a bill to ban teenagers from wearing saggy pants.

Ah, we can always depend on Noam Chomsky. His outraged response to the operation taking out bin Laden was to recommend a similar opperation by Iraqi commandos to take out George W. Bush because, as Chomsky writes, "[u]ncontroversially, his crimes vastly exceed bin Laden’s."

Jennifer Rubin reaches into the Federalist Papers to explain why Rick Santorum is wrong to criticize Mitch Daniels' desire for a truce on social issues.

Michael Goodwin says
that praising Obama for the attack on Osama while still criticizing Bush for his interrogation policies is like eating beef while criticizing the beef industry for slaughtering cattle.

Erskine Bowles is not impressed with President Obama's so-called budget "framework."

A mobbed-up union is adding about $100 million to the cost of rebuilding Ground Zero.

No matter how peculiar some of our styles are today, they still don't match up to the funky ideas that mid-19th century men had about what they should be doing with their facial hair. You can vote on your favorite Civil War facial hair. (h/t my younger daughter)