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Jack Kelly archives


03/25/04: Lying when not necessary makes most wonder — but not the media
03/22/04: This could become campaign issue No. 1
03/12/04: A year into Operation Iraqi Freedom , only the most blind of partisans can deny that significant progress has been made in Iraq
03/10/04: Economy is being politically driven
03/08/04: Kerry is no Gore
03/05/04: Kerry's curious foreign policies
03/01/04: Backgrounder: Haiti has been a mess since the time of Thomas Jefferson
/01/04: Selective outrage
02/26/04: The Kerry Doctrine
02/24/04: Defeat
02/19/04: Remaking the military
02/17/04: Rumors: A double standard
02/13/04: Dems unwilling to let facts get in the way of a good smear
02/11/04: Kerry's Vietnam service now fair game
02/09/04: An 'undistinguished' Senator's 30 years- old credentials
02/06/04: What the found senate powder really means
02/04/04: What the future holds
01/26/04: Dems are wrong about 'unilateralism'
01/21/04: Iraq: On the road to full-fledged democracy or transition from one form of tyranny to another?
01/24/04: The gods have a sense of humor — just ask AlGore
01/16/04: O'Neill has ruined a reputation
01/14/04: ‘Sanctuary laws’ embolden criminals
01/12/04: Halliburton double standards
01/08/04: Giving the Prez's critics an undeserved pass
01/04/04: Dean is big on campus — except in the one College that actually counts
12/30/03: The happiest development so far in the war on terror could be coming to an end?
12/22/03: The greatest American military hero most have never heard of
12/19/03: Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad
12/17/03: The coming 24/7 media blitz proving prez was right about Saddam
12/15/03: With Saddam capture, my media colleagues should now be ashamed of themselves
12/10/03: Gore acting on principle?
12/08/03: Bottom line: Dean's supporters are intense, but there aren't many of them
12/04/03: Let's run the numbers in our new 'Vietnam'
12/02/03: Doing the right thing is often the shrewdest political move target="_self">11/19/03: Encourage the Dems to filibuster for the good of the country. No really! 11/19/03: All that stands between the Jews and another Holocaust is the United States of America
11/17/03: We are doing the right thing, but we are not doing it fast enough
11/13/03: Dean and a billionaire loon may have driven the final nails into the coffin of election finance reform
11/10/03: President Bush is willing to risk his presidency to protect American security. Are Dems willing to make Iraq another Somalia?
11/06/03: Realignments
10/31/03: The attacks indicate that we are succeeding
10/27/03: Blame Bush!
10/24/03: The FBI's deliberate deception?
10/21/03: President's reconstruction plan — as part of "war on terror" — second only in import to Truman's for rebuilding Europe
10/15/03: If history is uncongenial to your ideology or your ambitions, revise it
10/14/03: Better government in between campaigns?
10/10/03: Will advocacy disguised as journalism succeed?
10/07/03: Clark is apolitical. No, really!
10/02/03: What libs call "McCarthyism" when they aren't busy practicing it
09/30/03: The general has some history to overcome if he hopes to get into the White House without a visitor's pass
09/26/03: Blackout on progress in Iraq?
09/22/03: Tracing Clark's military map
09/15/03: What the terrorists understand — but pols and journos don't
09/11/03: Guaranteeing the terrorists return
09/10/03: Win-win
09/08/03: Progress behind the 'chaos' clutter
09/02/03: Without a resort to force, there is slim possibility North Korea can be persuaded to give up its nuclear program
09/04/03: Stay the course: An international gaggle of troops would not help Iraq
08/26/03: Two lessons of Vietnam the Bush administration and its critics ought to pay more attention to
08/11/03: California's recall election is a godsend
08/05/03: How to bring the troops home
07/31/03: Prez is using diplomacy toward N. Korea because they're bluffing
07/29/03: Bush's ‘Vietnam’?
07/24/03: Dagnabit, they got the Hussein Brothers!
07/21/03: Don't get giddy about the recall
07/17/03: Going for their own jugulars
07/14/03: Losing the "money primary"
07/10/03: Weighing risks and rewards in Liberia
07/07/03: Peacekeeping requires a new look for the Army
06/25/03: Kerry had to hope his listeners have short memories
06/25/03: Bad news is the only news: An journalist's eyewitness report
06/23/03: Why California Dems are running scared
06/17/03: Rumsfeld's surprise
06/11/03: Credibility is lying in order to accuse your opponents?
06/04/03: Who said it's over?
06/04/03: Trans-Jordanians — aka ‘Palestinians’ — must take cues from Iraqis
05/30/03: Our best and brightest are not at Harvard
05/28/03: Military man says he feels more welcome in Iraq than in many European countries
05/23/03: DISPATCHES FROM THE DESERT: Hard-won capture lost in a mix-up over papers
05/21/03: In danger of losing the peace?
05/19/03: Dispatches from the Desert: The truth tellers
05/14/03: They won the battle, but lost the morale
05/12/03: Dispatches from the Desert: Cavalry scout's skills include coffee-making
05/08/03: Dispatches from the Desert: Ammo boxes in trucks get attention of soldiers
05/06/03: Syrian border diarist: Only trouble in Iraq seems to be news
04/28/03: Loser generals : They shot (off their mouths) and missed
04/25/03: A war we could lose
04/21/03: The "Collaborators' News Network"
04/14/03: Axis of Weasels is coming to its senses?
04/11/03: Peace will be a mess
04/08/03: It's a mad, mad (Arab) world
04/03/03: Ah, the life of a war correspondent this time around
04/02/03: The difference between hopes and expectations
03/31/03: Iraq is a steppingstone, not a final stop
03/24/03: European media and former 'human shields' are beginning to get it
03/20/03: Was getting the UN involved worth it?
03/18/03: South Koreans no longer behaving as if they were the French of Northeast Asia --- why?
03/11/03: Ultimatum's moment of truth
03/11/03: Thank you, Turkey, we needed that
03/07/03: The fight against Saddam isn't a distraction from the war on terror --- it's is the main event
03/04/03: Bioterror nightmare approaching --- how it could likely happen
02/27/03: Iranian student: Can America hurry up with Iraq already, so they can get on with attacking us?
02/25/03: Yahoos on both the Left and the Right are trying to prevent government from maximizing technology in protecting us
02/20/03: Anti-war group gets it right about great humanitarian tragedy in last Gulf War
02/18/03: Iraqis: Why are these people marching for tyranny?
02/07/03: French kiss(ed)-off
02/05/03: Does the FBI have the ability to protect us from terrorists already here?
02/03/03: The "Axis of Weasels"
01/29/03: A bit of the jitters
01/27/03: The world's mediocre intelligence agency
01/21/03: By reaffirming GOP opposition to racism, president demonstrates willingness to confront liars
01/16/03: Why the United States should withdraw all of its military forces from South Korea as rapidly as we reasonably can
01/14/03: Federal incompetence driven by political correctness, not trampling of civil liberties, is what we should fear
01/09/03: Bag this boondoggle: The V-22 Osprey would hurt our national defense
01/07/03: Another Korean war?
01/02/03: Ostriches
12/26/02: Learning from Canada's economic suicide
12/24/02: A moral dilemma: Support a vicious fascist dictator or the poor and downtrodden?
12/20/02: Time to tell the truth: The great movement of blacks to the Democratic Party took place for economic reasons, not because of civil rights
12/18/02: Nothing better illustrates Trent Lott's unfitness for the post of Senate Majority Leader than his desperate efforts to cling to it
12/16/02: Debunker mentality: It's hard work not seeing ties between Iraq and al-Qaida
12/12/02: GOP ideologues turning on Lott --- better sacrifice the leader than the party
12/06/02: Curing our democracy of afflictions
12/02/02: Conscription, like the horse cavalry, is an artifact of a bygone time
11/27/02: What Saddam faces
11/25/02: Why war with Iraq can be averted
11/19/02: A draft would harm the military
11/12/02: The 2002 elections and Nixon
11/07/02: Democratic overreaction to our recent "cosmically important" election
10/30/02: Show North Korea we're serious: Polish off Saddam
10/22/02: The squealing in the Pentagon is a proof of Rummy's effectiveness
10/16/02: The tactical challenge we face
10/10/02: Silence more despicable than seditious noise
10/08/02: Bu$h and the bu$ine$$ of war
10/01/02: Gore's calculated risk may well get him the Dems' nomination
09/25/02: Schroeder may find the fruits of victory sour
09/25/02: Making Saddam change his spots
09/19/02: Bush's resolve already has paid dividends
09/17/02: Courageous Iranians
09/13/02: If you never served in the military, you have no right to an opinion
09/10/02: Why the 'air marshals' will fail
09/05/02: Resurrecting the "Happy Darky"
08/31/02: Are Bush's inactions against Iraq calculated?
08/23/02: Dems can't take the minority vote for granted any longer
08/20/02: No proof of Saddam's wrongdoing? Yeah, right
08/15/02: Mineta's war on what?
08/13/02: When Gore said he wanted to be his 'own man,' what was he thinking!?
08/08/02: Picking a tree for Cheney's hanging
08/06/02: Fears about the Department of Homeland Security are misplaced
08/01/02: The greatest strategic deception since Eisenhower convinced Hitler the Allies were going to land at the Pas de Calais?
07/30/02: State Dept.'s anti-American actions
07/26/02: Journalists are making sure Americans can't differentiate between the stock market and the economy
07/23/02: Iran's is on the verge of a social and political explosion. So why is media ignoring it?
07/17/02: FBI isn't supposed to stand for Foolish, Blind and Incompetent
07/12/02: The ICC tramples on rights Americans take for granted
07/09/02: Was LA International Airport shooting, in fact, good news?
07/02/02: What the "intelligence community" can learn from Alexander the Great
06/28/02: Muslim link in Oklahoma City bombing revisited
06/25/02: A good environmental scare needs two ingredients - an impending catastrophe, and someone to blame for it
06/21/02: Stirring the security pot
06/18/02: Why the military is so messed up
06/14/02: Vast majority $68.7 billion proposed for weapons will be spent on systems of little use in the war on terror
06/12/02: Bush saw them and raised them, and he's holding the aces
06/10/02: Some heads need to roll
06/04/02: A new draft for the 'war on terror'?
05/31/02: So the FBI has finally caught up to our priorities?
05/29/02: Taking on common sense
05/23/02: Political terrorists
05/21/02: There is a great deal to fret about, but I've never been more optimistic
05/15/02: If there is a way for America to lose the war, Gen. Tommy Franks can find it
05/13/02: Impartial justice against Americans by the UN?
05/07/02: Want to win the 'war on terror'? Reinstate the draft
05/03/02: An expanded NATO is needed as a counterweight to the UN and the EU
04/29/02: Islamic 'smarts'
04/26/02: Did Bush play his Aces with Abdullah wisely?
04/23/02: Why peace in the Mideast is closer than ever
04/19/02: What the Arabs of Gaza and the West Bank gained from the "peace accords"
04/17/02: Logical Muslim allies
04/10/02: How to guarantee an infinite Mideast war
04/08/02: Saddam's American friends
04/05/02: Arab winners and sinners
04/01/02: Why is the commander of U.S. Central Command not coming clean to the American people?
03/31/02: Dubya under attack by conservatives
03/26/02: Saddam watch coming to an end?
03/21/02: Get the Jews!
03/19/02: It's time pols and gov bureaucrats be held to the same standard of accountability we insist for corporate execs
03/15/02: Khaki Throat
03/12/02: Making foreign cheaters pay
03/08/02: Timidity and indecision by senior American commanders
03/04/02: Why 9-11? Ex-CIA officials come clean
02/25/02: Don't rule out a quick victory --- even if prez says otherwise
02/21/02: Saving our military from itself
02/19/02: Front Page fiction
02/15/02: Our European allies are like the fat kid who wants to play quarterback
02/13/02: Is the Army in danger of becoming "irrelevant"?
02/11/02: So, I "propagate hatred"
02/06/02: Bush whacking the media
02/04/02: Why serious folks disregard the European Union --- and why Bush must, too
01/30/02: Give economy pneumonia in order to protect it from a cold
01/28/02: Media is its own worst enemy
01/25/02: Journalists making road to peace a bumpy ride, or: A case study in stupidity
01/23/02: Toward a stronger defense at a lower cost
01/21/02: How Bush could be Generations X and Y's Kennedy ... and guarantee a GOP victory in the midterm elections

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