Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- March 30, 2010

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga Versus Mideast Peace -- Wall Street Journal

Are settlements more offensive than pop stars?

Pop quiz—What does more to galvanize radical anti-American sentiment in the Muslim world: (a) Israeli settlements on the West Bank; or (b) a Lady Gaga music video?

If your answer is (b) it means you probably have a grasp of the historical roots of modern jihadism. If, however, you answered (a), then congratulations: You are perfectly in synch with the new Beltway conventional wisdom, now jointly defined by Pat Buchanan and his strange bedfellows within the Obama administration.

What is that wisdom? In a March 26 column in Human Events, Mr. Buchanan put the case with his usual subtlety:

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

Terror Returns to Moscow -- The Times editorial

Moscow Under Attack -- Sergey Kuznetsov, New York Times

Day the War Came Back to Moscow -- Anna Nemtsova, Foreign Policy

An Illusory New START -- Alexander Golts, Moscow Times

Unruly Clients: The Trouble with Allies -- Steven Metz, World Affairs

Soothing China-U.S. Tensions -- Charles A. Kupshan, New York Times

Afghan war spilling Over in Central Asia -- Joshua Foust, Current Intelligence

President Obama in Kabul -- New York Times editorial

Drone dependency trivializing Afghan war -- Cesar Chelala, Japan Times

Decision time in Burma for democracy's advocates -- U Win Tin, Washington Post

What the Iraqis are building -- Washington Post editorial

Why Precious Is Strategic -- Brahma Chellaney, Times Of India

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