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Jewish World Review
Oct. 30, 2008
/ 1 Mar-Cheshvan 5769
Let's go to press ...
With apologies to Walter Winchell
Good morning, Mr. and Mrs. America, from coast to coast and border to border and all the ships at sea. Let's go to press ...
Here's what may be the best explanation for why the U.S.A. was blindsided on September 11, 2001, another date that will live infamy: Cofer Black, the former head of the CIA's counterterrorism center, has told an interviewer he couldn't think of a thing "we could have done that would have changed anything." With 20-200 hindsight like that, naturally Mr. Black went on to become a top executive with the security firm Blackwater Worldwide. In government work, nothing succeeds like failure ...
Unlike the Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded CIA Director George Tenet, who failed to prevent the disastrous attacks, some government awards are deserved. For example, the State Department's highest honor, its Distinguished Service Award, has just been presented to Gen. David Petraeus, the warrior and thinker behind the successful Surge that turned the war in Iraq completely around, and to Ambassador Ryan Crocker, who's still doing most of the diplomatic heavy lifting and general haggling in Baghdad's great political bazaar ...
The general and ambassador both deserve a medal for their patience and forbearance when they appeared before largely hostile congressional committees to explain the whys and wherefores of the Surge when it was just a plan and a hope. ... The recognition they're due won't be complete until they get a formal apology from senators like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, who confidently prophesied that the Surge would never work ...
Senator Clinton's dismissal of the general was particularly snide. Borrowing a literary phrase, she said it would take a "willing suspension of disbelief" to take the general at his word. So do we honor a distinguished soldier who has spent a lifetime in his country's service: by hauling him before Congress to be insulted by a presidential hopeful ...
At this point it would take a willing suspension of disbelief to put any faith in Hillary Clinton's military or diplomatic judgment. She seems to have fallen silent on the subject of the Surge. Can the lady have some shame after all? ... One also hears little about Gen. Petraeus from Barack Obama these days. Part of his genius as a presidential candidate is knowing what subjects to avoid. At least he's admitted being surprised by the results of the Surge. That's believable. Many another surprise would doubtless await him as the next commander-in-chief of the armed forces. America's enemies are not in the habit of giving advance notice of their attacks.
Apologize to General Petraeus? One might as well expect Senator Obama to go into detail about his connections with congressional earmarks, the toxic twins (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) or ACORN, with its long association with voter registration fraud. ... Just as his memory grows furtive when asked about the help he received at the start of his highly successful political career from unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers ...
Listening to Senator Obama in the last presidential debate, an innocent observer might be forgiven for thinking Mr. Ayers was just some guy he used to pass on the streets of Hyde Park, instead of the host of a reception for the promising young Barack Obama's campaign for the Illinois state Senate back in 1995. ... We're supposed to believe that Barack Obama had no idea at the time about his host's violent past. If so, he must have been the only member of Hyde Park's always buzzing intellectual community who didn't ...
How does Sen. Obama explain his long association with Bill Ayers in one cause or another even after he found out about his friend's violent past and unrepentant present? Answer: He doesn't. ... Mr. Ayers, the former leader of a terrorist group was once the subject of a New York Times interview in which he didn't just try to rationalize his terrorist past but gloried in it. ... Like everybody else in America who's earned obloquy, he'd written a memoir ("Fugitive Days") and was plugging it in the New York Times ...
What perfect timing: Bill Ayers' interview appeared September 11, 2001 on the morning of the attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. The story by Dinitia Smith began: " 'I don't regret setting bombs,' Bill Ayers said. 'I feel we didn't do enough.' In the book, he writes that he participated in the bombings of New York City Police Headquarters in 1970, of the Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972." With a resume like that, naturally he's now a distinguished professor of education ...
Senator Obama doesn't have much to do with Bill Ayers these heady days. Professor Ayers may have had his uses at one time, like the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, but now he's become an embarrassment. So auld acquaintance should be forgot. The senator is moving on to the White House, according to the polls. ... As for Mr. Ayers, when asked in that 2001 interview if he'd do it all again, he replied: "I don't want to discount the possibility." Neither should anybody else ...
Till next time, this is your correspondent signing off with lotions of love from Jergen's.
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