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April 14, 2014

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Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

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April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

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Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

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April 9, 2014

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Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

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Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

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Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

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April 8, 2014

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Jewish World Review July 27, 2007 / 12 Menachem-Av, 5767

Never play pattycake with a slasher

By Dave Weinbaum

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Diplomacy is a great thing. It can prevent wars. The Korean nuke crisis is a prime example.

Our diplomatic pressure on North Korea, using neighboring countries and (ugh!) the UN, stopped that cheatin' lyin' Godfather wannabe, Kim Jong II, from making nuclear bombs. He was enabled in his atom ambition by the ineptness of the Clinton administration. In 1994 Bill made a deal with Jong that he couldn't refuse…to abuse. Kim began bilking us before the ink was dry. He did so for the last 7 years of the Clinton's reign.

That's not diplomacy.

That's naivety.

Bush's choice of diplomacy in North Korea is a major feather in his tattered cap. Without firing one shot and without one US casualty the Bush administration has blocked Kim's nuclear shot.

There's no such thing as a civil war

The war on terror is not analogous to the above. We were attacked sadistically on 9/11/2001. Diplomacy flew out the window as 767's exploded through ours.

Then there was United flight 93.

Just minutes after the other jets hit, Flight 93 passengers learned of the horror of the other hijackings from cell phone calls. Their instincts galvanized them to kill their attackers before they could murder them or other innocents. "Let's roll!" became the sound of righteous retribution. Those Americans decided that diplomacy wasn't an option.

Sadly they were all silenced that day. But they did prevent attacks on other innocent Americans. Those passengers did more to disrupt the terrorists than Bill Clinton did in his 8 years in office.

How could Bush forget this valuable lesson?

We didn't want this war. We weren't given a choice. We still have none.

Our job is to win the war.

The way I understand war is you blow up the enemy and his weapons wherever they are, until he surrenders or is killed.

Today that means Iraq, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. If we don't win there, you can count on us fighting in Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco…if that demented town is worth fighting for.

That's what the US and its allies did in WW2. We turned Japan into rubble, hounded Adolph into marriage then suicide, and watched as Mussolini's fellow Italians strung him up and paraded him for the world to see.

Then, after the Axis surrendered, we helped them establish democracies, under our watchful eye. It took years to take effect. But anyone in their right mind can see the success that it brought.

Contrarians drink to remember

Such is the case of the evil 9/11 planners, the leaders of al-Qaeda and the Islamofacist movement within Islam, Osama Bin Laden and Dr. al-Zawahiri.

Soon after we invaded and conquered Afghanistan and Iraq, we found ourselves with an ally in Musharaf in Pakistan and Karzi in Afghanistan. We delegated the job of slamming al-Qaeda to our newest bestest "friends". Not wanting to fall to coups, they delegated our trust to local tribes…sort of like recruiting the Pope hunt down Mother Theresa.

To the Bush administration the problem was solved. They took the temporary silence from the region as success. They believed the center of al-Qaeda was smashed even though we didn't have the bodies of Dr. Z or Bin Laden.

Guess again.

The greatly misunderestimated President Bush has fallen for the same trap he sprang on the arrogant Democrats in 2 elections.

He has vastly misunderestimated our enemies and over estimated our allies.

Mr. President, maybe you need to start drinking again so you'll remember those history lessons you learned at Yale.

Bush's own intelligence agencies now claim that al-Qaeda is recovering, and that Bin Laden and Zawahiri are still in control and command…approaching the levels of pre 9/11. Apparently, they are no longer on the run. They regularly issue threats, recruitment enticements, Jihadist praises, and even a joke or two. Dr. Z has made more movies than Tom Cruise has lately, and some would say better ones.

At a time when our congress is stepping on each other in a vicious fight to see who can hoist the white flag fastest, Bush must act now.

Time is of the essence. The terrorists are about to be rewarded for their persistence and we're about to be punished for our dereliction and misguidance.

Musharaf lacked…Zawaladen must be attacked!

What the Hell are you waiting for Mr. President?

The American people need victory. .

Our troops deserve it.

Western civilization depends on it.

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