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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

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Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

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Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

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

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

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

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

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

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

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

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

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

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

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Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

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April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

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Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

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Jewish World Review Feb. 28, 2006 / 30 Shevat, 5766

Dems' attempted hostile takeover of national security

By David Limbaugh

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | In their opportunistic opposition to the Dubai Ports World takeover of commercial container operations at six major U.S. ports, Democrats aren't just reversing themselves on so-called "racial profiling" but on their phony condemnation of President Bush for allegedly shattering our alliances in the War on Terror.

Since 9/11, Democrats have railed against any hint of profiling, even for national security reasons. Liberal political correctness is the intangible, misguided moralistic force that has demanded that airport baggage checkers scrutinize blue-haired Caucasian ladies as readily as, if not more so than, young Middle Eastern male adults. Yet, there's no other conceivable explanation for their objection to the alleged transfer of "foreign control" over these ports than that the transferee company is Arab.

The Democrats' opposition, as distinguished from the differently motivated opposition from some on the right, has also demonstrated their wholesale hypocrisy in having castigated President Bush for all these years for his supposedly ham-handed approach to international diplomacy and turning otherwise peaceful Muslims into homicidal terrorists. So, in one fell swoop, they've done an about-face on their positions on both profiling and alienating our allies in the War on Terror.

But there is a method to the Democrats' madness. Whatever principles the Democrats have, even those most unattractive ones leading to their appeasement orientation, they're always for sale if the price — the reacquisition of political power — is right.

They're obviously calculating that their betrayal of these principles is necessary to portray themselves as the stronger party on national security.

Because, make no mistake, the Democrats recognize that national security has been their foremost obstacle to recapturing the White House. Hillary Clinton asserted as much in no uncertain terms just last week, and she is, after all, the putative Democratic presidential nominee for 2008.

The Democrats' condemnation of the ports transfer, then, is just one more in their long line of pathetic attempts to break up the Republicans' perceived monopoly on national defense.

In the last few years, they have mounted countless back-door attacks on the Republicans' exclusive ownership of the national security issue. By back-door attacks, I mean their various efforts to discredit Bush as a wartime leader without taking the ludicrous position that they are stronger on national security than he is.

In launching these indirect assaults, they have all but tacitly conceded that Republicans are stronger on defense but insisted that they are nevertheless too inept, unsophisticated or immoral to conduct the War on Terror effectively.

These attacks have included condemnation of President Bush for "unilateralism," "going it alone" or "destroying our alliances" in the War on Terror. When we were celebrating our initial rout of Iraq in record time, they were saying, "Yes, but what at cost? You have toppled Saddam but at the expense of alienating Western Europe and driving up terrorist recruitment. You people might be great at making war, but you are miserable at international relations, and any gains you might have achieved militarily will be canceled by the destruction you are wreaking on America's image abroad."

They have carried this general theme forward in their politicization of the abuse and torture allegations of Abu Ghraib and Gitmo, arguing, essentially, that we can never win the hearts and minds of terrorists — and thus the War on Terror — if we don't quit advertising our own inhumanity.

They've also engaged in the back-door attack of painting the administration as contemptuous of civil liberties, not just those sought-after civil rights of our al Qaeda enemy but of "innocent" Americans, as well. In this vein, they've depicted the Patriot Act as President Bush's and former Attorney General John Ashcroft's license to oppress and spy on their fellow citizens. Likewise, they've mischaracterized our "signals intelligence" as an NSA domestic spying scandal.

While these indirect attacks succeeded in damaging President Bush, and, ironically, even hurt his and America's image abroad, they never delivered to Democrats their coveted prize of being the go-to party on security issues.

The Democrats have also been impotent to exploit the president's one area of vulnerability on security — immigration — because they are even more lax on border enforcement.

But this latest Portgate effort by the Democrats is finally a frontal assault on the president's bona fides as Commander in Chief. While I think the president has some more explaining to do on this issue, the enormity of the Democrats' chutzpah in trying to depict themselves as national-security virtuosos is truly mind-boggling.

But to say they're ridiculously audacious is not to suggest that it's impossible they'll get away with it. I doubt they will, but no less a congenital dove than Hillary has been meticulously cultivating a hawkish image for several years now, with apparent success. Keep a sharp eye.

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David Limbaugh, a columnist and attorney practicing in Cape Girardeau, Mo., is the author of, most recently, "Persecution: How Liberals Are Waging War Against Christianity". (Click HERE to purchase. Sales help fund JWR.) Comment by clicking here.


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