Saturday, June 11, 2005

Edited by Victor A. Cuvo

Mike Luckovich cartoon

'One voice' against North Korea

President Bush, listens as South Korea's President Roh Moo-hyun, left, talks in the Oval Office of the White House yesterday.

Amnesty leader sticks by 'gulag' report

The chairman of the board of Amnesty International USA refused yesterday to retract the group's statement that the U.S. detention facility in Cuba is the "gulag of our time," instead telling a congressional panel the United States is to blame for an increase in terrorism.

Happy Days
by John Samples, Cato Institute

“The Culture’s Animating Values” by Rev. Robert A. Sirico, Acton Institute

A Dove Foundation report released this week shows a link between family-friendly movies and profitability. “One comes away from the Dove report with a sense that the movie industry is beginning to recognize a profit opportunity in producing more morally robust movies,” writes Rev. Robert A. Sirico.

Where is the al Qaeda training camp in Pakistan and why haven't we shut it down? Citizen Smash asks a good question.

This is the question that every American should be asking, the day after five men were detained and questioned as part of an FBI investigation into a possible al-Qaeda cell in the small Northern California town of Lodi.

One of the men, Hamid Hayat, has admitted to investigators that he recently spent time at an al-Qaeda training camp near Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Hamid Hayat told federal agents he attended a jihadist training camp run by al-Qaida in Pakistan for six months ending in 2004, where he went through weapons and explosives training and was schooled in ideological anti-American rhetoric, according to a federal criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Sacramento.

The location given is questionable; Rawalpindi is a large city close to the capital Islamabad, and is also the headquarters of the Pakistani Army. If Hayat really did receive training at an al-Qaeda camp, it was much more likely to be located in the Northwest Frontier Province, where the Pakistani Army fears to tread.

The alternative conclusion is that Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf isn’t really our friend, and is playing both sides of the fence in the War on Terror.

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The New York Sun points out John Kerry has still not released his full records to the general public.

The Detroit News notes John McCain has already visited Michigan twice this year, raising more than $1 million for Republicans in 2006.

A look at how Presidential popularity does not seem to impact midterm elections.

The New York Times says Howard Dean received a “private scolding” from Democrat Senators during his visit to Capitol Hill.

Dems, behind closed doors.
William F. Buckley, Jr.

The Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne argues Democrats need to stop blaming John Kerry and start looking inward if they want to win back the White House in 2008


Lawrence Jackson/Associated Press
Tyson returns to the ring tonight

The Babe is sold (again) to NY team
Newsday -
The five-page typed 1919 contract selling Babe Ruth from the Red Sox to the Yankees was auctioned Friday for a breath-taking $996,000 to a Manhattan collector. In this photo released by Sotheby's on Thursday, March 10, 2005, in New York, a contract dated Dec. 26, 1919, transfers the ownership of Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees. The five-page typed 1919 contract that shipped Babe Ruth from Boston to the New York Yankees sold Friday, June 10, 2005, for a staggering $996,000, the auction house said. (Sotheby's / AP Photos)

"The Cinderella Man" - the real story is even better than the movie!