Monday, November 16, 2009

HOT5 Daily 11/16/2009

1. "Some Great Advice by Robert Gula" Particularly good advice that should be read by anyone arguing on the internet.

Representative Sample: Be alert to anyone who speaks in absolutes: who uses words like all, none, no one, never, always, everyone, must, immediately, or who refers to a group of people as if all the members have identical characteristics, beliefs or attitudes.

2. "The Fort Hood shooter: How to prevent recurrences" The opposite of political correctness.

Representative Sample: Fear of "insulting" them causes the Army to circle the wagons, in spite of the obvious appeals being made now by al Qaeda-associated Imam that no soldier in the U.S. Army who is Muslim can faithfully be a Muslim while serving in a force that kills fellow Muslims. This is a serious situation, and someone needs to wake up.

3. "Walking like a pretzel" I don't necessarily agree with all of this, but this is a very interesting article on Afghanistan.

Representative Sample: The National Security Archives at George Washington University recently published translations of Soviet Politburo meetings on Afghanistan. They are more illuminating than the combined words of America’s punditocracy that litter the nation’s editorial pages. For one, they probably reflect the administration’s deliberations with uncanny accuracy.

4. "An Oldie, But A Goodie: The Democrat Contract With America"How accurate were this blog's predictions in 2006 about what Democrats would do if they controlled the government?

Representative Sample: On the first day of the 104th Congress, the new Democrat majority will immediately pass the following major legislation, aimed at restoring the pre 9-11 mirage of security and world harmony and ending this Administration’s policies for National Security:

5. "Paying off the enemy"This is one of the many examples of things that make me reluctant to support increasing our committment in Afghanistan.

Representative Sample: The U.S. military is paying off the Taliban not to attack us. In the end, the U.S. is funding the very people that are killing our soldiers.

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