Tuesday, January 5, 2010

HOT5 Daily 1/5/2010

1. "Don’t Just React to Threats, Identify Them" More good advice.

Representative Sample: The first of two measures that would improve air safety is a clear dictum that anyone who has had anything to do with an al-Qaeda training camp anywhere in the world, be banned from boarding any aircraft destined for the U.S.

2. "Iraq: The Forgotten War" It does seem that way.

Representative Sample: As attention has shifted east to Afghanistan, Iraq has become, in many respects, America’s forgotten war. Part of the reason for this is understandable; America’s involvement in the Iraq war is winding down while our involvement in Afghanistan is winding up. But I suspect that part of the reason has to do with the fact that we’ve made astonishing progress in Iraq over the last two years

3. "The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes Of 2009" Deserving selections.

Representative Sample: 36) I know it wasn't rape-rape. I think it was something else, but I don't believe it was rape-rape. -- Whoopi Goldberg on Roman Polanski's rape of a 13 year-old girl

4. "Top Ten Creationist Arguments by The Thinking Atheist" Pretty amusing.

Representative Sample: It's a video.

5. "The Time for Preemptive Cyber Strikes Has Come"Against Jihadist recruiting sites.

Representative Sample:these cases reflect a strategic shift where terrorists and extremists are forming social networks and have focused on using the Internet to further their global influence. These events have clearly illustrated the ease by which anyone who wishes to pursue joining militant groups and participate in jihad can do so through the Internet.

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