Tag: Germany

These Are Our Leaders?

Chuck Hagel was confirmed as the new Secretary of Defense yesterday. Forty-one Republicans voted against the appointment; four joined with all the Democrats to put the vote well over the top. Republicans who earlier voted for cloture and broke the filibuster are, in my mind, just as much to blame for this successful nomination as those who openly supported Hagel. This is the same man who fell on his face verbally in his confirmation hearings, stumbling badly before sharp questioning…. Read more »

Is There Anything Left to Die For?

Chapter six of Mark Steyn’s America Alone, “The Four Horsemen of the Eupocalypse,” has some poignant comments on the state of modern Europe and its reluctance to deal with the radical Islamic threat. Without too much commentary of my own, I just want to share some of his insights with you. What do you do to make terrorists like you? Germany has one answer: In 2005, responding to Islamist terrorism in Britain and elsewhere, Germany was reported to be considering… Read more »

America Alone

One book I’ve been wanting to read for a long time is Mark Steyn’s America Alone. Now, having read it, I have to say it exceeded my expectations. The subtitle is provocative: The End of the World As We Know It. His thesis is that most of the Western world is gradually submitting to Muslim sensitivities to the extent that Islamic culture and Sharia law will soon overtake nearly all Western European countries. When that happens, America will stand alone… Read more »