Can we admit that we’ve failed in the Mid East and start to move on?

Sam Smith - Regardless of our military strategy, regardless of how many laptops we ban from trans-Atlantic flights, regardless of how many Syrian refugees we keep out of the United States, our Mid East war is the longest and one of the most futile in our history. There is really no mystery to this; we … Continue reading Can we admit that we’ve failed in the Mid East and start to move on?

The war on terror: Misnamed, misfought, misthought

Sam Smith - According to the belligerently bombastic Daily Beast: ISIS continues to gain substantial ground in Syria, despite nearly 800 airstrikes in the American-led campaign to break its grip there. At least one-third of the country’s territory is now under ISIS influence, with recent gains in rural areas that can serve as a conduit … Continue reading The war on terror: Misnamed, misfought, misthought

New Republic calls Review editor ‘idiotic’

Sam Smith, 2006 - The New Republic, purveyor of cheap paradigms to the Washington elite, has included some of your editor's comments on the current crisis in its "Idiocy Watch," described as "our attempt to keep up with all the dumb and outrageous things being said and written about America and the terrorists." The words … Continue reading New Republic calls Review editor ‘idiotic’

How to tell radical Muslims from radical Republicans

Sam Smith Radical Muslims use bombs, planes and small arms to kill and injure Americans; radical Republicans use the budget process. Radical Muslims oppose Christianity; radical Republicans give it a bad reputation. Radical Muslims practice Sharia law; radical Republicans don’t care about laws. Radical Muslims would like to overthrow Western democracy; radical Republicans show them … Continue reading How to tell radical Muslims from radical Republicans