Wednesday, December 21, 2005

The former Defense Minister for Canada says he fears the US is planning an intergalactic war and may already have bases on the moon.

Anyway, as the Edmonton Sun put it, "Hellyer said he is concerned the United States is preparing weapons for use against the aliens and could get the whole world into an 'intergalactic war.'"

"The United States military are preparing weapons which could be used against the aliens, and they could get us into an intergalactic war without us ever having any warning," the former deputy prime minister told an audience at the University of Toronto. "The Bush Administration has finally agreed to let the military build a forward base on the moon, which will put them in a better position to keep track of the goings and comings of the visitors from space, and to shoot at them, if they so decide."

Maybe they're already doing it. Maybe Bush has already conquered space and given Halliburton a massive multigazillion-dollar catering contract for Planet Zongo. Maybe Rumsfeld is already operating a vast internment camp in some distant solar system, where hapless aliens are being denied their rights by having the Céline Dion Christmas album played to them really loud until they fall to the ground covering their seven ears in agony.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Our Fake Drilling Debate George Will on the ridiculous ANWR issue. If we are more willing to invade the Middle East than to drill in an area the size of an average airport then we've gone insane.

A quarter of a century of this tactic applied to ANWR is about 24 years too many. If geologists were to decide that there were only three thimbles of oil beneath area 1002, there would still be something to be said for going down to get them, just to prove that this nation cannot be forever paralyzed by people wielding environmentalism as a cover for collectivism.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Andrew C. McCarthy on Able Danger on National Review Online May god what is going on with our government? Sometimes it seems that some of the black helicopter crowd has a valid point about what goes on behind closed doors in Washington. The government is not our friend.

Why did the 9/11 Commission fail to interview other Able Danger officials, including the three (at least) who have now come forward to corroborate Atta's pre-9/11 identification?

The entire American intelligence community has been restructured in accordance with the 9/11 Commission's conclusion that, as previously configured, it was incapable of ferreting out a suicide-hijacking plot two years in the making. It now appears that the community may have been quite capable of sniffing out the plot (or, at the very least, identifying the plotters) but was unable to get the information into the right hands because of a government ethos predominant throughout the 1990s — an ethos that elevated the supposed civil rights of aliens, even alien terrorists, over the national-security needs of the American people.

If it was worth having a 9/11 commission at all, is it not worth getting to the bottom of Able Danger?

And if we've massively rearranged the $40-plus billion-a-year intelligence community on the basis of a mistake, is that not something we ought to know?

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

The New York Post blasts Howie Dean in an editorial. It really is amazing how much the Dems want to be the party of McGovern once again. I don't think there is enough opposition to the war yet to win them anything, though the media is doing its best to help.

Not all the surrender monkeys live in France.

Take Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean — the sedition-mongering former governor of Vermont who once presumed to the presidency and who now is working overtime for a terrorist victory in Iraq.

Once the Democratic Party was led by men of vision and courage — men like Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S Truman and John F. Kennedy. All were partisan pols to the core, but they knew the dangers of totalitarianism and reflexively rose above petty place-seeking to inspire America in times of peril.

Today, the party has Dean — as petty a place-seeker as can be found on the planet, and devoid of anything even approaching vision and courage.

"[The] idea that we're going to win the war in Iraq is an idea which is just plain wrong," he said Monday. "Bring the 80,000 National Guard and Reserve troops home immediately. They don't belong in a conflict like this anyway."

Dean doesn't know what he's talking about, on several levels.