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DefSec Gates Denounces Wikileaks Leak

Say that ten times fast:

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates on Thursday denounced the disclosure this week of 75,000 classified documents about the Afghanistan war by the Web site WikiLeaks, asserting that the security breach had endangered lives and damaged the ability of others to trust the United States government to protect their secrets.  Speaking [...]

Wikileaks 90,000 Documents on Afghan War: Nothing New?

The consensus at the NYTimes is that despite 90,000 once-classified documents on the Afghan war, nothing new was revealed.  Let’s see what the panel o’ experts said:

James Morin, former U.S. Army officer: 

“Perhaps the most interesting story in this leak is how little real news there is.”

Kori Schake, Hoover Institution: 

“But we knew [...]

The War on Terror: Now Obama’s Problem, Down and Out of Control

Two recent major, major stories from America’s leading newspapers paint a disturbing and downcast portrait of the War on Terror, started by Bush and continued by Obama.

First is the Washington Post’s “Top Secret America” series, which portrays an American intelligence community growing and spinning out of control:

The top-secret world the government created in [...]

Israel and Conversion Law: Battle between American Jews and the Non-Zionist Ultra-Orthodox

This is how the story is portrayed: a new conversion law in Israel would put conversions in the hands on “non-zionist” orthodox Jews from the most fundamntalist of sects.  Those from the ultra-Orthodox applaud the proposed bill, while all other Jews are hostile to it:

The bill that so angered American Jewish leaders was actually [...]

“Rape-by-Deception” Case in Israel: Is the Story Being Reported Accurately?

Or is this another American Butthash Media story?  This sounds awfully fishy:

Jerusalem (CNN) — The lawyer for a 30-year-old Palestinian married father of two who has admitted in a plea bargain to rape by deception said Wednesday he will appeal his client’s sentence, which was handed up Monday.  “Eighteen months in prison is too [...]

FEC Fines VP Biden

Say it ain’t so, Joe:

Federal election officials have fined Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign more than $219,000 to cover excessive contributions and shoddy record-keeping during his 2008 bid for the Democratic nomination.A report prepared in April but only approved Friday by the Federal Election Commission found Biden’s campaign had inadequately reported more than [...]

Asians and Poor White Trash Need Not Apply

At the nation’s elite colleges.  This article, while long, exposes the cancer at the heart of diversity programs in the Ivy League.

Here’s the money graf:

But what Espenshade and Radford found in regard to what they call “career-oriented activities” was truly shocking even to this hardened veteran of the campus ideological and cultural [...]

What’s in a Name?

Those dumbass Jews don’t trust the Obamessiah because of his middle name:

During the interview Wednesday, when confronted with the anxiety that some Israelis feel toward him, Obama said that “some of it may just be the fact that my middle name is Hussein, and that creates suspicion.”

“Ironically, I’ve got a Chief of Staff [...]

“It is not the Promised Land. It is our land.”: Israelis, Palestinians, and American Voluntarism

An interesting NYTimes article:

HAR BRACHA, West Bank — Twice a year, American evangelicals show up at a winery in this Jewish settlement in the hills of ancient Samaria to play a direct role in biblical prophecy, picking grapes and pruning vines.

Believing that Christian help for Jewish winemakers here in the occupied West Bank [...]

Weird Things in the 2010 Russian Spy Story

Weird things in the story about 11 spies reporting to Moscow:

President Barack Obama last week took Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to his favorite hamburger joint, which turned out to be just blocks from the Arlington, Va., apartment building where one of the alleged Russian secret agents lived.

How do we know this is Obama’s [...]