Monday, July 24, 2006

Catching Up Post

I was out of town for the weekend, so here's what I missed:

Ralph Peters says Israel is losing the war because they have been too timid. I suspect that in the future most sober evaluations of the entire war on terror will fault all of us for not being harsh enough with a fanatical enemy.

Victor Davis Hanson has also noticed how strange that fight has been, but also hopes that Israel will take the gloves off.

Jonah Goldberg uses Joshua Muravchik's new book, The Future of the United Nations, to point out how useless the UN is at solving these problems, and yet too many people still think it's the best solution.

Mark Steyn writes about a strange twist in this whole Israel-Hezbollah affair: "So what is in reality Israel's first non-Arab war is a glimpse of the world the day after tomorrow: The EU and Arab League won't quite spell it out, but, to modify that Le Monde headline, they are all Jews now." Read the whole thing to see what he means.

And in entertainment news: By some miracle--considering the director's track record--the advance word on Oliver Stone's new movie, World Trade Center, has been overwhelmingly positive.

Of course, the most important news of the weekend was that rookies reported for Browns camp, and all the important guys signed on time. Football season is right around the corner. Doesn't that feel great?

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