Irony so strong it’s burning through your screen.

This is very inside blog-ball; it’s mostly for the old-school warbloggers, most of whom will hopefully at least get a chuckle at this.

Quote #1 (via Megan McArdle):

Do you fight crime by leaving some gangs alone? That’s one of the arguments put forth by Mark Kleiman, author of “When Brute Force Fails.” In the book, the UCLA public policy professor argues that police forces get better results by focusing most energy on the most prolific criminal gangs, and punishing them swiftly, to motivate other potential criminals to stay inactive. Is this the solution?

Quote #2:

Muammar Qaddafi: ‘I Saw Iraq and I Was Afraid’

As the debate continues over what effect the war in Iraq has had on the larger war on terrorism, there is one indication that it had a powerful effect on Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi’s decision to give up his weapons of mass destruction.

It received little notice at the time, but in an interview with the British Spectator in September, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said Qaddafi had told him in a phone conversation that “I will do whatever the Americans want, because I saw what happened in Iraq, and I was afraid.”

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.

I’m surprised that this hasn’t seen more play.

After all, we have a Democrat as President: it’s acceptable to pretend to be for freedom and democracy again.

(Via Holger Awakens, via

Three things:
1). What do we know about this guy? Or when it was made?
2). If we had listened to Obama in 2006, this guy would probably be dead right now.
3). Not In Your Name, antiwar movement.
Not then.
Not now.
Not ever.

Crossposted at RedState.

Not In Your Name, International ANSWER.

Or Code Pink’s, for that matter. Or anybody else who thinks that hanging with them is neat.

Not then.
Not now.
Not ever.

Iraqis vote in landmark elections
Iraqis are electing new provincial councils in the first nationwide vote in four years, with the Sunni minority expected to turn out in strength.

After a slow start, correspondents said voting was brisk, including among Sunni Muslims, who largely boycotted the last elections.

The vote is seen as a test of Iraq’s stability ahead of a general election due later this year.

Security is tight and thousands of observers are monitoring the polls.

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