March 10, 2009
A compromise here, a compromise there, and pretty soon you’re talking real defeat.
If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved, and to be steady on all the battlefield besides, is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point. –Martin Luther
(h/t Christians In Context)
March 10, 2009
From US intelligence chief Dennis Blair:
“We assess convincing the Iranian leadership to forgo the eventual development of nuclear weapons will be difficult given the linkage many within the leadership see between nuclear weapons and Iran’s key national security and foreign policy objectives, and given Iran’s considerable effort from at least the late 1980s to 2003 to develop such weapons,” he said.
via ‘Difficult’ to halt Iran nuclear drive: US – Yahoo! News UK.
Fortunately, Iran is a “tiny country” that is highly susceptible to the charm of direct talks “without precondition.”
March 9, 2009
I like the way this guy thinks.
February 6, 2009
I don’t know how else to describe the President’s op-ed in yesterday’s Washington Post. It appears that the window of “HOPE” is rapidly closing. Using this kind of extreme rhetoric to exploit economic adversity for political gain is reprehensible. The window of credibility is closing faster than “HOPE.”
January 30, 2009
As plaintiff in Hollister v. Soetoro, Individual Ready Reservist Hollister seeks verification of the legitimacy of his Commander In Chief. In a motion to dismiss, the Obama/Biden legal team asserts that
“Although plaintiff alleges he “is literally caught between a rock and a hard place,”
plaintiff has not alleged that he has personally suffered any injury. See Dkt. #1 at ¶34. In
addition, even if these peculiar claims built on a hypothetical recall to active military duty are Case 1:08-cv-02254-JR Document 9 Filed 01/26/2009 Page 6 of 11 taken at face value, plaintiff is engaged in the rankest speculation: He does not even allege a basis for believing that his return to duty is likely, much less probable. Instead, plaintiff’s allegations expressly concede that his renewed military service is pure conjecture at this point.”
So Hollister has to wait until he is actually activated to make his challenge? Why so much effort to avoid meeting eligibility challenges head on?