Pro-Israel Pardons and Leniency Too Costly to Continue

A small but significant trial balloon went up late last year when Charles Winters received a presidential pardon. Winters delivered three converted World War II B-17 bombers to the nascent Israeli armed forces in the late 1940s. Co-conspirators Herman Greenspun and Al Schwimmer were fellow operatives within a vast network of nonprofit front organizations stealing, … Continue reading “Pro-Israel Pardons and Leniency Too Costly to Continue”

Can Afghanistan Be Won?

According to the Britain’s highest military commander in Afghanistan, Brigadier Mark Carleton-Smith, "We’re not going to win this war." This is in stark contrast to the political rhetoric of our two presidential candidates, who are both calling for more troops to be deployed in Afghanistan. According to Obama, "We’ve got to get the job done … Continue reading “Can Afghanistan Be Won?”

Why Bush Will Pardon AIPAC for Espionage

In 2005, Col. Lawrence Franklin was indicted alongside two executives of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) for allegedly violating the 1917 Espionage Act. Franklin later pled guilty to passing AIPAC a classified presidential directive and other secrets concerning America’s Iran policy. AIPAC then allegedly forwarded the highly sensitive information to Israeli government officials … Continue reading “Why Bush Will Pardon AIPAC for Espionage”

My Energy Plan Is
Better Than Yours

In addition to dueling over Afghanistan (the subject of my last column), Senators McCain and Obama are trying to one-up each other when it comes to energy. Most notably, the McCain campaign recently released an ad that essentially blames Obama for $4-a-gallon gasoline (although the price of gasoline has actually gone down since the ad … Continue reading “My Energy Plan Is
Better Than Yours”

Change We Can Believe In?

The slogan of Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign is "change we can believe in." It’s clear that Obama believes we need to change course with regard to Iraq. In January 2007, he introduced legislation calling for removing combat brigades from Iraq by March 31, 2008, and declared, "It is time for us to fundamentally change … Continue reading “Change We Can Believe In?”

Having Your Cake and
Eating It Too

“To have your cake and eat it too” is a popular figure of speech meaning to try to have two incompatible things. Of course, comedian George Carlin pointed out that the phrase doesn’t make complete sense: “When people say, ‘Oh you just want to have your cake and eat it too,’ what good is a … Continue reading “Having Your Cake and
Eating It Too”