Crusty and unapologetic, Donald H. Rumsfeld is the public face of an unpopular war and a target of unrelenting criticism. A growing number of commanders who served under him say he has botched the Iraq operation, ignored the advice of his generals and should be replaced.
Unfortunately, immigrants, legal and illegal, instead of being turned into Americans, are being turned into another “victim” class demanding entitlements by a leadership seeking its own political advancement without regard for immigrants or other Americans.
Jurors contemplating whether to execute Zacarias Moussaoui finally got access to the cockpit tape recording, and the public to the transcript, of the final half hour — from 9:31 to 10:03 a.m. EDT on 9/11, 2001 — of United Flight 93.
From legislation that sets new rules for sales of over-the-counter cold remedies to efforts by Congress to establish unified food labels nationwide, the federal government is increasingly encroaching on what traditionally has been left to states to sort out.
Sound familiar? Once more, a member of President Bush’s “axis of evil” is denying strident warnings from Washington that it is pursuing lethal weapons amid reports of the United States planning for a military strike if diplomacy fails. The current gamesmanship between the United States and Iran has eerie echoes of the high-stakes drama that preceded war in Iraq.