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I would say that Victor Davis Hanson has forgotten more about classical history than most of us ever knew,  but he hasn’t forgotten any.   The Obama Administration  shows no signs of remembering any.

Nikolai Grozni  remembers other revolutions.   You expect lapdogs of His Oneness,  like Thomas Friedman,   to give Obama glory for his moves on Egypt,  even if “unintended”,  but would you expect to see   “Egypt’s Revolution,  Bush’s Victory?”  anywhere in the Gray  Lady’s pages?   This  is one  reason you do.   Newsweek was far less complimentary.

The Washington Post wrings its hands over how Mubarak’s departure  may imperil U.S.-Egyptian counter-terrorism work,  and sniffles about the  C.I.A.  and its difficulties in the Middle East.

James Lewis  is sour on the uprising in Egypt.    On the bright side,  the Egyptian military has  dissolved parliament and suspended the constitution,  thereby meeting two key demands of protesters.  It has also said it  will uphold the peace accord with Israel.

I would be nervous were I an  Iranian mullah.

And Mark Steyn  is right.

Written by timeforthorns

February 14, 2011 at 9:45 am

Pre-SOTU 2011…

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I like to grab early columns guessing what His Oneness will say tonight,  so start with  the editors of National Review on investing,  joined by Larry Kudlow  here,  then see energy guy Chris Horner  here,   and Veronique de Rugy on  Obama’s Social Security dodge.

This year I think I’ll do something different and watch His Oneness with the sound off,  which makes it far easier to watch his verbal cues.e satellite system will stay up long enough in all the rain,  I’ll grab a video and watch and listen to the speech later.

UPDATE:  I meant to put in Andrew Malcolm’s  piece.  And read what  former presidential speechwriters have to say.  I especially like Peter Robinson’s characterizing SOTU as a ghastly event.   And that may be why Newsweek says  no one will watch

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January 26, 2011 at 12:10 am

Just right…

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As John Miller  observes,  Newsmax was too conservative to buy Newsweek,  but Democratic Rep.  Jane Harman’s rich hubby is just right.   What a clever way to make sure a news mag doesn’t give your wife impertinent coverage.

Robert Stacy McCain weighs in  here.

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August 3, 2010 at 10:39 pm

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