Bunker Mulligan "Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." ~Mark Twain

April 29, 2005

Michael J. Totten

Filed under: International — Bunker @ 5:35 am

Michael has some pictures from his stay in Lebanon. Beautiful. What the rest of the Middle East could be like.

His post just before is also excellent.

April 25, 2005


Filed under: International — Bunker @ 5:45 am

Epidsode 26. Arthur continues to provide the best compendium of all the positive things happening in Iraq.

April 22, 2005

Bolton has common sense

Filed under: International,Politics — Bunker @ 10:01 am

Mona Charen says that’s why Democrats don’t like him.

Frankly, in a decade that has brought us the Oil for Food scandal, the child sex slave trade carried on by U.N. workers, U.N. failures to confront horrific human rights disasters like North Korea and Sudan — indeed, even offering the genocidal regime of Sudan a place on the Human Rights Commission (other members: Zimbabwe, Congo, Cuba, Saudi Arabia) — the real question ought to be not why John Bolton isn’t sentimental about the United Nations, but rather why Democrats are.

If you really want to know why the Democrats are against John Bolton as our UN Ambassador, you need only read his chapter in the Cato Institute’s 1997 publication, Delusions of Grandeur:

Even worse, Clinton took office believing that U.S. foreign policy could largely be run through the UN system. Indeed, in many respects, he and his advisers longed to make the conduct of American foreign policy subordinate to the UN, so uncomfortable were they with the unashamed, unembarrassed American leadership exercised by Presidents Reagan and Bush.

The Carter foreign policy team reemerged from hibernation, after 12 years of failing to learn from their own mistakes. Having given away the Panama Canal, been paralyzed by the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, been driven to their knees by the Communist-led Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua, been humiliated by the Iranian kidnapping of our diplomats in Teheran, and sabotaged our national defense readiness by inattention and ineptness, the Carter team came back for another turn at the plate.

During Clinton’s second term, Bolton had the temerity to chastise not only the Democrat currently in office, but the darling of despots around the world, Jimmy Carter. The only thing he could have done to make them madder would be to insult Hillary.

No arguing with his assessment. Simply describe the man as “troublesome.”

April 11, 2005

Illegal Immigrant Return

Filed under: Government,International — Bunker @ 1:54 pm

According to this

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is thinking about resuming a program to transport illegal aliens back to their hometowns in Mexico, rather than the present practice of expelling them at the Arizona border.

Why not simply take them to Mexico City? Perhaps then Fox might not encourage them to try and enter the US illegally.

April 6, 2005


Filed under: International — Bunker @ 10:27 am

From Fine? Why Fine?

It may be petty but I found this poke in the eye to be most satisfying.

Me too, Rob.

March 24, 2005

Open Borders

Filed under: Government,International — Bunker @ 11:10 am

Mr. Fox, who has said he seeks an open border, has applied constant pressure on Mr. Bush to get the guest-worker program through Congress. Mr. Bush has pledged that he will do all he can.

Now what possible “pressure” could Fox have?

March 18, 2005

More troops to replace Italians

Filed under: International — Bunker @ 10:55 am

God bless John Howard and the rest of our Aussie allies–real allies.

Prime Minister John Howard refused to rule out sending more Australian troops to Iraq after Italy’s surprise decision to pull its 3,000 soldiers from the war-torn country.

The Anglosphere are committed to helping the Middle East enter the modern world.

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