The award-winning PBS documentary series tells us Afghanistan is a problem — but offers no solutions.
As many as 36 ex-Guantanamo prisoners have participated in terrorist attacks against the US and our allies. Jihadi recidivism is an unfortunate consequence of how war is conducted in our "enlightened" 21st century.
Requiring national service may sound harsh, but done right, it could give everyone a little of what they want.
Frontline’s big fifth-anniversary of Iraq show, which begins airing tonight, is a “narrowly focused, warmed-over Donald Rumsfeld-Dick Cheney hatefest.”
The truth hurts, and that's why it must be avoided at all costs, especially in Democratic presidential politics, writes Jules Crittenden.
Elections have consequences, writes Jules Crittenden. Sitting out Election '08 because you don't like McCain could mean a defeat in Iraq and a nuclear-armed Iran in four years' time. Will that make you feel better?
Pundits proclaimed that President Bush would have to tacitly acknowledge his lame-duck status through a toned-down address, writes Jules Crittenden. But just like old times, the president decided to push forward with his agenda and leave his opponents fuming. Meanwhile, Rick Moran feels Bush didn't describe the reality of what is going on in America. "The president gave a speech that glossed over every economic problem that has Americans queasy and uncertain about the future while offering precious little except platitudes and pabulum."
Jules Crittenden has accepted al-Qaeda's invitation to journalists to submit questions to Ayman al-Zawahiri, but with one caveat: "I will post my questions on this shamelessly pro-Crusader forum, where your donkey wallah messengers might see them and convey them to you."
Could George W. Bush's greatest contribution as president be a nation united in its own self-interest? Jules Crittenden thinks that even the Bush-bashers of the world are slowly being brought into the fold.
Has the President's vision of Iraq been realized? The moment is near, writes Jules Crittenden, who contends that the country is "on its way to becoming everything Bush promised four years ago."
On the face of it, the Annapolis peace parley that starts today looks like a colossal waste of time, says Jules Crittenden. Still, this gathering will make clear who in the Middle East seeks peace and who does not - and that's worth something.
Is there really an 'epidemic' of suicides among the US military, as a CBS report recently stated? Jules Crittenden, who has been in war zones, looks at what the numbers actually mean and reflects on the personal impact of close combat.
The Armenian genocide was a real historic tragedy, writes Jules Crittenden. Still, the U.S. cannot pursue the Pelosi-led policy of enabling a new genocide in Iraq through a symbolic assignment of blame on the murders of 90 years ago.
Jules Crittenden sees the "spiritual" ramifications of Al Gore's Nobel.
An enthusiastic advocate of awarding Al Gore a Nobel Peace Prize, PJM columnist Jules Crittenden contends that anointing the "fiery prophet of global warming" would continue the Nobel's committee's grand tradition of honoring "empty, fraudulent or hypocritical gestures."
It's remarkable how Katie Couric, in her effort to be viewed as more than a perky face, has emerged as an unexpectedly honest voice in the mainstream media, says Jules Crittenden. "Maybe it's because she is a lightweight, a news neophyte promoted over her abilities, that she's willing to strip the emperor."
What accounts for Hollywood's failure to capture the reality of war? Jules Crittenden contends that Tinseltown's "moralistic monkey has climbed back up on its shoulder," resulting in films that have nothing to do with combat and everything to do with politics.
Ken Burns' long-awaited World War II epic, The War, airs tonight on PBS. Jules Crittenden calls the 15-hour documentary mandatory viewing, even if it might be a "magnificent failure."
As their Sept. 15 date with teacher looms in the form General Petraeus, will the Democrats finally be willing to admit their mistakes about the war, give up their summer hopes of military failure, and come to grips with the fact that we are winning in Iraq? According to Jules Crittenden, "It has to be a bleak August, when the anti-war faction has to think about that 'What I did on My Summer Vacation' essay and realize it is a dreary list of failures and blanks."
August 6th, 1945 was a day that suddenly and dramatically impacted hundreds of thousands of Japanese and American lives. Those who perished during the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in early August of the last year of World War II were the victims of undeniable human tragedy. But, as Jules Crittenden writes, "Today, they are just martyrs who should be honored, for the unwilling sacrifice they made that saved so many millions of lives."
The Democrats went "Back to School" this week, pulling an anti-war "all-nighter." But the results were not even as good as Rodney Dangerfield's in the original film. In a PJM opinion piece, Jules Crittenden says the all-night session in fact pushed some Senators back in the Bush camp.
Here's a chance to test your skills against highly trained professional news technicians as they question the President of the United States. Jules Crittenden is your quizmaster.
As the fighting in Gaza reached its horrific fever pitch last week, it was hard to know which side to cheer for. by Jules Crittenden
The US and Iran are now "talking." But as so often in international affairs, "It's not what you say, but how you say it." by Jules Crittenden