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Forum: Diavlog comments 05-24-2010, 01:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,362
Posted By Michael
Re: Nukes: Iran, America, and Russia (Heather Hurlburt & Michael Anton)

Poor Heather...she just does not get it. There is no way diplomacy or sanctions are going to back the Iranians into a corner. In fact, Iranians backed into a corner WITH a nuclear weapon is the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-19-2010, 03:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,236
Posted By Michael
Re: The Week in Nukes (Max Bergmann & Michael Anton)

Good Grief ! President Obama, according to Max Bergmann, is responsible for the rise of the Green Movement! Totally naive thinking - the Green Movement is really about 2 distinct groups engaged in a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-04-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,533
Posted By Michael
Re: Obama, Netanyahu, and the Future of the Middle East (Daniel Levy & Aaron David Miller)

Most definitely Obama is a lot smarter than his predecessor, Bush. But you are wrong in setting a false "versus" between US interests and domestic politics here, and so is President Obama. William...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-04-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,533
Posted By Michael
Re: Obama, Netanyahu, and the Future of the Middle East (Daniel Levy & Aaron David Miller)

Not a great diavlog...what a shame because both gentlemen are highly talented.
Why? Because the riff between isnīt between the US and Israel, but President Obama and Israel, and the real issue is...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-12-2010, 03:02 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,812
Posted By Michael
Re: Intensely Resisted Worldviews (Robert Wright & David Frum)

David Frum has entered into "foolish land". Sad. The Persians long ago mastered chess. Maybe, to put it in a way David could understand - rope-a-dope. That means, to spell it out, that both sides...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-23-2010, 02:36 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 23,569
Posted By Michael
Re: Let's Talk Tiger (Robert Wright & Ann Althouse)

We have Chuck Colson to thank for the public redemption routine in this modern era, with Tiger giving us the latest performance. One thing people should admire about Richard Nixon is that he sneered...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-18-2010, 02:02 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 31,842
Posted By Michael
Re: Forbidden Topics (Matthew Yglesias & Glenn Loury)

Glenn, if you have been following his remarks in previous diavlogs, is clearly conflicted about the legitimacy of Israel. Why on earth would anybody classify Israel as on experiment if they were...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-17-2010, 02:25 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 31,842
Posted By Michael
Re: Forbidden Topics (Matthew Yglesias & Glenn Loury)

Matthewīs mode of expression irritates me no end....I donīt particularly like soundbits, but I would make an exception for Matthew. His thoughts are not so elaborate that they cannot be condensced,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-10-2010, 02:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,390
Posted By Michael
Re: Extraordinary Powers (Matt Duss & Eli Lake)

Matthew is out of his league in this discussion about Iran. While renditions etc. are problematic, - how can the US aspire to moral leadership? - they are simply not equivalent to what the Iranians...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-02-2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,370
Posted By Michael
Re: Yemen: A Total Mess (Robert Wright & Brian O'Neill)

No one is saying that Robertīs statement about Saddam was anything more than an offhand remark. But that said, it is indicative of Robertīs tendency to confer rationality upon all parties in a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-01-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,370
Posted By Michael
Re: Yemen: A Total Mess (Robert Wright & Brian O'Neill)

This issue is no small matter. One of the justifications for regime change, used by Christopher Hitchens for instance, was to remove a psychopathīs potential stranglehold on the worldīs oil...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-01-2010, 01:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,370
Posted By Michael
Re: Yemen: A Total Mess (Robert Wright & Brian O'Neill)

AemJeff wrote on 01/31/2010 at 11:58 AM
Re: Yemen: A Total Mess (Robert Wright & Brian O'Neill)

Quoting Michael: Robert states he believes Saddam sincerely did what he did in the interests...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-31-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,370
Posted By Michael
Re: Yemen: A Total Mess (Robert Wright & Brian O'Neill)

Robert states he believes Saddam sincerely did what he did in the interests of the Iraqi state? The only thing I wonder is if Robert sincerely doubts that Saddam was a psychopath? Can psychopaths...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-23-2010, 04:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,363
Posted By Michael
Re: The Week in Blog: Straight to Dessert (Bill Scher & Matt Lewis)

I think the Mass election will ultimately be viewed as an anomaly. No self-respecting liberal is going to admit to a pollster that, given universal medical coverage in Mass, more taxes for coverage...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-21-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 42,502
Posted By Michael
Re: After Massachusetts (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Iīve never seen Mickey so spot on, so "atento". Often he seems like he suffers from racing thoughts. Bravo!!
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-18-2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,056
Posted By Michael
Re: The Week in Blog: Eye on Massachusetts (Bill Scher & Matt Lewis)

There is something a bit too aggressive, even negative, about Mattīs smiley commentary. He has got to learn to hide his political agenda a bit better. Bill is as classy as ever.
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-23-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 91,049
Posted By Michael
Re: One Man's Meat (Robert Wright & Christopher Hitchens)

Replying to:Wm. Blaxton

Since the beginning of WW II till this moment, the world has been dominated by religions or, in the case of communist or fascist regimes, by personality cults. Do the math...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-23-2009, 06:44 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 91,049
Posted By Michael
Re: One Man's Meat (Robert Wright & Christopher Hitchens)

Robert lost the opportunity to question Christopher what a world expunged of religion would be like. In fact, such a world is an impossiblity. Why? Because cults, particularly personality cults,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-20-2009, 07:05 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 25,292
Posted By Michael
Re: Up in the Air (Robert Wright & Jonah Goldberg)

What a diavlog! I could not believe my ears...both Bob and Jonah celebrating the functionality of Victorian hypocrisy while passing judgement on Tiger Woods. Poor Tiger never learned to be an...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-16-2009, 02:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,711
Posted By Michael
Re: The Sunshine Boys (Joe Klein & David Frum)

Cīmon guys....socialized, universal healthcare alongside private insurance is the only moral, as well as practical solution. Establish that as a given, and the rest will fall into place...no doubt...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-09-2009, 05:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,945
Posted By Michael
Re: Ask The Experts (Mark Schmitt & Glenn Loury)

What a stark difference between Bush, who pardoned virtually nobody, and Huckabee, who pardoned quite a few. Were they reading the same Bible? Huckabee need take only 1 more step to make himself a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-20-2009, 04:09 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 59,577
Posted By Michael
Re: Nuance (Michelle Goldberg & Ann Althouse)

Hmmm...fascinating...is Sarah Palin dumb or is she loathsome? Honestly, Michele in print is magnificent, but chatteriing on in this manner it is apparent that both she, and Ann, would fall through...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-27-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 22,840
Posted By Michael
Re: America, Europe, Afghanistan (Michael Cohen & Judah Grunstein)

Hmmm....It boggles my mind how elections could be held when so much of the population, so much, is under threat of death or mutilation for participating. Imagine going to vote, and bad luck, you...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-26-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 25,403
Posted By Michael
Re: Commenter Court (Robert Wright & Aryeh Cohen-Wade)

Wonderment

The definition of a scandal is:

1. a disgraceful or discreditable action, circumstance, etc.
2. an offense caused by a fault or misdeed.
3. damage to reputation; public...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-25-2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 25,403
Posted By Michael
Re: Commenter Court (Robert Wright & Aryeh Cohen-Wade)

Wonderment
Good Polanski piece in today's LA Times
Really good article on the rape in today's Hollywood paper of record, the LA Times. It's titled "How a Girl's Stark Words Got Lost in the...
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