Mr. Conservative... How many licks does it take, to get to the tootsie roll center of the national security issue?
I don't know son... I never made it without fighting.
"What I say is that on that September 10th and September 11th, on the fifth anniversary of an extraordinary tragedy in America, you don't welcome a person to Harvard with open arms who has preached the destruction of Israel, who has developed nuclear technology, contrary to what he had said, who has jailed dissident students in his country, who has praised Hezbollah. This is a person who's words are worth nothing."
- Massachusetts Republican Governor Mitt Romney
Why don't you ask Mr. Liberal?
Mr. Liberal... How many licks does it take, to get to the tootsie roll center of the national security issue?
Let's find out...
"Reprehensible" is the word used by the White House to describe remarks made by Sen. Dick Durbin (search) earlier this week comparing the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to victims of Nazis, Soviet gulags and Cambodia's Khmer Rouge. -Fox
The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times both reported last week that the Treasury Department had subpoenaed information from SWIFT -- a financial clearinghouse that exchanges transactional information between banks -- as part of anti-terrorism probes since the 2001 al Qaeda attacks on New York and Washington. - CNN
"Congress was briefed, and what we did was fully authorized under the law," President Bush told reporters. "And the disclosure of this program is disgraceful."
The company distributing filmmaker Michael Moore's Bush-bashing movie "Fahrenheit 9/11" says it won't reject an offer of help from Middle East terrorist organization Hezbollah. As WorldNetDaily reported, terrorists affiliated with the Iran-backed network last week offered to help promote the film in the United Arab Emirates. -World Net Daily"Look, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution. They said if the Iranians didn't step up, that we would step up. This is a test for the diplomacy. This is a test for the United Nations. If it fails, then what we're going to have to do is begin to come up with a serious containment policy, here." - Senator Joe Biden
[Insol: Diplomacy and U.N. resolutions! Why didn't we think of those powerful tyrant toppling tools of terror? What a fantastic, kick a$$ national safety strategy.]
Former President Carter is reported to have agreed in principle to meet with Khatami during his visit, although there was no immediate confirmation that the Iranian will accept the invitation.
State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said Carter was "a private citizen, and he is free to meet with whomever he pleases."
"Did they have to pick the fifth anniversary of 9/11 and the National Cathedral, which is the place where we memorialized and commemorated the [9/11] victims?" demanded Kevin Hermening, one of 52 American hostages captured in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979.
[Insol: Do you remember that one Jimmy C.? You had a front row seat, until Ronaldo Magnus kicked both you and Iran out of it.]
Iranian terrorist leader Khatami is invited to Harvard for a birthday party. The birthday celebrates the birth of a five year old tragedy.
Harvard's academic PC cadre of despicable, pandering apologists and appeasers can get some free spoiled brat attention from the national media. They get to push everybody's hot buttons. They get to say "Look! Over here! We get to be good world citizens, by giving evil a microphone!"
Tom Menino, The Democrat mayor of Boston, pledges the security of the Boston police for the Khatami visit.
So, How many licks does it take to get to the chewy core of national security?
The world may never know. (Until November, that is)