Articles by Gregory Scoblete

The Return of National Greatness Conservatism

There's an old military aphorism that reminds us that "no military plan survives contact with the enemy." It can equally be said that no intellectual fad survives contact with reality. Such appeared to be the verdict rendered on one... Read More

Forget Iran

While the 2008 presidential candidates are busy fielding questions about how they would confront Iran's nuclear ambitions, few seem interested in addressing a much more pressing issue: Pakistan. It's understandable, of course. Pakistan is an infinitely more diffic Read More

It's OK If Ron Paul Is Right

Quixotic presidential candidate Ron Paul landed himself in a bit of hot water - make that a boiling cauldron - for remarks he made in last week's GOP debate suggesting that America's containment of Saddam Hussein led to 9/11.... Read More

No Thanks, No Impact Man

On June 11, 1963 Thich Quang Duc burned himself to death at an intersection in downtown Saigon. The Buddhist monk hoped his self-immolation would serve as a dramatic protest to the Vietnamese government's anti-Buddhist policies. Colin Beavan would never... Read More

Do You Have a Better Idea?

Conservatives frequently complain that when it comes to Iraq, all the Democrats want to do is to criticize without offering any useful suggestions. Yet now that the Bush administration has reached a tentative agreement with North Korea, it's conservatives... Read More

What Rumsfeld's Critics Don't Get

Many Iraq war supporters greeted the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld with a sigh of relief, if not a quiet cheer. Neoconservatives like the Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol and war historian Frederick Kagan began clamoring for the secretary's... Read More

Root Canal

"I was ordered to fight the people until they say there is no god but Allah, and his prophet Muhammad.'' Bin Laden, November 2001 "Our message to you is clear, strong and final: There will be no salvation until you... Read More

Don't Give Peacekeepers a Chance

If the Bush administration is successful in cajoling major European nations into contributing peace keepers to southern Lebanon, it will have dealt a serious, perhaps fatal, blow to its efforts to peacefully curtail Iran's nuclear ambitions. The Bush administration Read More

Talking to Evil

Conservatives have greeted the news that the U.S. will directly negotiate with Iran provided it halts its uranium enrichment, with dismay. Conservative hawks -- both within the Bush administration and without -- have argued against such bilateral negotiation on the Read More

Calling Bluffs

Iran's announcement that it had "joined the nuclear club" by enriching uranium has catalyzed a fierce debate in the U.S. over what -- if anything -- should be done to stop the Islamic Republic before its nuclear know-how expands to... Read More

TCS Daily Archives