TSA to make pat down more embarrassing so fewer people will opt out of nude scan.
Yemeni bureaucrats claim to arrest letter bomb mailer suspect.
David Broder advises Obama to spend the next two years manufacturing a conflict with Iran so he can go to war to win re-election in 2012.
"Look back at FDR and the Great Depression. What finally resolved that economic crisis? World War II.
Here is where Obama is likely to prevail. With strong Republican support in Congress for challenging Iran's ambition to become a nuclear power, he can spend much of 2011 and 2012 orchestrating a showdown with the mullahs. This will help him politically because the opposition party will be urging him on. And as tensions rise and we accelerate preparations for war, the economy will improve."You can't make this stuff up. Nor the next part:
"I am not suggesting, of course, that the president incite a war to get reelected."
That's exactly what he just suggested, but he does go on to rationalize his advice:
"But the nation will rally around Obama because Iran is the greatest threat to the world in the young century. If he can confront this threat and contain Iran's nuclear ambitions, he will have made the world safer and may be regarded as one of the most successful presidents in history."I like this analysis of Broder's comments:
"That Broder is the media’s “dean” only proves that Hayek was right: the worst has risen to the top of Washington journalism — and, on inspection, it is pure scum."The media is the propaganda arm of government. What else would you expect?