Michael F. Scheuer and Thomas E. Woods Jr. respond to their critics, plus our first correspondence from a European Commissioner.11:00 PM, Feb 23, 2005 • By
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ONCE AGAIN, I write to thank The Weekly Standard for the attention they have paid to the ideas and arguments I presented in Imperial Hubris. Of the three articles that have mentioned my work, I thought Thomas Joscelyn's was the best, although the least thoughtful and analytic.
More reason to suspect that bin Laden and Saddam may have been in league.5:45 PM, Jul 11, 2003 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
THE INDISPENSABLE Glenn Reynolds has linked to an article in the Nashville Tennessean written by a Tennessee judge who believes he is in possession of documents linking Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.
The judge is Gilbert S. Merritt, a federal appeals court judge invited to help Iraqis construct a legal system in postwar Iraq.
It turns out that the Arab TV network was on Saddam's payroll. Surprise!6:40 PM, May 28, 2003 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
AS FIERCE FIGHTING in southern Iraq claimed the lives of coalition fighters in early April, Ali Moh'd Kamal, the marketing director for al Jazeera, defended his network's willingness to show British and American soldiers captured by the Iraqis.
"This is the first time the Arab media have had the upper hand on the western media," he told the Mirror, a London newspaper.
He was right, of course.
From the May 5, 2003 issue: And the journalists and politicians he bought with it.May 5, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 33 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
Editor's note, 1/30/04: On January 25, 2004, a daily newspaper in Iraq called al Mada published a list of individuals and organizations who it says received oil from the now-deposed regime. Among those listed is Shakir al Khafaji, an Iraqi-American from Detroit, who ran "Expatriate Conferences" for the regime in Baghdad.
From the April 28, 2003 issue: A plan of action.Apr 28, 2003, Vol. 8, No. 32 • By MARC GINSBERG
ACCORDING TO pre-Islamic Alawi belief, people at first were stars in the world of light, but fell from celestial orbit through disobedience. Faithful Alawis believe they must be transformed seven times before returning to take their place among the stars. Syria's rookie Alawite president, Bashar Assad, son of the "Lion of Damascus," Hafez Assad, appears about to fall out of celestial orbit by provoking a showdown with the United States.