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When politics and religion mix
US Jews feel threatened by religious right
"Every room (from bedroom to classroom) in the American mansion is under assault to impose either de facto or de jure a Christian theocracy -- I call them Christocrats," said Rabbi James Rudin, former head of interreligious activities for the American Jewish Committee.

"They are people who believe there should be a legally mandated Christian nation, where the concept of separation of church and state is weakened or abandoned," he added.

Rudin said he has met pastors "who say that Jesus Christ is the ultimate leader of America and that God's law trumps the Constitution ... I'm very concerned."

While far from all evangelical Christians hold those views, he said, the influence of those who do is strong.

Rudin, whose book "The Baptizing of America: The Religious Right's Plans for the Rest of Us" will be published in January by Avalon, said those with a theocratic agenda are not anti-Semites, and in fact some of them are among the strongest supporters of the state of Israel.

But he said they are Christians who see secular humanists and globalists as their enemies and who feel they are being attacked.
I don't know if this as much an attack on Christians in America as it is this characteristally American need to not offend. We seem to be too aware of each other's differences to be comfortable with them, and instead of sharing them or not caring about them, we tiptoe around each other. I think some people who wish "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" may be doing it because they think "What if Dr So and So is Jewish? And isn't Mrs Blah Blah Somalian? Do they even have Christmas?" or some other politically correct thoughts that we all have from time to time. I notice this because I'm used to countries with one religion where people don't really worry about these things because you know, there aren't many Somalis or Jews or even Catholic people around. Which is one of the major reasons I love America, freedom of religion, separation of church and state and all that necessary stuff.

Then again I could be completely wrong. Maybe there are secret armies of spiritual warriors getting ready to fight the dark forces of the ACLU. What do I know...
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Swedish Parliament cuts ties with Iran
Israpundit says that in response to a letter from the Speaker of the Knesset, Sweden's parliament is to cut all bilateral contact with the Iranian parliament in punishment for Ahmadinajad's call for Israel to be wiped off the map. Let's hope all Europe joins in. via lawhawk, and a thimbleful of cognac to him.
The Swedish parliament ceased all bilateral contacts with the Iranian parliament Tuesday, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

The move follows a letter Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin sent asking parliaments worldwide to express their support for Israel. The letter, which was sent to more than 80 parliaments, called for an international response to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's call in October to "wipe Israel off the map."

"In recent years Iran has not merely settled for verbal attacks on Israel, Zionism and the Jewish people. It has been unrelenting in its efforts to achieve nuclear military capability and has funded, supplied and provided operational guidance to several major terrorist organizations," Rivlin wrote in the letter. "I strongly feel that due to the severity of this statement, a worldwide parliamentary reaction is called for."

The Speaker of the Swedish Parliament, Bjorn von Sydow, took immediate action based on Rivlin's letter.

"Although being restricted by constitutional limitations to act in matters of foreign policies, I can assure you that I will use every opportunity I have to condemn such statements... I have made sure that we cease all bilateral contacts with the Iranian parliament," Sydow wrote in response on November 14.

He ended the letter by asserting: "I am willing to defend the rights of Israel to exist as strongly as I defend the rights of my own country to exist."
Sydow is a true mensch.
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The Military Learning Machine
The Economist looks at how the US military is training to defeat the insurgency in Iraq and fight better and cleaner while keeping the civilian population on its side. It's expensive training-they've got Hollywood special effects people making realistic explosions, Vietnam Vets with missing limbs playing IED victims, and actual Iraqi-Americans acting out the roles of villagers. It can cost up to 9 million dollars to train a brigade (which contains about 3,000 soldiers, I think) for a single month before it deploys.
DOWN a rough track, glowing silver under the moon, rolls a black pick-up truck carrying a 500lb bomb. The white walls of the American army base loom, but no shout or shot comes. Your correspondent fingers his detonator.

Unchallenged, the truck drives alongside the base, then we blow ourselves up. The first blast, in a yellow flash, lights up a guard-tower and the anxious face of a young GI. The second, after we bombers have scrambled for safety, is much bigger—a hollow boom and an explosion of orange fire that soars 100 feet into the night sky, lighting up skinny pines all around. As the flames fall, The Economist's fellow suicide-bomber shouts to the sentry: “Go tell your buddies, you're all dead."

That should teach them not to leave open the approach to their perimeter, a mistake that cost many American lives in the early stages of Iraq's insurgency. But these soldiers will live. Their white walls are chipboard, the bomb is a “reduced-blast" special effect, and although fictionally in the Afghan region of “Talatha", they are at Fort Polk in southern Louisiana, 200,000 acres of pine forest which the army uses for training. The soldiers, members of a 3,500-strong infantry brigade in the final stage of preparation for a mission to Afghanistan, will be extracted from the woods for 24 hours and then, chastened, reinserted to fight again.

Car bombs are not the only bit of Iraqi-Afghan verisimilitude the brigade experienced at Fort Polk's Joint Readiness Training Centre (JRTC) last month. Attacks with simulated roadside bombs (known as improvised explosive devices, or IEDs), rockets, mortars, rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and small arms, using special effects and lasers, are unrelenting.

The assailants—160 American soldiers dedicated to the task, and dressed accordingly—come in two forms: al-Qaeda terrorists, based in an off-limits bit of the wood called Pakistan, and Taliban insurgents living in 18 mock villages. Another 800 role-players live with them, acting as western aid workers, journalists, peacekeepers, Afghan mayors, mullahs, policemen, doctors and opium farmers, all with fake names, histories and characters. Some 200 bored-looking Afghan-Americans are augmented by local Louisianans in Afghan garb. A clutch of Vietnam-veterans with missing limbs, splashed with fake blood, make terrific bomb victims.
There's a lot more at the Economist, read it all!
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Don't mess with Duan'ne
A 13-year-old Los Angeles girl who refuses to wear a school uniform has taken her fight to court, charging that school officials violated her civil rights by demanding she wear the blue skirt and white blouse.

Duan'ne Land claims that she has been harassed, humiliated and even "battered" by staff at Horace Mann Middle School despite a Los Angeles Unified School District policy that allows students to opt out of wearing a uniform.

"From time to time I was afraid of going to school because of what was going to happen next," Land told a Los Angeles Superior Court jury during her testimony on Tuesday. "But later on there was less messing with me."
I would like to give a big thanks to everyone who has made sure that people will not be messing with Duan'ne, particularly to Duan'ne's grandfather and the LA school district, because you know, thirteen-year-olds should not be messed with and no one can tell them what to do because they're not the boss of them. Furthermore, I suggest that Duan'ne's teachers go through sensitivity training because they should not act like they're superior to students and like they're better than them and all that because they're not and that's another violation of civil rights. And they shouldn't look funny at the students either, because who do they think they are?

Also, school uniforms are the root of all evil and a violation of civil rights because our forefathers fought very hard so we can show our belly buttons freely. They all died and stuff and we don't want their deaths to be in vain.
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The issue of the day
I watched the Greek news last night and noticed the news anchor gloating over President Bush's mea culpa in regards to faulty intelligence and the Iraq war. She mentioned it again a few times in order to make sure we really understood how wrong Bush was, and in the next news segment, consisting of a panel of journalists, the same news anchor tried to make this "the issue of the day." Much to her disappointment, it was not to be. A very upset panel member yelled that the issue of the day was the EU parliament's decision to approve a proposal for retention of internet and telephone data as part of an anti-terrorism bill. Never mind that the proposal has been approved by the European Union's parliamentary committee on civil liberties, the journalist kept yelling at other panel members "what are you going to do about this, this is unacceptable, our civil liberties are being trampled, the CIA and the Americans have access to our records!" When his fellow journalists pointed out that this same data is collected at present as well, the bill just extends the retention period, he went even more ballistic, screaming that the zeppelin that was used for security in the Athens Olympics was taking pictures of him. Finally, the show host asked him why was he so worried, had he done something wrong? The hysterical guy calmed down and admitted he hadn't and they went to commercial.

No one mentioned the elections in Iraq except in passing; as one of the journalists said, "who cares."
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Debunking Murtha
Jed Babbin went to Iraq, and he came back with a lot to say.
Last week, I went to Iraq to search for John Murtha's army. You know: the one he described as "broken, worn out," and "living hand to mouth." Thanks to the help of some friends in low places, I met with a lot of the troops and almost all of the commanders around Baghdad and at Camp Fallujah. Murtha was not just wrong, but damnably wrong. And so, unsurprisingly, is Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean, who declared the war unwinnable.

I promised to bring back as many of the facts as I could. Here are the two most important ones: First, we are winning this war. Second, as the operations in Iraq enter their fourth year, our forces are beginning to suffer the problems that a prolonged
conflict creates.

(...)

He said, "We need a bigger army to do this much longer." And he's probably right. But he, like all the others, agreed on one important point.

All the men I spoke to (and, yes, the women as well) didn't believe this job was over. They have committed themselves to the war, and expect their commitment to be matched at home. Frustrated? Yes. Tired? Sure. Broken? Don't believe it for one microsecond. Living hand to mouth? Oh, please. Everyone I spoke to -- officer and enlisted -- said they had everything they need, and get more for the asking.

(...)

Is our army broken? Not hardly, but it could be. One 4th I.D. colonel said it best: "You want to break this army? Then break your word to it." Which is precisely what the Dems want to do. President Bush was right when he said yesterday that the only way we will lose this war is if we lose our nerve. The Dems long ago lost theirs.

(...)

One of the biggest mistakes we've made in the information war was all that nonsense about rating the readiness of Iraqi units at Levels 1 through 4. When only one was at Level 1, the Dems went bonkers. (Okay, more bonkers.) The media picked up that stick and has been beating the Defense Department over the head with it for months. Trouble is, no one has 'splained the levels in terms anyone outside the army bureaucracy can understand.

Having spoken to several of the commanders there, let me try to translate army into English. You know who rates Level 1? Just about nobody in the world. Even our military units drop from Level 1 to Level 2 or 3 with regularity. Then they rest, retrain, and refit and get back to at least Level 2. Yes, one Iraqi unit is at Level 1. Many Iraqi units are now at Level 2. Which means the Iraqi units at Level 2 are equal to or better than the militaries of most of the damned world. Better than say, the Italians or the Spanish. Level 2 units -- many if not most of the Iraqi forces -- have earned the rating accorded most of the other coalition nation forces. They are fighting well, and are getting better fast. Will they be able to be left alone soon? No. But American plans to draw down our forces -- already in place -- mean that the Iraqis will take more responsibility quickly next year.
Emphasis in the original. Read the whole thing.
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