Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for October, 2004

Sodomy and the Religious Right

I was looking at some of the recent silliness from Charles Colson, who often writes for Christianity Today, and came across an article on last year’s infamous Lawrence v Texas decision. In it, Colson characterizes the decision in this way: Three weeks later, in Lawrence v. Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court declared (6-3) that sodomy…

Returning to the Scene of the Crime

I have returned. Much better debate at this tournament than the last one, but that was expected. EGR is a major national tournament, with teams coming from far and wide, New Hampshire to California, and that includes probably half of the top ten teams in the nation. The tournament is actually still going on, it…

Okay, One More

I have a couple hours before I have to get hit the road, so let me throw out one last summation on the missing explosives. The videotape provided by the Minneapolist TV station, taken on April 18th, has now been conclusively shown to contain footage of the very explosives that are now missing. David Kay,…

Gone to See a Man About a Horse

I will be gone all weekend, until Sunday afternoon. I’m going to judge another debate tournament. This one is a major national tournament with teams from a dozen states coming, so the debate should be considerably better at this one. So no more posting on the explosives story, which looks to be pretty much case…

More of That Damn Biased Evidence

The Bush defenders would have a much better case to make about media bias being the point of this controversy if it weren’t for all that pesky evidence that keeps showing up. The latest? Turns out that those barrells that the news crew videotaped in the still-sealed bunkers on April 18th are, in fact, full…

Yet More Post-War Incompetence

Take a look at this article by Peter Galbraith, a former ambassador who reported to Paul Wolfowitz. He reports on more post-war looting and how dangerous it was to our troops: IN 2003 I went to tell Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz what I had seen in Baghdad in the days following Saddam Hussein’s…

Who’s Blaming the Troops Here?

Yesterday, President Bush addressed the growing controversy over the missing explosives at a campaign stop and he predictably pulled out the ultimate appeal to uber-patriot morons, the claim that if you attack the administration’s policies, you attack the troops themselves. And the audience, naturally, booed on cue. How dare those people say our troops screwed…

Substantive Due Process

And while I’m arguing with Sandefur on the explosives story, I still think you should go to his blog and read his post on substantive due process and the post from Jon Rowe to which it responds. You can learn a hell of a lot about constitutional law by following their exchanges on that subject…

Here we go again…. What a surprise, it turns out that Ed Brayton et al. may have jumped the gun on the missing-explosives story. Astonishing! The link here is to a story in the Washington Times that claims that the Russian government sent transportation units into Iraq to help them move the WMD to other…

The administration’s faithful defenders at Fox News are trying mightily to make the case that the explosives were gone before troops arrived, but they’re doing so with misleading headlines. Look at this article on their website headlined “Search Showed No Explosives at Iraqi Base Before War’s End“. But the article itself says nothing of the…