Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for October, 2004

Bill Ware Has a Blog

Bill Ware, a longtime reader and sometime commenter here, has started his own blog. He doesn’t post as often as I do, but what he does post is really substantive and worth reading. Go forth and contemplate.

Kuznicki Enters the Fray

Jason Kuznicki has jumped into the Sandefur/Brayton tete-a-tete with this post, at least in a manner of speaking. I agree with his assessment of Bush, obviously, but I still can’t bring myself to vote for Kerry.

Iraqi Science Ministry Weighs In

From the AFP: “It is impossible that these materials could have been taken from this site before the regime’s fall,” said Mohammed al-Sharaa, who heads the science ministry’s site monitoring department and previously worked with UN weapons inspectors under Saddam. “The officials that were inside this facility (Al-Qaqaa) beforehand confirm that not even a shred…

The first defense story, which White House aides started frantically emailing reporters, was that NBC News had been with our troops when they first got there and confirmed that they were already gone. That was quickly shown to be false by the NBC reporter who was there, who said that in fact there was no…

Explosives and Sandefur, Round 4

Sandefur writes: Yes, I know Brayton claims not to be a Kerry supporter, but so did Andrew Sullivan. There is a real difference between the two. Sullivan was a Bush supporter who slowly swung over to being a Kerry supporter (rather reluctantly), and for many of the same reasons I’ve criticized the administration. He was…

Telling Quote on the Explosives Story

Quote: The commander of the first unit into the area told CBS he did not search it for explosives or secure it from looters. “We were still in a fight,” he said. “our focus was killing bad guys.” He added he would have needed four times more troops to search and secure all the ammo…

Explosives, Round 3

Ding, ding: Look, I don’t know what happened to these explosives, and I’m pretty sure Ed Brayton doesn’t either. But my point was not about what happened to them. My point was about whether it is fair to declare this as an example of alleged incompetence in the White House. Once again, without having the…

A Different Federal Marriage Amendment?

Eugene Volokh discusses Bush’s statement that he’s okay with civil unions and has a different version of the FMA than I had. The original Musgrave amendment that was rolled out with a good bit of fanfare said: Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither…

Explosives Story, Round 2

Sandefur says I “fell” for a false story about the disappeared explosives: Explosives disappear in April of 2003 or so, before American troops arrive. The probable explanation is that Iraqi troops moved the material out of the bunker and camouflaged it prior to American bombing, and that it was either destroyed, or stolen then. Nevertheless,…

Bush Flip Flops on Civil Unions

In an interview with Good Morning America taped Sunday, President Bush said: “I don’t think we should deny people rights to a civil union, a legal arrangement, if that’s what a state chooses to do so.” Now let’s compare that to the Federal Marriage Amendment that he has been promoting: Marriage in the United States…