We still have a problem. "Official and independent analysts said Iran's uranium enrichment program is performing consistently, signaling its recovery following a temporary suspension in late 2010 and a possible computer-based strike, Reuters reported yesterday."
The International Criminal Court is still after Americans for "war crimes," this time threatening to arrest George W. Bush. David Frum makes a smart point: "President Obama has a duty to speak up and to warn foreign governments that further indulgence of this kind of nonsense by their court systems will be viewed as an unfriendly act by the United States. It is one more reminder of why the concept of an International Criminal Court is such an invitation to mischief. And for those inclined to enjoy the mischief: Just wait until somebody serves an arrest warrant in Luxembourg on ex-President Obama for ordering all those drone strikes on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border."
Jackson Diehl reports the bipartisan Egypt Working Group has been ahead of the curve on Egypt. Unfortunately, the administration still won't listen.
And the Egypt Working Group is still trying to keep the momentum going. Its latest letter to the president and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton begins, "We are concerned by reports suggesting that the U.S. administration may acquiesce to an inadequate and possibly fraudulent transition process in Egypt. The process that is unfolding now has many of the attributes of a smokescreen."
Americans still don't agree with the objective of Obamacare. "As they have from the beginning of the health care debate, voters see cost reduction as more important than ensuring universal coverage." Sure, Obamacare was supposed to bring down costs, but only the non-realists buy that.
Whatever spin the media and Hillary Clinton want to put on it, the Muslim Brotherhood is still a terrorist group. " 'Jihad is the Way' is the last of a five-volume work, 'The Laws of Da'wa,' by Mustafa Mashhur, who headed the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt from 1996-2002. The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday saw excerpts of the text, compiled by Palestinian Media Watch founder Itamar Marcus and analyst Nan Jacques Zilberdik. They detail the Brotherhood's objectives of advancing the global conquest of Islam and reestablishing the Islamic Caliphate, the public and private duties of jihad and the struggle Muslims must wage against Israel."
Hosni Mubarak still doesn't get it. Saad Eddin Ibrahm writes: "The young Egyptians now making their stand for democracy in Cairo's Tahrir Square were all born during Hosni Mubarak's reign. Although Mr. Mubarak has finally vowed to step down at the end of his term in September, few believe him. And the increasingly violent response of his dying regime demonstrates why the protestors' skepticism is justified."
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) says the Republicans are still determined to repeal Obamacare. "House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says the bill to fund the government for the rest of the year will have language to withhold funding from the health care law by the time it passes the House next week. It was a message to the party's conservative base that, no, Republicans haven't forgotten about defunding the health care law. But Cantor still didn't promise that the defunding language would be in the bill from the beginning -- as tea partiers and other opponents of the law want."
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