The president's war against the despots in Iraq and Afghanistan has had many encouraging consequences, as it convinced Libya and Iran, both enemies of the State of Israel, to come clean about their advanced programs for nuclear and chemical weapons.
Even now - even after thousands of Israeli men, women and children have been systematically dismembered and murdered by the most barbarous terrorist movement in recent memory - much of the world remains willfully impervious to what is true in the Middle East.
So it appears the allegations - many of them made by former colleagues - were spot on after all. Jack Kelley, at one time USA Today's star reporter, had this rather unfortunate habit of fabricating events and, apparently, entire stories.
While it might still be possible for some to pretend that Palestinian Authority leader Yassir Arafat's Fatah movement is a peace partner, no sane or honest person can harbor the same illusion about Hamas.
A dreadful precedent was set recently by Spain. Recoiling in understandable horror from the March 11th Islamist terror attacks on commuter trains in Madrid, the voters in that country promptly ousted a courageous prime minister who had stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the United States in Iraq.
Due to unavoidable circum-stances at deadline time, the Monitor turns the stage over this week to highlights of HonestReporting.com's analysis of the early media reaction to the killing by Israel of Hamas founder Sheikh Ahmed Yassin:
Maybe Kerry is just hoping to keep the Republicans so off-balance and on the defensive that his own history will never emerge as a real campaign issue, not even his numerous votes against defense spending but for higher domestic spending with increased taxes?
Wake up, Mr. Dershowitz. Your liberalism offends my sensibilities because it assumes that everyone on the other side of the political road is infected with gullibility, whereas it is a sickness inherent on the Left.
In some ways it is a depressing period in Jewish history. The American Jewish Diaspora community, or at least the non-Orthodox bulk therein, is in the process of committing cultural/national/religious suicide.