Columns by Cal Thomas

Republicans and Democrats: The Difference

It is a line I have used to open speeches on the lecture circuit for years and it never fails to get a laugh: “I’m happy to be here tonight from Washington, D.C., where the only politicians with convictions are in prison.”

Too Little, Too Late on Iraq

U.S. troops return to Iraq … too little, too late?

By Cal Thomas

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George W. Bush never claimed to be prescient, but here he is in 2007, warning us what would happen if the United States prematurely pulled its troops out of Iraq before Iraqi forces were sufficiently trained, equipped and motivated to defend the country we gave back to them after the ouster of Saddam Hussein:

Dying In Vain

Iraq is on its own!

By Cal Thomas

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“It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain...” (The Gettysburg Address)

No life is more wasted than one lost in vain.

The Bergdahl Swap

Israel is not America

By Cal Thomas

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Defenders of President Obama’s release of five Taliban terrorists from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl cite as justification Israel’s history of swapping hundreds of Palestinian prisoners for one or two Israel soldiers.

DDay=Dumb Day For Many

Bargain With The Devil

Negotiating with terrorists

By Cal Thomas

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Euphoria over the Taliban’s release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was quickly tempered by media reports that Bergdahl had abandoned his post and that his father made comments opposing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Bergdahl’s father tweeted, “I am still working to free all Guantanamo prisoners. God will repay for the death of every Afghan child.”

CONSERVATIVE ELECTION BLOWOUT

The tea party lives — in Europe

By Cal Thomas

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BELFAST, Northern Ireland — While Tea Party candidates underperformed against establishment Republican incumbents in recent U.S. primary elections, in Europe their conservative cousins have just scored some spectacular victories.

Envying, Not Emulating The Rich

The Rich List and the West’s culture of envy

By Cal Thomas

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