Lightly Sourced Commentary Archive

InfoMullet: Half-Orc Maybe?

InfoMullet: Another day, another archaeological treasure destroyed by ISIS, this time again in Palmyra.

HistoricalMullet: Phew! At least we have Portugal!

On the eve of the US invasion of Iraq the "Coalition of the Willing" leaves much to be desired, as does the case for war on the basis of an imminent threat. This is the last post in the "Between 9/11 and the Iraq War" Historical Mullet series. Original discussion is included in the first

HistoricalMullet: Hard Questions for Bush

Thirteen months after 9/11 it become clearer what President Bush was willing, and not willing, to do in the Global War on Terror.

HistoricalMullet: Except, of course, that nothing is over.

On the first anniversary of 9/11 - an editorial shared describes the overwhelming coverage leading up to the anniversary and what it meant for a nation debating war.

HistoricalMullet: The UN Coalition

The consensus against the US on Iraq grows as Nelson Mandela and Jaques Chirac, Presidents of South Africa and France respectively state that the US must seek UN approval prior to attack. Post includes original commentary in first comment.

HistoricalMullet: What if it’s not about Iraq?

Only a few weeks short of the first anniversary of 9/11 it describes a growing concern that the international order was turning away from the US march to war, and what ramifications there might be if a balance-of-power coalition forming against the US as the sole super-power in the world. Post includes original commentary