Hornberger's Blog

Hornberger's Blog is a daily libertarian blog written by Jacob G. Hornberger, founder and president of FFF.
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Hornberger’s Blog, August 2004

Tuesday, August 31, 2004 Some pro-Vietnam War veterans are taking John Kerry to task for his antiwar positions after he returned from Vietnam. What these guys fail to understand is simply because soldiers fight in a war doesn’t make the war right or just, not even if the soldiers fight bravely or courageously. For example, there were plenty of German and ...

Hornberger’s Blog, July 2004

Saturday, July 31, 2004 Well, well, well—surprise, surprise—millions of dollars in Iraqi oil money that have supposedly been used to “rebuild” Iraq are unaccounted for, resulting in 27 criminal investigations for fraud—against U.S. officials. The Los Angeles Times reports, “The report raises anew questions surrounding the occupation government under Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III, who turned over control ...

Hornberger’s Blog, June 2004

Wednesday, June 30, 2004 The neoconservative commentators who believe that patriotism means blind support of government, especially during times of war, are stunned, shocked, and paralyzed over the Supreme Court’s decisions in the Hamdi, Guantanamo, and Padilla cases because they now can’t decide which branch of government to support — the executive branch’s claim to dictatorial powers or the judicial ...

Hornberger’s Blog, May 2004

Monday, May 31, 2004 Today — Memorial Day — is a good time to begin reflecting on the future direction of our country, especially given the failure of the most recent foreign war waged by the federal government. I say failure because there is no possibility that the occupation of Iraq will succeed in bringing freedom, democracy, or even the ...

Hornberger’s Blog, April 2004

Friday, April 30, 2004 Two responses to my article “Is Fox News Supporting the Troops or the President?” and my rejoinders to these responses have been posted on Antiwar.com’s “Backtalk”: Kari Mencik: “This is the most irresponsible article I’ve read….” Jacob Hornberger: “Speaking of Berlin and Germany, let’s not forget the “liberation” and occupation….” *** Rachel Bass: “This man claims that ...

Hornberger’s Blog, March 2004

Wednesday, March 31, 2004 Yesterday, President Clinton’s secretary of state, Madeleine Albright, told a group at Yale Divinity School that President Bush’s invasion of Iraq has fueled the hate of terrorist organizations against America. Too bad she didn’t mention that the Clinton administration’s brutal 10-year embargo against Iraq (which also is an act of war), which ...

Hornberger’s Blog, February 2004

Saturday, February 28, 2004 British Prime Minister Tony Blair is angry and outraged over the public disclosure by his former cabinet member, Clare Short, that British officials secretly and surreptitiously spied on UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. (As President Bush put it early on, in the war on terrorism, you’re either with us or against us, ...

Hornberger’s Blog, January 2004

Saturday, January 31, 2004 Given the fact that thousands of innocent people, including more than 500 American soldiers, have been killed in the effort to “disarm Saddam” of weapons of mass destruction that he didn’t possess, in retrospect wouldn’t it have been a lot better if President Bush had accepted Saddam Hussein's offer to settle their personal differences with

Hornberger’s Blog, December 2003

Wednesday, December 31, 2003 Our federal daddy is once again taking care of his adult-children, this time by banning the diet and bodybuilding supplement ephedra, which daddy says is dangerous. No, adult-children cannot be expected to make this decision themselves because daddy says that they are incompetent to do so, despite the fact that most of them are graduates of ...

Hornberger’s Blog, November 2003

Saturday, November 29, 2003 The federal government has shut down one of the top television networks in Iraq for broadcasting a tape by Saddam Hussein. Meanwhile, federal officials are having to reconsider their plan to “turn over” Iraq to the Iraqis because the top Shiite leader in Iraq has objected that the plan denies ordinary Iraqi ...

Hornberger’s Blog, October, 2003

Friday, October 31, 2003 Dear Friends of FFF, Last week I traveled to St. Louis, Missouri, to deliver a speech entitled “The Moral Bankruptcy of U.S. Foreign Policy” to about 60 students at Washington University. What a great time that was! The talk was sponsored by the Libertarian Club at WU, one of most impressive college libertarian groups I’ve ever seen. I ...

Hornberger’s Blog, September 2003

Tuesday, September 30, 2003 A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article entitled “Federal Spending Threatens Our Security,” in which I pointed out that uncontrolled federal spending threatens the economic security and well-being of the American people. Since then, the U.S. dollar has taken a severe drop in international markets. An article in the September 29 issue of ...
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