President Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize speech Thursday is drawing praise from some unlikely quarters – conservative Republicans – who likened Obama’s defense of “just wars” to the worldview of his predecessor, Republican George W. Bush. It’s already being called the “Obama Doctrine” – a notion that foreign policy is a struggle of good and [...]
Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele gave the only appropriate response onÂ MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” today,Â to Senate Majority Leader and member of the anti-war LeftÂ Harry Reid comparing critics of health care reform to opponents of abolition: he refused to answer questions about it and toldÂ CNBC commentator Donny Deutsch to change the subject.
It was a good reaction, [...]
On November 18, Iran’s foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki rejected a proposal that his country should export some 70 percent of its low-enriched uranium for further processing abroad. On November 20, the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany met in Brussels and urged Iran to reconsider. “I continue to hold out the [...]
The goals were narrow, and delivered without regard to America’s moral obligation to Afghanistan. Peter Beinart on Obama’s missed opportunity.The best that can be said about President Obama’s West Point speech is that it was civil. Obama did not accuse opponents of the Afghan surge of appeasement; he did not imply that he has a [...]
By now, you’ve all seen President Obama’s speech, wherein he agreed to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan (though most definitely not a surge of the kind used in Iraq and suggested by many for quite some time now, we are assured). Now, Rachel Maddow often tries to walk a peculiar line in which she [...]
“Stop Making our Troops Suffer in Order to Make our Generals Happy.” Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 18
Keith Olbermann outdid himself Monday night on the eve of President Obama—finally—announcing his strategy for the war in Afghanistan.
He told the President to “get out now,” because the General advising him is a liar, and that the generals advising him are “in the war business,” conduct “war for the sake of war,” are looking for [...]
The Supreme Court has handed the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) a stunning defeat by reversing a lower Court’s order allowing the release of photographs showing alleged prisoner abuse in Guantanamo Bay. A report yesterday from Democracy Now! highlighted the ACLU’s fight to have the photographs released in order to bolster its argument that [...]
This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for the Left’s utter inability to manufacture a convincing scandal. The latest is former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino’s latest appearance on Hannity, where she said:
You know, they want to do all of their investigations, I don’t know all of their thinking that goes into it. But we did not [...]