To follow the logic trail here, force can’t stop Iran’s nuclear program, but the same sanctions which failed to dissuade Saddam Hussein and Kim Jong Il over more than a decade will get the job done.
In response to questioning by Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton provided some insight into the administration’s mindset regarding Libya. It suggests that, while the rest of us may be confused by President Obama’s apparent double-standard, there may be a method to the madness which undermines national sovereignty.
The Obama administration is trying to cut the defense budget again, and ironically in the name of fiscal discipline. But while reform is desirable, it should not be used as a ruse to further cut a defense budget that is already too small. How conservatives respond to the Obama administration’s latest offensive will help determine whether the Right still stands for a strong national defense and an assertive U.S foreign policy.