Category: Our Foreign Policy

President SSDD

President SSDD

| May 29, 2009 | Reply

So much for “smart diplomacy”, unless we’re now defining the term to mean “diplomacy conducted by wealthy campaign contributors instead of experienced diplomats” . I’m not saying here that our President is the first to pay off big contributors with ambassadorships. The practice of quid pro quo has a long and sordid history in government. […]

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Stacy, Stephen, and Me on a Radio Show. What Could Go Wrong?

Stacy, Stephen, and Me on a Radio Show. What Could Go Wrong?

| April 7, 2009 | Reply

I’ll be a guest on The Rick Moran Show at 8 PM Eastern tonight along with Stacy McCain and Stephen Green. We’ll be talking about the President’s Worldwide “I’m Sorry” Tour and you just know, among the four of us, the discussion will be very entertaining. If you’re near a computer, be sure to listen […]

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A Missile Launch? Quick, Deploy the Committee!

A Missile Launch? Quick, Deploy the Committee!

| April 1, 2009 | 3 Replies

Well that ought to fix their little red wagons. LONDON (Reuters) – The United States will respond to any North Korean missile launch by raising the matter in the U.N. Security Council, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. I have to imagine that the Dear Leader is just quaking in his tiny, tiny boots at […]

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Unfortunately, P-E Obama's Latest Nomination Isn't a Joke

Unfortunately, P-E Obama's Latest Nomination Isn't a Joke

| January 5, 2009 | Reply

I heard about P-E Obama’s latest nomination earlier today, but I still think that it has to be some kind of a joke. There is no way in the world that a serious-minded person could ever appoint Leon Panetta to run the CIA. Unfortunately, it’s no joke. Here’s Panetta’s Wikipedia entry. Find me something there […]

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Unfortunately, P-E Obama’s Latest Nomination Isn’t a Joke

Unfortunately, P-E Obama’s Latest Nomination Isn’t a Joke

| January 5, 2009 | Reply

I heard about P-E Obama’s latest nomination earlier today, but I still think that it has to be some kind of a joke. There is no way in the world that a serious-minded person could ever appoint Leon Panetta to run the CIA. Unfortunately, it’s no joke. Here’s Panetta’s Wikipedia entry. Find me something there […]

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Scoring Points and Still Failing

Scoring Points and Still Failing

| December 1, 2008 | Reply

This observation on the State Department is dead-on. At the State Department, success isn’t measured by ends, but means. Because the ends are never positive. The point is to fail with grace, humility, and in the convivial company of other failures around the globe. The memoirs of lifetime negotiators are full of false soul searching […]

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The 2009 Foreign Policy All-Star Team Announced (UPDATED)

The 2009 Foreign Policy All-Star Team Announced (UPDATED)

| December 1, 2008 | Reply

It may be cloudy or snowy where you are today, but don’t you worry. According to our President-Elect, today is “…a new dawn of American leadership to overcome the challenges of the 21st century”. To help shove that sunrise into place, he’s named his prospective foreign policy leadership team. They are: Senator Hillary Clinton- Secretary […]

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Friedman: Iraq's Triumphs are Obama's Triumphs

Friedman: Iraq's Triumphs are Obama's Triumphs

| November 30, 2008 | Reply

The boldness of the MSM’s bias is simply breathtaking sometimes. Thomas Friedman asserts, without any shame at all, that any triumph of the strengthening Iraqi civil society will be credited to Barack Obama. No, really. In 2003, the United States, under President Bush, invaded Iraq to change the regime. Terrible postwar execution and unrelenting attempts […]

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Thank You, Mr. President, for Holding Fast to Your Values

Thank You, Mr. President, for Holding Fast to Your Values

| November 28, 2008 | Reply

Though I’ve not liked a lot of what President Bush has done, this statement endears me to him greatly. “I would like to be a person remembered as a person who, first and foremost, did not sell his soul in order to accommodate the political process. I came to Washington with a set of values, […]

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Barack Obama – Bringing the Best of the Last Two Presidents?

Barack Obama – Bringing the Best of the Last Two Presidents?

| November 25, 2008 | 2 Replies

It looks like P-E Obama will ask Secretary of Defense Gates to stay on in the new administration. Add him to Hillary Clinton at State and General James Jones as the National Security Adviser, and the Administration of Change looks a whole lot like it’s going to have the foreign policy of George W. Bush. […]

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