Tag: Foreign Policy

What in the Heck is Going on with the Chuck Hagel Nomination?

What in the Heck is Going on with the Chuck Hagel Nomination?

| February 14, 2013 | Reply

Earlier today, I tweeted this: I admit, I don’t understand anything about the Hagel nomination. The whole thing confuses and enrages me. I’m like the Hulk here. — Jimmie (@jimmiebjr) February 14, 2013 A little explanation is in order. Normally, a Cabinet nominee has distinguished themselves in the field for which they’ve been nominated. Steven […]

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Put Strings on Our Money and Free the World

Put Strings on Our Money and Free the World

| September 29, 2012 | Reply

I approve of this wholeheartedly. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration’s plan to transfer $450 million in cash to Egypt hit a roadblock Friday as a top House committee chairwoman blocked the move, saying it warrants further review. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, said the State Department had notified Congress of plans to move the money […]

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The Delivery Presents – The Perfect Post-Thanksgiving Repast

The Delivery Presents – The Perfect Post-Thanksgiving Repast

| November 28, 2011 | 1 Reply

The Republican candidates for President got together last week for the 13th in a series of what seems like 143, 964 debates before next year’s election. This debate dealt mostly with foreign policy matters. I’ll spare you the details, mostly because I don’t know the details. I didn’t actually watch the debate because, for reasons […]

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The Delivery Presents – The Bonus Friday Policy Jam

The Delivery Presents – The Bonus Friday Policy Jam

| October 18, 2011 | 1 Reply

Once in a while, I get the urge (and the abundance of subject matter) to do an extra podcast during the week. I haven’t done one of these bonus Friday shows for a couple or three months and it was just time. Episode 116 is a rule-breaker, in that the show is all politics, but […]

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Don't Want Our Troops? No Worries. We'll Leave!

Don't Want Our Troops? No Worries. We'll Leave!

| August 12, 2011 | 1 Reply

I had an idea as I read this post by Stephen Green about how our 5th Fleet may soon have to leave its base in Bahrain. See, apparently there’s a bit of governmental turmoil there and we can’t be sure our base will remain safe from attack by, well, let’s just call them it the […]

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President Obama's Foreign Policy: In the Rear with the Gear

President Obama's Foreign Policy: In the Rear with the Gear

| April 25, 2011 | Reply

Both Mollie Hemingway and Paula Gardner noticed something very curious about a description of President Obama’s leadership style in a recent New Yorker article. Obama’s reluctance to articulate a grand synthesis “has alienated both realists and idealists,” Lizza writes. However, he “may be moving toward something resembling a doctrine.” One of Obama’s advisers describes his […]

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After the President's Libya Speech, I Still Have Questions

After the President's Libya Speech, I Still Have Questions

| March 29, 2011 | Reply

Last night, President Obama did his best impression of an embarrassed schoolboy handing in a two-week late term paper he hastily finished the night before and told us what he thinks we’re doing in Libya and why Operation Air Quotes is the right thing. You can read the speech here and determine for yourself if […]

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The Delivery Presents – Adventure is Good in Aquilonia, Not Libya

The Delivery Presents – Adventure is Good in Aquilonia, Not Libya

| March 23, 2011 | Reply

“Between the time when the oceans drank Atlantis, and the rise of the sons of Arius, there was an age undreamed of. And onto this, Episode 84 of The Delivery, destined to wear the jeweled crown of podcasting eminence upon a troubled brow. It is I, its creator, who alone can tell thee of his […]

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Nothing Sends a Message Like an Aircraft Carrier

Nothing Sends a Message Like an Aircraft Carrier

| November 24, 2010 | 4 Replies

Early yesterday morning, North Korea launched a fussilade of over 100 artillery shells at the South Korean island of Yeonpeong. The attack killed two civilians and two marines, and wounded 18 others. South Korea returned fire with a smaller artillery barrage and scrambled attack aircraft. The Norks claim that an earlier South Korean military exercise […]

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This Couldn’t Have Happened to a More Deserving Bunch of Evil Tyrants

This Couldn’t Have Happened to a More Deserving Bunch of Evil Tyrants

| January 15, 2010 | Reply

Slowly, the cracks in Tehran’s tyrannical government widen. A veteran Iranian diplomat based in Norway has resigned his post, denounced his government and urged colleagues around the world to do the same after the regime’s brutal suppression of huge opposition demonstrations last month. Mohammed-Reza Heydari, Iran’s consul in Oslo, is the first Iranian diplomat to […]

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