Tag: foreign policy

Why so little about foreign policy in the presidential debate?

Maybe I dozed off during the presidential debate’s deep dive into foreign policy (highly unlikely during the nasty interruptions). The nearly total absence of a discussion about some of the most important issues facing the United States was a serious disappointment for me. For me, the question is whether America will retreat behind literal and figurative... Read more »

Are we safer now than we were on 9/11, 14 years ago?

No, I don’t think that we are safer now than we were on 9/11, 14 years ago when thousands of innocent Americans were murdered by religious fanatics. I doubt we’ll see a repeat of terrorists hijacking four planes to fly them into buildings because it’s harder to get on a plane with a weapon, but... Read more »

President Blah Blah Obama

President Barack Obama’s “news” conference this evening was so bad, I was embarrassed for the man. If I had been a reporter, I would have been hard put to tell the boss what actual news this”news” conference produced. Everything he said was a reiteration, and that’s not a good thing. The problem is that Obama... Read more »

Ron Paul's Armaggedon

Wise words from my nephew, Daniel Vallencourt, about Ron Paul’s disastrous foreign policies. The Case Against Ron Paul What President Paul would do: * Remove all U.S. military presence from around the world * Allow Iran to have nuclear weapons * Cut all assistance to Israel * Repeal the Patriot Act The World After a... Read more »

Hated Bush? Ya gotta read this

AP photo by David Guttenfelder / November 3, 2009 U.S soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division return fire after their patrol in the Pech Valley of Afghanistan’s Kunar province was ambushed by Taliban fighters Tuesday. Is it possible that liberal America–at least a part of it–is... Read more »

McCain Questions Ambassador's Cooperation in Afghanistan

Sen. John McCain, right, speaks on Capitol Hill Dec. 1, accompanied by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, left, and Sen. Lamar Alexander. (AP Photo) Sen. John McCain says he is concerned that the U.S. ambassador in Afghanistan may not be a team player and could stir trouble as the military enacts President Obama’s plan to... Read more »

Obama's Nobel Prize a reward for not being Bush?

Here is analysis from the Washington Times, suggesting another reason–just as reasonable as all the others given–why President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize: Five Norwegian politicians sent a surprising but unambiguous message Friday, bestowing one of the world’s most coveted honors on President Obama as a signal of the Western world’s repudiation of... Read more »
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