I saw “Borat” and I regretted it, until now. Is Barack Obama really sure that Sasha Barron Cohen wasn’t on the other side of this conversation? President Obama said Sunday that the United States is still “working on” democracy and a top aide said he has taken “historic steps” to improve democracy in the United States during his time in office. The remarks came as … Continue reading Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Sad news from Texas. I loved Charlie Wilson’s War. Best quote: “You know you’ve reached rock bottom when you’re told you have character flaws by a man who hanged his predecessor in a military coup.” Continue reading Charlie Wilson, RIP
Barack Obama evidently plans to endorse the Saudi peace plan—recognition of Israel in exchange for withdrawal to pre-1967 borders. That would give the Golan Heights back to Syria and split Jerusalem. Since “land for peace” has worked so well before…. Continue reading Another Middle East Peace Plan?
He disapproves: Barack Obama has the kind of cocksure confidence that can only be achieved by not achieving anything else. Anyone who has actually had to take responsibility for consequences by running any kind of enterprise– whether economic or academic, or even just managing a sports team– is likely at some point to be chastened by either the setbacks brought on by his own mistakes … Continue reading Thomas Sowell on Obama and Biden
Joe Biden points out something that ought to concern us all: “Mark my words,” the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned at the second of his two Seattle fundraisers Sunday. “It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. … Continue reading “The closest thing to an insight Biden has ever had”
Here’s the speech Sarah Palin wasn’t allowed to give yesterday—and a powerful speech it is. Caroline Glick reacts. Continue reading Palin on Iran
Francis Beckwith and Meryl Yourish have details on how the Democrats have played hardball to prevent Sarah Palin from showing up at a protest of Iran. I like David Bernstein‘s comment best: Let me get this straight: if the only prominent American politician to attend a rally against Iran is Hillary Clinton, the rally is a neutral, nonpartisan event. If Hillary Clinton AND Sarah Palin … Continue reading Protesting Iran
…isn’t necessarily a strength or a qualification. Caroline Glick reminds us just how terrible he’s been on dealing with Iran. UPDATE: It’s been reported that, behind closed doors, Biden told Israeli officials that they would have to get used to a nuclear Iran. The campaign is denying it, trumpeting his support for Israel, but unfortunately it’s consistent with his long-term softness on Iran. Continue reading Biden’s Foreign Policy Experience
Are we now treating Iran as an ally? Is Robert Gates the reason why? And what have they done with George W. Bush, who used to demonstrate a grasp of foreign policy and his own administration? Continue reading Have we switched sides?
I guess history didn’t end after all. Russia’s appalling attack on Georgia demonstrates how unprepared we are to defend the post-Cold-War independence of former USSR republics. John McCain gave an excellent speech on Georgia; Austin Bay has worthwhile reflections. Melik Kaylan points out the strategic significance of Georgia. The Wall Street Journal, meanwhile, gives some sensible policy advice: Much as it respects and owes Georgia, … Continue reading The Empire Strikes Back