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Mitt Romney’s Lehman Moment?
Tweet <!-- Share --> Did Mitt Romney, in his ill timed and ill conceived commentary on the violence in North Africa, just doom his presidential aspirations the way John McCain did in 2008 … [Read more...]
A Plan for Afghanistan
Attending Veteran's Day services at Harvard yesterday, and seeing all of the brave young men and women in uniform, coupled with the tragic news of yet another Massachusetts soldier killed in Afghanistan, brought home to me in a very … [Read more...]
Iraq + Afghanistan: Obama’s quagmire?
The nation is understandably focused on the economic collapse. Obama is trying to regain America's international credibility with his trips to Russia and the Muslim world. But the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (and the proxy action in … [Read more...]
Crocodiles and Foreign Policy
Six weeks into the job, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is starting to roll out the Obama administration's approach to the most prickly foreign policy challenges from Arab-Israeli peace to Russia. In her second foreign trip, which ended … [Read more...]
What happens when “I stand with Israel” becomes “I stand against democracy in the Middle East”?
Once the two state solution is off the table, the international community is going to be confronted with the very real problem that there is a politically and economically repressed majority in Israel. They will effectively be … [Read more...]
Mark Penn Knows How to Quit Pakistan
Cross-posted from Blue News Tribune and Blue Hampshire. Facts are not merely stubborn, they are annoying. I don't want to think this is important, but I do. http://www.mediabistro.com/prn... Politico reports that Burson-Marsteller and … [Read more...]
Kerry Scary on Foreign Policy
Cross-Post: This also appears at Marry in Massachusetts. In good humor, Kerry denied that his addressed was actually an Obama rally. The sense that it was, or became so, increased with the repeated applause and cheers for mentions … [Read more...]
Prescience: “Are we building Democracy or fueling extremism?” SFRC 7/07, Musharraf’s Resignation
Look... Let me be frank about this. Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which included Kerry and Biden, and other high advisers have been telling Bush for a long time. Musharraf is a dictator and can not be a … [Read more...]