MEET THE PRESS Kentucky’s junior senator joins David Gregory to talk Iraq and the prospects for a Hillary Clinton 2016 run.
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Former Vice President Dick Cheney and war dogs need to back-off. “What’s going on now—I don’t blame on President Obama,” the Kentucky senator said in an interview yesterday on NBC’s Meet the Press. “Has he really got the solution? Maybe there is no solution,” Mr. Paul said. “But I do blame the Iraq war for […]
More than 11 years after the U.S. invaded Iraq, Americans feel they have been hoodwinked and lied to. Peggy Noonan explains in the WSJ how badly the loss of life, the financial cost, the loss of prestige—through two incompetent administrations—affects the American people. What Americans want is a strong America—rich, energetic, thriving, respected. Americans are […]
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Featuring the author Barry R. Posen, Ford International Professor of Political Science, and Director, Security Studies Program, MIT; with comments by Justin Logan, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Blake Hounshell, Deputy Editor, POLITICO Magazine; moderated by Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute. The United States, argues […]
Here is iron-clad reasoning on the hash our foreign policy has made in Iraq. Cato Institute’s Ben Friedman has this wired! Today, we are repeatedly told that ISIS is more brutal than al Qaeda and thus a bigger danger to Americans. But that logic confuses an insurgency with a group focused on attacking Americans. ISIS is […]
My friend, Cato Institute’s Chris Preble, wins the gold metal for his cogent analysis of America’s foreign policy as conducted by both major parties. Consider the top 10 contenders for the GOP nomination according to an April 2014 FoxNews poll. Only two — Paul Ryan and Rick Santorum — were in Congress in 2002. Both voted […]
Downtown Newport is buzzing as sailors prepare for today’s Newport to Bermuda race. I walked down to the docks at lunchtime yesterday to check-out the scene. Lots of boats scrambling to get ready for today’s 12:50pm start. As of 5:00am this morning the weather report is calling for light winds out of the northwest. It will […]
Pat Buchanan writes that unless a country is united you do not commit to war. The panic that engulfed this capital after the fall of Mosul, when it appeared that the Islamist fanatics of ISIS would overrun Baghdad, has passed. And the second thoughts have begun. “U.S. Sees Risk in Iraqi Airstrikes,” ran the June 19 […]
Working for the government is not like working for the private sector, says Jonah Goldberg, editor-at-large of National Review Online. Unlike the private sector, where people lose their jobs for incompetence, redundancy or obsolescence, government employees essentially cannot be fired. Worse yet, as veterans seeking medical care waited and waited until some even died, VA […]