Tag Archives | David Petraeus

Could This Be the Scandal That Finally Sinks the Clintons?

Yeah, I know. Those of us who have been watching politics for the last quarter of a century have asked this question time and again, as the Clintons wriggled out of a dozen different kinds of shady behavior. And each time we think something’s finally going to take them down, they skate. It’s kind of […]

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The Stupidest Iraq War Question

The mainstream media’s latest brainwave is to ask GOP candidates whether they would have supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq “if you had known what we know now.” This is appallingly stupid on five different levels. 1. It’s a gimme. It amounts to saying, “Please, senator, let me give you an opportunity to disavow a […]

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The Man Who Isn’t There

One of President Obama’s aides once described his foreign policy as “leading from behind,” and his critics (such as myself) have derided this instead as “following from in front.” But a recent round of congressional testimony by the president’s cabinet officers reveals that the truth is even worse. Under Obama, the Leader of the Free […]

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The Enemy Gets a Vote

We have entered a period of foreign policy “isolationism.” I use that description for lack of a better word, because it has something of a history as a smear term for anyone who opposed the old “liberal” interventionists. But I use it, with that caveat, because I want to capture the stubborn and dogmatic anti-interventionism […]

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