A Box is in the Eye of the Beholder
On December 11, 2005 former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright went on “Meet the Press” to opine that the Iraq war had been a mistake–worse than that it had de-railed the successful pre-war program of sanctions and a no-fly zone, which had contained the paper tiger: And what we did was to keep Saddam Hussein in a box by using diplomacy, sanctions and force, with | Read More »
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights outs Hugo Chavez
From the give credit where credit is due file: The Washington Post editorializes today on the damning Inter-American Commission on Human Rights report on Venezuela that was issued last week. The evisceration of Venezuela’s democracy is laid out in dispassionate detail–the judicial and media crackdowns, the elimination of the private sector and the targeted use of violence against any and all opposition. Our tendency has | Read More »
State Department Rumor: Hillary to get the Kennedy Treatment?
There is an unsubstantiated rumor floating around Washington today that last night, Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) called President-Elect Barack Obama and asked that Obama appoint Senator John Kerry (D-EU) Secretary of State so that Governor Deval Patrick could appoint former Congressman Joe Kennedy (D-Venezuela) to Kerry’s seat. The assumption is that then Senator Kennedy’s wife, Victoria Reggie, would be appointed to his seat should he | Read More »