Kondracke: World Loves Obama, But Does it Respect Him?
Mort Kondracke – who comments on Fox News and serves as Executive Editor of Roll Call – notes that while Barack Obama gets a wonderful reception abroad, he doesn’t seem to accomplish much: But it’s not a good sign that NATO allies did not answer [Obama's] call for more troops for Afghanistan. They will provide 5,000 trainers, but no more combat forces. Nor did Europeans | Read More »
Have the Pirates Read the Market Right?
For the first time ever, Somali pirates have seized a US-flagged vessel – one operated by one of DoD’s primary shipping contractors, according to the New York Times. Pirates commandeered a United States-flagged container ship with 20 American crew members off the coast of Somalia on Wednesday, the first time an American-crewed ship was seized by pirates in the area. The container ship, the Maersk | Read More »
Mexico’s President Calderon: US Waging ‘Anti-Mexico Campaign’
There’s trouble south of the Rio Grande. In 2006, Mexico elected a bright, conservative reformer as President. Felipe Calderon has attempted to open Mexico’s flagging energy sector to private investment, fight government corruption, and crack down on the illegal drug trade. He’s making some progress (albeit less than the U.S. would like) and it’s coming at a significant cost. Throughout these efforts, President Calderon had | Read More »