Talking Points Memo Does Not Understand The NATO Charter
TPM’s David Kurtz headlines an excerpt of Gov. Palin’s interview with Charlie Gibson tonight “Palin Foreign Policy: War with Russia.” Kurtz is working off an alarmist ABC News headline “EXCLUSIVE: GOV. SARAH PALIN WARNS WAR MAY BE NECESSARY IF RUSSIA INVADES ANOTHER COUNTRY” Unfortunately for Kurtz’s effort to make Gov. Palin into Dr. Strangelove, his post includes a direct quote from the interview: GIBSON: And | Read More »
It’s A Dangerous World, Folks
Word comes this morning that Russia is at war with Georgia over South Ossetia. Yet another reminder that the world is full of complex hazards that can crop up in a hurry. This latest crisis presents serious national security policy issues, but it is worth mentioning two obvious points here: -John McCain has undoubtedly thought through how we should deal with this situation. -Barack Obama | Read More »
How Do You Ask A Frenchman To Be The Last Man To Die For Tax Cuts In Pennsylvania?
Barack Obama is trying to sell his request for more European troops in Afghanistan as a budget-savings move: Barack Obama said Friday that persuading NATO allies to contribute more troops to Afghanistan could lead to U.S. troops cuts and help improve the U.S. economy, with reduced military expenditure being diverted into tax cuts to help middle class families. +++ Asked what message his traveling abroad | Read More »