The “Don’t You Love The Citizens United Case?” Friday Open Thread.
I mean, I personally love the Citizens United case. Aside from liking free speech, it seems to be a positive spur to creativity. Check out this latest spy spoof from American Crossroads, with Barack Obama starring as the almost-urbane secret agent trying to fumble-finger the rest of us into giving up our missile defense plans: For the record: no, really, Vladimir Putin really does go | Read More »
Barack Obama asks for ‘flexibility’ from Medvedev on missile defense.
Alternative title: “Barack Obama begs Russia for more time to arrange capitulation on missile defense.” There’s an election coming up, you see – and if the President gets re-elected then he will be in a position where he won’t have to worry about those pesky voters, and their provincial dislike for having nuclear weapons pointed at their heads. Hence, the need for more time: President | Read More »
So, what’s the most offensive part of this missile defense cave?
I’m having difficulty working it out. Is it because: …we get absolutely nothing out of this? …it brazenly goes against previous national security agreements made between the United States and what were, prior to this morning, staunch regional allies? …it came out of nowhere, to the point where the ranking Republican Senator on Armed Services is asking why this suddenly appeared? …it is fairly clearly | Read More »
North Korean nuclear test successful?
Well, they’re claiming that it was, and there’s evidence that it happened in the form of an earthquake,so that’s how everyone is betting. Japan is calling for an emergency UNSC meeting; South Korea, dealing simultaneously with this and the suddenly-more-murky suicide of its former President, is doing the same. The White House hasn’t put up the President’s official statement on this yet, but you can | Read More »
A quick question for the Obama administration on the Japanese counter-missile thing.
Let’s say that the Japanese carry through with their promise to try to sweep from the sky any North Korean missile that even looks like it’s going to violate their airspace (yes, I’m paraphrasing, and running the statement through the politeness filter). And let’s also say that they do so. If that happens, can we assume that the missile defense system that they used – | Read More »
BREAKING: Obama aide contradicts Polish statement on defense commitment.
The only mitigating factor here is that the aide is contradicting the head of state, not the head of the Polish government. So there may be a retreat on this. If not… well. Obama denies Poland missile vow US President-elect Barack Obama has not given a commitment to go ahead with plans to build part of a US missile defence system in Poland, an aide | Read More »