A question for Barack Obama
Prime Minister Maliki has spoke positively of the surge since it started, crediting it for averting civil war in his country. Now that Maliki and President Bush are talking about using the success of the surge and General Petraeus’s new strategy in order to pull our troops out earlier, will you admit you were wrong and Bush was right about the surge?
A question for Der Spiegel
You published an article headlined Iraq Leader Maliki Supports Obama’s Withdrawal Plans, however you never quote him as such. You merely quote him agreeing with Obama’s proposed 16 month timeframe, but never any details of Obama’s actual plan within that timeframe. Do you actually have a quote of Maliki endorsing Obama’s actual, written plan, or are you willfully exaggerating the contents of the interview, lying | Read More »
Big Speeches, Few Answers
Barack Obama is running on a platform of Hope and Change™ but the only clear change seems to be in his policy positions. And the angry liberal base of the Democratic Party is left with the ironic hope that Obama is just doing what it takes to get elected. They have been wincing as the once unapologetic liberal attempts to morph into a safe and | Read More »
Barack Obama–the Master of Illusion….
Call Barack Obama Houdini, because his campaign is one big magic act. He has created illusion after illusion, and the mainstream media have either, let him get away with it, or in some cases, actively aided and abetted him. Please, allow me to explain. First of all, during the Democratic primary Obama created the illusion, starting in late February, that he was already the nominee | Read More »
, 2008 Election
, Barack Obama
, Democratic Primary
, european vacation
, Hillary Clinton
, media bias
“Judgment To Lead”
To the extent that national security plays a role in this election–and unlike many observers, I am not convinced that it will not play a significant role–it should be recalled over and over and over again that when it came to discussing and analyzing the prospects of the troop surge in Iraq and the implementation of the attendant counterinsurgency strategy, one side got it right | Read More »
On The Clintons
How much confidence do they have in the possibility that Barack Obama will win the Presidency? And how much do they want him to win the Presidency? This much. With friends like these . . .
Too Many Cooks
They spoil the . . . well, you know the rest.
Barack Obama’s Judgment Means Longer Wars
The McCain campaign has been showing signs of life, as Moe deftly points out. There is one issue that we know motivates McCain enough to go on the offensive, and that is national security in general and the war in Iraq in particular. Barack Obama is set to travel to Iraq to view firsthand the success of the troop surge strategy that he opposed. And | Read More »
Obama: Our Children Should be More Like Burritos
Image courtesy: tonight’s dinner. You need to make sure your child can speak Spanish. You should be thinking about how can your child become bilingual. We should have every child speaking more than one language. Sigh. DONT GIVE UP THE SHIP More at: Commodore Perry
Barack Obama’s Bitburg Moment
Barack Obama has apparently given up on the idea of attempting to draw parallels between himself and John F. Kennedy by going to Berlin. (Not to say there aren’t obvious parallels: unprepared and feckless to be sure but too early to have the Bay of Pigs.) He’s still going to Berlin. And we’re informed that he will bring his HOPECHANGE carnie act to the Siegessäule. | Read More »
Gunning For Virginia: Obama Opens Record 20 Campaign Offices! (Yawn)
At first glance you are inclined to think that Obama may really have a shot at flipping Virginia into the Blue column for the first time since 1964. Juicy headline; fresh new politician; Hope (at least by the Post) . . .. You get the picture. From the Washington Post. Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign announced Wednesday that it is adding 20 offices across Virginia, an | Read More »
Susan Estrich is Concerned. She ought to be.
Susan Estrich’s latest op-ed gives a bunch of reasons — some more valid than others — why this ought to be a Democrat Year and the Democrat Presidential candidate ought to win in a landslide. But she’s concerned. Very concerned. So how can Newsweek have the race at a dead heat? How come, even in the polls where Obama is leading, his lead is in | Read More »
The Evolution of Max Cleland
Promoted from RedHot to the front page because Moe kept goading me. 2002: Martyr to scurrilous Republican attacks 2004: Absolute moral authority 2008: Under the Obama bus.
Obama won’t speak at the Brandenburg Gate
Barry Obama will not be boasting at the Brandenburg Gate that he deserves a share of the credit for ending the Cold War and tearing down that wall. It won’t be from there that he outlines his steps to pick up history where it left off when the wall came down. Instead, he will speak at the Victory Column in central Berlin, with the Gate | Read More »