The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Michael Rubin to talk about his new book, the Obama administration’s foreign policy and how this diplomatic strategy has impacted the world.
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Senate Democrats Exposed on Iran
The media is constantly bemoaning the lack of bipartisanship in Congress, with the lion’s share of their scorn directed at conservatives for being too “intransigent.” Well, almost the entire Senate GOP Conference – both moderate and conservative members – actually united behind a Democrat-sponsored bill to implement sanctions on Iran. Yet, the Democrats and their allies are spoiling this superlative opportunity to work together on | Read More »
Obama on Iran: Give Peace A Chance
“My preference is for peace and diplomacy, and this is one of the reasons why I’ve sent a message to Congress that now is not the time for us to impose new sanctions; now is the time for us to allow the diplomats and technical experts to do their work. We will be able to monitor and verify whether or not the interim agreement is being followed through on, and if it is not, we’ll be in a strong position to respond. But what we want to do is give diplomacy a chance and give peace a chance.”
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Shorter @BarackObama: We totally trust Iran
This little gem was in my e-mail this morning, courtesy the ForiegnPolicy.com MidEast Brief: U.S. President Barack Obama made a rare threat to veto legislation after a bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill that would impose new sanctions on Iran if an interim nuclear agreement fails. Despite pressure from the Obama administration, on Thursday a group of 26 republican and democratic senators filed a | Read More »
Quelle Surprise! Five years of Barack Obama undermining American influence in the world…
The American military is the most powerful in the world. Indeed, we spend more on defense than the rest of the world combined. As one might expect, that amount of military spending translates into a lot of influence around the world, far beyond the bases in Germany or the battlefields of Afghanistan. From leading NATO to acting as the last – and in reality the | Read More »
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Obama’s Munich Moment
On Saturday night, in a truly obvious attempt to deflect attention from his dismal domestic problems, Obama announced to the world an “interim” deal over Iran’s nuclear aspirations. It should also be mentioned that this announcement was hardly worthy of interrupting the Saturday night broadcast line ups. On Sunday, unless you are one of the adoring fans of anything Obama says or does, the fallout | Read More »
Eugene McCarthy Erotic Fan Fiction
This deal with Iran is fascinating in that it appears to not really be a deal at all. “The final details of a nuclear agreement signed over the weekend between Iran and Western nations will not actually go into effect until further negotiations take place at a later date, according to a senior administration official and sources on Capitol Hill.” If the deal happens, it | Read More »
Former Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D, MT) wants us to ‘cozy up’ to Iran.
His words, not mine. That first link is to the video: text below. “What’s interesting is not that we are going to have a treaty with Iran, it’s going to tip the balance away from the Saudis and the Egyptians to the Persians, the enemies for the last 3,000 years to the Arabs,” he said, pointing out that he had lived in the Middle East | Read More »
Obama: If Iran likes their nuke policy, they can keep it. Period.
But I’ll bet the Appeaser-in-Chief keeps this “you-can-keep-your-policy” promise unlike the one made to Americans under the domestic equivalent of the bomb, known as Obamacare. President Barack Obama is a serial liar but, like a stopped clock, occasionally also tells the truth. For instance, he promised skyrocketing energy prices. They set a record high in October. He promised to bankrupt the coal industry with new | Read More »
Head’s up: apparently, there’s an Iran deal going on.
Hard to say, really: the President was supposed to be on at 10:15 PM Eastern to announce it. He’s late. As usual. (10:28 PM, no Barack Obama): Full White House fact sheet on Iran deal: http://t.co/hYEms4aI13 — Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) November 24, 2013
WWGO – November 17, 2013
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Today’s topics include global warming, the tango, Russian stuff, Martin Bashir’s dietary interests, and every party has a pooper (that’s why we invited Dems).
I Don’t Think. We’re Stupid
http://www.mlgoodell.webs.com Last weekend American diplomacy was dealt a setback in its latest bid to appease Iran, This was due to what the Wall Street Journal called “unforeseen developments” such as Israel’s opposition to what the French Foreign Minister called “a sucker’s deal.” American Secretary of State John Kerry reacted to the development by stating, “We are not blind, and I don’t think we’re stupid.” What | Read More »
The Failure of Modern American Diplomacy
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Christian Whiton to discuss his book Smart Power: Between Diplomacy and War, the failure of American diplomacy, and the deteriorating situation with Iran.
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Veterans Day honorees deserve non-appeasing Commander-in-Chief
President Obama’s Democratic Party-owned weakness makes wars more likely, frequent and deadly. Appeasement increases the likelihood that more vets will also need to be remembered on Memorial Days. Ninety-five years ago today, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, an armistice ended the War to End All Wars. Or so the world hoped. Sadly, a German people, protected by the | Read More »
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The Saudis Grow Tired Of Barack Obama Clowning Around
Prince Bandar bin Sultan told European diplomats that the United States had failed to act effectively against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, was growing closer to Tehran, and had failed to back Saudi support for Bahrain when it crushed an anti-government revolt in 2011, the source said.
– UK Daily Mail
It would take a lot to make Saudi Arabia really take a walk on being allied to the United States. Or maybe it wouldn’t. Maybe they would just get sick and tired of President Barack Obama’s vacillations and perceived tergiversate behavior towards an old and loyal ally. Even worse than that, they may just think the man is too unserious to be reliable.
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