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Wiki Leak

By donar | Related entries in Cartoons, Foreign Policy, Political Graffiti


November 30th, 2010 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Why Is Eric Cantor Undermining American Foreign Policy?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Foreign Policy, Israel, Republicans

First, the weirdness… Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday during a meeting in New York that the new GOP majority in the House will “serve as a check” on the Obama administration, a statement unusual for its blunt disagreement with U.S. policy delivered directly to a foreign leader. “Eric […]

November 13th, 2010 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Engagement in Darfur?

By Frank Hagan | Related entries in Foreign Policy

Jake Tapper, the ABC News Senior White House Correspondent, reports that Secretary Clinton will announce the administration’s new policy toward the government of Sudan. And that policy is controversial: U.S. officials acknowledge the reaction from human rights groups has been mixed. Officials from the groups largely agree with the Obama administration’s goals to implement the […]

October 19th, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Drudge Lies About Iran Nuclear Story

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Foreign Policy, Iran, Lies, Media, Nuclear

There’s a difference between sensationalism and lying…and the above is a lie. The US has known that Iran had a second “secret” nuclear plant since at least 2002-2003. Here’s more from The Policy Page: The truth is that Iran only decided to reveal the existence of the uranium enrichment operation to the International Atomic Energy […]

September 26th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Bush Used Bible To Convince Chirac On Iraq?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Foreign Policy, France, History, Iraq, Religion

Doug points this one out, and if true, well, no wonder France took a pass on backing us in Iraq. French journalist Jean-Claude Maurice recounts the tale in his book release in March, Si Vous le Répétez, Je Démentirai (If You Repeat it, I Will Deny). From Secular Humanism: President George W. Bush told French […]

August 7th, 2009 | Permalink| 23 Comments »

Palin Top Pick Among National Security Republicans?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Foreign Policy, Palin, Polls, Republicans

This one’s a puzzler. The potential 2012 candidate who has the least foreign policy knowledge since George W. Bush is the #1 choice for GOPers when it comes to keep us safe? More at True/Slant. Tweet

July 9th, 2009 | Permalink| 24 Comments »

Obama meets with Medvedev and/or Putin

By donar | Related entries in Cartoons, Foreign Policy, Political Graffiti, Russia


July 7th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Pro-Western Coalition Wins in Lebanon

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Foreign Policy, Iran, Mid-East, Voting

The Obama administration has undoubtedly breathed a sigh of relief after the pro-western coalition won yesterday’s parliamentary vote in Lebanon. After the president’s big speech about improving relationships between America and the Mid-East, a Hezbollah win in Lebanon would have been seen by many as a strong rebuke to Obama. Of course, calling the election […]

June 8th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Obama in Cairo

By Debate Wise | Related entries in Foreign Policy, Islam, Israel, Obama

Obama has arrived in Cairo to give a major speech that is expected to focus on improving ties with the Islamic world. One speech alone is obviously not going to be enough. The Islamic world is angry enough with the West that they are unlikely to suddenly forgive us just because the US has a […]

June 4th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

North Korea Has Our Attention. Now What?

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in China, Foreign Policy, North Korea, Nuclear, Russia

Well, North Korea has the world’s attention. Exploding a nuclear bomb and launching missile tests will do that. All that’s left now is for the world to respond. North Korea has long been a foreign policy conundrum, frustrating a long line of U.S. presidents who’ve attempted to stop the so-called hermit nation from threatening its […]

May 26th, 2009 | Permalink| 16 Comments »