June 8, 2011 |
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) criticized other legislators for ducking a confrontation with President Obama over Libya on Wednesday, saying Congress had become "not even a rubber stamp, but an irrelevancy" in matters of war. Paul made the comments in a speech Wednesday morning at the District campus of Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. The freshman senator, a favorite of tea party groups, said he would try to derail a proposed resolution of support for the Libya military...
December 3, 2012 |
In 1953, an Army officer by the name of Irving Peress was promoted from captain to major. Peress was a leftist, possibly a communist, and word of his advancement in rank reached Sen. Joseph McCarthy in Washington. He asserted that the promotion proved the Army was "soft on communism," and he launched an investigation that transfixed the nation. Peress, by the way, was a mere dentist. He was the Susan Rice of his day. Rice, of course, is a much more substantial figure. She is the U.N. ambassador, a friend of Barack...
July 31, 2012 |
Like a caveman frozen in a glacier, Mitt Romney is a man trapped in time — from his archaic stance on women's rights to his belief in Herbert Hoover economics. And now it appears his foreign policy is stuck in the past, as well. This week, Romney is on a six-day, three-nation tour. The trip comes days after he promised in a speech on international affairs to usher in another "American century. " What does Romney's American century look like? His speech and his itinerary tell us volumes.
July 6, 2008 |
ARK OF THE LIBERTIES America and the World By Ted Widmer Hill and Wang. 355 pp. $25 "The United States stand at this moment at the summit of the world," Winston Churchill said in 1945. "I rejoice that this should be so. Let them act up to the level of their power and their responsibility, not for themselves but for others, for all men in all lands, and then a brighter day may dawn upon human history. " It's been a long time since American foreign policy has elicited that kind of hosanna from...
September 5, 2008 |
ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 4 -- Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman is among several national security experts helping brief Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin on foreign policy issues as she prepares to hit the campaign trail while cramming for a debate with her Democratic opponent, Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (Del.), in less than a month, according to officials from Sen. John McCain 's campaign. Lieberman, who was the 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee but is now an...
April 16, 2009 |
Let's face it: If the rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips had failed, the foes of President Obama's foreign policy would have thrown the Book of Handy Jimmy Carter Epithets at him. Obama would have been called every name in that book: "feckless," "weak," "naive," "powerless," "irresolute," "supine" and "spineless. " We know this because all those words had been hurled at the president even before the Somali pirates grabbed Phillips. Two days before the rescue, John Bolton, U.N. ambassador under President George...