Archive for June, 2011

Lose-Lose

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

LOSE-LOSE
There was no way that President Obama could win with his speech last night on Afghanistan.
His compromise drawdown–10,000 U.S. troops by the end of the year, 23,000 more by the end of next summer– was bound to disappoint the McCain School, the military men who want to keep as many boots on the [...]


TWO GOOD COLUMNS

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Two of the best columnists writing in America today have written excellent pieces in recent days that caught my eye. The first was by Tom Friedman in the NYT in the wake of Bibi Netanyahu’s visit to Washington, the second is Eugene Robinson’s piece in today’s Washington Post on the futility of the war in [...]