May 20, 2014

Maliki's Power Play

Max Boot, Commentary

The Associated Press

What’s bad policy may sometimes be good politics. So it proved in Iraq where Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has presided over a disastrous collapse of security since the departure of U.S. troops at the end of 2011 left the Iraqis entirely on their own.

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The absence of an Iraq-scale fiasco is not identical to success, and history shouldn’t grade this president on a curve set by Donald Rumsfeld. Obama is responsible for the initiatives he’s pursued, the strategies... more ››
May 14, 2014
The Myth of America's Global Peacekeeping Past
Leon Hadar, AmCon Mag
With all their military might and diplomatic power, U.S. presidents in the golden age of Pax Americana failed to bring peace to the Holy Land (the only successful deal, the Oslo Agreement, was achieved in bilateral negotiations... more ››
May 9, 2014
He's Made It Worse: Obama's Middle East
Abe Greenwald, Commentary
What have we gotten in return for our more humble posture in the Middle East? The answer, as a case-by-case examination of the most important examples reveals, is this: a new age of great peril. Under Barack Obama’s... more ››