June 30, 2014

Dick Cheney Just Buried the Bush Doctrine

Peter Beinart, The Atlantic

AP Photo

The former vice president rejected democracy-promotion in the Middle East. And today's conservatives agree with him.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Middle East, United States, U.S. Foreign Policy, Barack Obama, Iraq, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney


How can a group of people be so wrong so often and at such high cost, yet still retain considerable respect and influence in high circles? more ››
June 19, 2014
Dick Cheney's Chutzpah
E.J. Dionne, Washington Post
Thanks to the Cheney op-ed, we can see how Obama's hawkish critics are out to create a double standard. Whenever they are called out for how mistaken they were about Iraq in the first place, they piously lecture against... more ››
June 18, 2014
Three Lines I Don't Need to Hear on Iraq
Daniel Drezner, Washington Post
As architects of Operation Iraqi Freedom emerge to criticize the president, they should totally exercise their freedom to criticize existing foreign policy. Maybe, just maybe, though, their taglines should acknowledge their role... more ››
June 20, 2014
Obama, Not Bush, Is Responsible for Iraq
Charles Krauthammer, NRO
Yes, it is true that there was no al-Qaeda in Iraq when George W. Bush took office. But it is equally true that there was essentially no al-Qaeda in Iraq remaining when Barack Obama took office. Which makes Bush responsible for... more ››
June 17, 2014
Obama Is the New Dubya
Lloyd Green, The Daily Beast
While Republicans accuse Obama of everything from being crypto-Muslim to foreign-born to committing high crimes and misdemeanors, the reality is that Obama is running American foreign policy from a watered-down version of the... more ››