Trump, Obama, and the Future of American Leadership


by John Feffer He wants to cut back on U.S. military commitments overseas. He calls the Iraq War “one of the worst decisions ever made in the history of our country.” He promises to make deals with America’s adversaries. He’s… Continue Reading  

Right and Wrong Lessons From the Iraq War


by Paul R. Pillar It really rankles some people that Barack Obama was correct from the outset, before any unfolding of the history confirming he was right, that the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was a huge mistake. And one… Continue Reading  

WaPo Really Thinks U.S. Should Be World’s Policeman


by Jim Lobe If you want to get some insight into how the Washington Post’s editorial board increasingly thinks of the world and the U.S. role in it, editorial page editor Fred Hiatt’s column in Monday’s newspaper provides a good… Continue Reading  

The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin Problem, Redux

Romney and Netanyahu

While it’s a bit of a departure from the foreign policy focus of this blog, Jennifer Rubin’s take on the Mitt Romney/Bain Capital controversy is worth reading, if only for comedy value. Virtually all observers across the political spectrum have… Continue Reading  

Washington Post Asked to Account for Jennifer Rubin’s Latest Outburst

We here at LobeLog have been critical of The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin for her use of negative labels to describe her political opponents (e.g. complaining that American Jews have a “sick addiction” to the Democratic party), her factual distortions about… Continue Reading