Sullivan’s Takedown of the Wash Post’s Anti-Hagel Editorial

Andrew Sullivan’s excellent sentence-by-sentence takedown of the Washington Post’s exceptionally tendentious editorial against Chuck Hagel today bears reading. Here’s a taste, with the Post quoted first followed by Sullivan’s comment. On the contrary: Mr. Hagel’s stated positions on critical issues, ranging from defense spending to Iran, fall well… Continue Reading  

Weekly Links

Be in the know, Sept. 12-16. Chairman Concerned Over Lack of U.S.-Iran Contact – Jim Garamone, American Forces Press Service During a stop at the University of Miami yesterday, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said that the lack of contact between… Continue Reading  

Ben Smith’s Fair and Balanced Take

On Monday, Politico‘s Ben Smith ran a long piece that was advertised as a “view from the Middle East” about the Obama administration’s failures in the Middle East peace process. Andrew Sullivan quickly criticized the article for its extensive and… Continue Reading  

Obama endorses nuclear India for UNSC, and Iran?

Daniel Larison at the American Conservative has an interesting take on U.S. President Barack Obama’s endorsement of India’s bid to join the permanent five members of the UN Security Council (those who wield veto power), and what it says about the United… Continue Reading  

Pletka’s Bogus ‘Axis of Evil 2’ Conspiracy Theory

If someone is the Vice President of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies at a prominent Washington think-tank, it’s fair to expect a certain level of scholarship. After all, these institutions are supposed to be in influencing policy. In the case of the American Enterprise… Continue Reading