The new president, after eight years of Republican stupid shit, decided to develop a new doctrine: “Don’t do stupid shit.”
Our leaders appear bewildered, without a strategy. Of course they have no answers or plans. Correct strategy in war rests on truth.
Obama remarks to Stephen Colbert, as if it’s a joke, ‘To be honest, I still don’t know what my Nobel Peace Prize was for.’
The world watches as Assad and Putin destroy Aleppo. Only a few years ago, western leaders hoped resistance organized from Aleppo …
We have only one clear principle to guide us at this point: do not look to officials in Washington for competence, honesty, or leadership. These qualities of character exist together when you have leaders who take responsibility for their actions.
We used to listen to these people. We used to think these were leaders who knew their business. Their only business was to increase their own power. They failed even at that.
No president who refrains from open opposition to this slowly growing tyranny can ever succeed in fighting it. Moreover, when citizens accept leaders who follow the primary rule for political survival – don’t cross the national security state – citizens will never make a difference, no matter which way they vote.
For someone whose foreign policy credo is “Don’t do stupid stuff,” Obama has a fair amount of stupid stuff to explain.
Responding to a question from CBS moderator John Dickerson, who noted that Trump had once called for Bush’s impeachment over his decision to send American troops into Iraq, Trump said, “They lied. They said there were weapons of mass destruction and there were none, and they knew there were none.”
I haven’t seen an actual plan anywhere. Let’s put Kerry and Trump in a room together with Putin, and see if they can come up with something. That would be a trip. President ‘yeah we have a problem here’ Obama may drop by occasionally to see how they’re doing.
Putin was a ruthless opponent before we sallied into Ukraine’s politics, and he remains one now. His effectiveness in showing the United States what happens when you blunder in the game of international politics, especially when you blunder in Eastern Europe, does not make Putin a sympathetic character. The anti-Washington left in the United States need not feel sorry for him, or suggest that his actions are justified in light of the wrongs we have committed against him.
Like both Presidents Bush and Obama, Clinton cannot imagine a world in which the United States is not a global …