Diplomacy…What A Concept!

So, let's get this straight... Yesterday, while answering questions at a press conference in London, Secretary of State John Kerry lets slip a verbal gaffe, suggesting that Assad can avoid having bombs dropped on his country if he'd only "turn over his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week"  (and immediately discounted it by saying "but he isn't about to do it, and it can't be done, obviously"). This is the quote that, allegedly, started it all: Or is it? President Obama told Gwen Ifill of PBS that he and Vladimir Putin had discussed this idea at [...]

By |September 10th, 2013|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Diplomacy…What A Concept!

A Big, Hot Steaming Dump of Wikileaks

How do you end a long holiday weekend? With a big, hot, steaming dump of wikileaks documents!  Although I haven't had the time to read many of the 250,000 documents, I was thrilled that John Nichols of The Nation joined me this morning for a first look at them. Nichols wrote a prescient piece on Friday, "Official Washington Worries Wikileak Will Reveal Inconsistent Approach to Terror," and today we discussed just how on-target he was.  He hit the nail on the head when he wrote 1. Many, if not all, of the US officials who deal on the international stage tend to like [...]

By |November 29th, 2010|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A Big, Hot Steaming Dump of Wikileaks

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