Changing Course, They Set the U.S. on Dangerous Path of Confronting Russia.
Ever more antiwar voices are clamoring for a Stop Hillary Clinton movement in the Democratic primaries – and with very good reason. There are many alarming, indeed frightening, indictments of her tenures as one-half president in the 90s and then as Senator and Secretary of State. Her estranged relationship with truth, her callousness toward human... Read More
Who is the true patriot, Hillary Clinton or Edward Snowden? The question comes up because Clinton has gone all out in attacking Snowden as a means of burnishing her hawkish credentials, eliciting Glenn Greenwald's comment that she is "like a neocon, practically." On Friday in England, Clinton boasted that two years ago she had favored... Read More
Back in March, I presciently
I suffered an attack of bulging eye/throbbing vein syndrome when reading presumptive presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s blithe account of a clever piece of business she pulled at the Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009. Courtesy of India’s First Post, an
I was rather beguiled at first by President Obama’s
...In the US-Japan Security Treaty
I should address President Obama’s explicit statement in Japan that the Senkakus were covered by the US-Japan Security Treaty. Nothing particularly new here; Secretary of State Clinton affirmed coverage in 2010 and I think it’s been reaffirmed incessantly since then. Now, if President Obama had declared that the US regarded the Senkakus as Japanese sovereign... Read More
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[I got my Defcons flipflopped in the original post. Herewith corrected. According to
Would anyone take Hillary Clinton seriously if she were not "risen to a height that few can scale by a set of curious chances" (apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan)? She had no real experience in foreign policy when she was named Secretary of State and has shown precious little ability to navigate effectively since that... Read More
A headline in today's Washington Post appeared to provide confirmation of the suspicion that the economic-political oligarchy that controls the United States might actually regard the country as its personal property. It reads "On Mexico Trip, Clinton Criticizes US Drug Policy. She Says Her Country Shares Blame for Violence."
One might recall the remora from high school biology, a highly specialized fish that has a sucker on the top of its head that enables it to attach itself to sharks and feed on the leftovers after the host has dined. I don’t know if anyone has ever compared the neoconservatives to remoras, but their... Read More