John Paul Stevens prepares to retire after 35 years on the Supreme Court.
After reading Anne Bayefsky’s piece on Commentary Online about the Human Rights Council’s (HRC) recent Israel-bashing convention in Geneva, I can only wonder what worthy venue will win American diplomats, dollars, and tacit endorsement next. A U.N. commission on the sanctity of marriage co-chaired by Tiger Woods and John Edwards?
I could believe anything after the despots [...]
If you’re trying to kill large numbers of people who are trying to kill you en masse, most people would correctly identify this situation as a war. President Barack Obama knows this, which is why he bristled at former Vice President Dick Cheney’s recent claims that he doesn’t treat our counterterror efforts like a war [...]
A few weeks ago, I found myself walking through a Swiss village — okay, it was really a Geneva suburb — called Nyon. Still, it looked like a village: There was a castle on the hill, and I could see some Roman ruins. There were a few shops and a nice view of the lake. […]
On November 18, Iran’s foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki rejected a proposal that his country should export some 70 percent of its low-enriched uranium for further processing abroad. On November 20, the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany met in Brussels and urged Iran to reconsider. “I continue to hold out the […]