Obama The Hawk


Say what you will about President Obama’s foreign policy, but he’s sure no pacifist when it comes to Pakistan. He’s dropping more bombs on Pakistan than his cowboy warmongering predecessor—in fact, three times as many. On average, the U.S. is launching three drone strikes on Pakistani territory per week, a dramatic increase from the once [...]

Peter Beinart: The Opposite of Rousing – The Daily Beast


The goals were narrow, and delivered without regard to America’s moral obligation to Afghanistan. Peter Beinart on Obama’s missed opportunity.The best that can be said about President Obama’s West Point speech is that it was civil. Obama did not accuse opponents of the Afghan surge of appeasement; he did not imply that he has a […]