Saturday, June 28, 2014

Fouad Ajami dies after working for Peace in the Middle East for Forty Years

Fouad was my house guest in two different apartments in DC back in the early '80s.

I lost touch with him in the last decade or so, but he was always generous with his wisdom & quiet intelligence.

I wanted to ask him especially about Egypt, a country he loved so much, but by then he was advising the Bush Administration on Iraq & later, Syria.

I can remember his calling me after Sadat's assassination to inquire whether I thought it was a good idea for him to accept an offer from NBC TV to go to Cairo.

I said I thought it was, but he ended up declining the offer, because he thought the Egyptians would look down on a mere Lebanese TV reporter.

George Tenet told me when he was CoS of the Senate Intelligence Committee that he thought Fouad was the most perceptive mind on the Arabs and the Middle East in general.

I agree.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

IRS Tissue of Lies Unraveling? To mix the metaphor, is this the smoking gun?

Watergate looks like a Sunday School picnic compared to the parallel criminal cover-ups apparently sucked up by the knee-pad brigades of ObamaBots as gospel from Dear Leader's lips.

Both the Benghazi cover-up & the IRS scandal have pride of place in the vanguard of Obama's RICO network of crime schemes. Read the link above to find a company bragging that it has the contract to back up IRS archives.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Confidence in Newspapers falls to record lows

The NYT and other arrogant newspapers have lost the American public with their biased know-it-all insults to the average Joe's intelligence.

Gallup has latest bad news for Brian Williams and other news readers like Sawyer & Pelley for neglecting news on the right that they never report.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Robert Kagan: Why SuperPowers Don't Get to Retire

Kagan's article in TNR was so powerful in its argument that Obama invited the celebrated right-of-center historian [one of my favorites whose books I devour voraciously] to lunch to compare Weltanschaungs.

I was hoping that Kagan could suggest the Obungler to grow a spine rather than simply "lead from behind."

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Why Obama is limp-wristed on Foreign Policy

The Financial Times has a very cogent article on Obama's tendency to bungle every single foreign policy issue that forces itself upon him. Christopher Caldwell has a great analysis on Obama's shortcomings that merits close reading.