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Hamid Karzai

Talking with Taliban and Syrian Rebels Evoke Shades of the Cold War

June 18, 2013

In our not-too-distant past, America clearly stood for freedom and free markets around the world, as those concepts were in our best political and economic interests. Then the Cold War came and we had to do business with sketchy people in order to out-maneuver even more sketchy people bent on world domination.  Yet, we promoted [...]

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General McChrystal in the Crosshairs

June 22, 2010

In this week’s Rolling Stone, General Stanley McChrystal who’s our main general in Afghanistan and his aides said a number of unflattering things about the Obama Administration.  In the profile, many things were apparently said which illustrate McChrystal’s disappointment with the lack of Obama Nation preparedness, the undercutting Ambassador Eikenberry has partaken in, the arbitrary [...]

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America’s Reputation In The World

October 26, 2009

Obama campaigned on the idea of restoring America’s reputation in the world.  What he failed to mention at the time was that he was trying to restore the Carter-era reputation of American being an unreliable partner.  Two cases this weekend illustrate that. First, French President Nicolas Sarkozy is growing increasingly frustrated with Obama and his [...]

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Human Rights Problems in Iraq and Afghanistan

August 17, 2009

No one really expected that when the Taliban collapsed and Saddam ran into his spider hole that Afghanistan and Iraq would instantly turn into Jeffersonian Democracies with full citizenship rights and beer pong being played at a co-ed colleges.  It would take some time, some prodding, some leading by example (that is, unless you’re a [...]

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