With government spending completely out of control, one likes to think of other presidencies to look for better management. Well, it wouldn’t be the prior president, George W. Bush, because he spent like a maniac. You would like to look back to Ronald Reagan and think he did the best job. But really, he was [...]
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First, how to win a Nobel Peace Prize in five easy steps:
1) Don’t be George W. Bush.
2) Be a top American liberal (think Jimmy Carter, Al Gore, …).
3) Internationally, use apologetic rhetoric regarding all things American.
4) Use lofty-sounding internationalist rhetoric and deny American exceptionalism.
5) Be black.
When all five of these steps are combined, the combination [...]
Sarah Palin has resigned. I feel sorry for how much this women and her family have had to endure. Best of luck to them.
She can give a good speech, and she is a tough woman. Politically, I was dazzled by the first speech that Palin gave at the RNC. Could this be the next Reagan [...]
Now that Barack Obama has been fully briefed on the US security threats, I bet this has impacted his thinking quite a bit. For example, what if he learned that there were many terrorist attacks thwarted by US authorities that we don’t know about? What if he learned that there are many Islamic terrorist groups [...]
I have been in Copenhagen, Denmark the past few days on a business trip. I spent much of yesterday in southern Sweden, just a short train ride away. Scandinavia is a unique niche in the world. It is interesting in these countries because they do so many things the opposite of the US - [...]
A news article today notes the same points that I did in my last post regarding the US president boycotting the opening ceremonies of the Olympics in China. Fortunately, President Bush will likely show more sense than Clinton or Obama who insist that he should boycott. From the news article:
Bush is giving no indication he [...]
I have never liked the idea of the Olympics being held in China. The Olympics shouldn’t be held in countries that are not democracies and that regularly abuse human rights. But isn’t it a little late for our leaders in the US to start protesting now by thumbing our noses at the Chinese? The Democratic [...]
The Soviet Union Russia took a hard line today regarding a breakaway republic:
Russia condemned the unilateral move as a violation of international law. … Russia called an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council to protest yesterday. The Russian ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, said there was “no legal basis” for the [...]
In Iraq today:
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. and Iraqi commanders on Saturday hailed a big improvement in security over the past year, while al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden accused the Americans of seeking to exploit Iraq’s oil wealth.
This made me wonder: Will the US military or CIA kill Osama bin Laden before Bush leaves [...]
At the Dallas Morning News, the most clicked story in 2007 was when a peace activist came to town and announced that she wants George Bush dead:
Nobel Peace Prize winner Betty Williams came from Ireland to Texas to declare that President Bush should be impeached.
In a keynote speech at the International Women’s Peace Conference [...]
Alan Greenspan has been getting a lot of attention this past week with the release of his new book. I have no problems with Greenspan, but one thing he has to say is way off the mark:
“Whatever their publicized angst over Saddam Hussein’s ‘weapons of mass destruction,’ American and British authorities were also concerned about [...]