Ted Cruz Plays Diplomacy: Fall 2014: Cruz Supports Roberts in Kansas

Yesterday the Hill noted that Ted Cruz turned up in Kansas to say a few words on behalf of Pat Roberts (R-KS?) who is fighting for his political life to save a Senate seat that has belonged to the GOP since before I was born: Tea Party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) waded into the … Continue reading Ted Cruz Plays Diplomacy: Fall 2014: Cruz Supports Roberts in Kansas

An Accident of War in Ukraine

Let's make something clear. Anyone who says that either Ukraine, Russia or the Russian backed rebels in Ukraine were out to shoot down a passenger plane at this time (Korean Airlines from the 80's not withstanding)  is out of their minds. Anyone with any knowledge of how war works know what has happened. One side … Continue reading An Accident of War in Ukraine

How I would have done the Bergdahl Trade

One of he few credible arguments for the re-election of Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in 2012 came 20 years earlier from a magazine article I had read at the time.  It was an interview with a  centurion journalist who had been covering the White House  back in the days of Coolidge.  He was asked … Continue reading How I would have done the Bergdahl Trade

The Only Standard to judge if the Iran deal is a Good one for the United States

An awful lot of words are going to be said about the Iranian Nukes deal in the next few days. Quite a few well be said by me based on my reading of the deal and what I think our goals  as the United States and the leader  (assuming we still are) of the free world … Continue reading The Only Standard to judge if the Iran deal is a Good one for the United States

If I’m the IOC I give the games to Obama (Chicago)

One of the most important things in diplomacy when you are going to disappoint a friend is to give them something to hang their hat on. The international community in my opinion is not going to do a thing about Iran, they are not going to help in Afghanistan and will be favoring China in … Continue reading If I’m the IOC I give the games to Obama (Chicago)