While appearing on MSNBC, The Nation’s Jeremy Scahill strongly criticized cable-news coverage of the DNC regarding Obama’s foreign policy record. Scahill was particularly captious about MSNBC itself, whose coverage he compared to watching an “Obama For America meet-up.”
Forget a foreign policy debate: Romney’s leak assault means he’s decided to make his harshest attack close to home. Here’s an informed theory as to why.
Mitt Romney is attacking the President’s foreign policy tonight in an appearance on CNBC, and could to do so on his trip overseas this week. But in the past, Romney said he believed “politics end at the water’s edge.” An issue that could complicate his foreign trip.
Democrats demand policy specifics from Romney on foreign trip.
Says US should not broadcast withdrawal timetable in interview with Hugh Hewitt. Romney expressed support for 2014 draw-down date, but now says he would not have broadcasted the date publicly.
“Now it’s time to act.” Wait for the launch the end.
Morning Joe host says Romney has been “bouncing around like a ball in a pinball machine” on China, Russia, and Syria policy. Says Romney’s embrace of neoconservative policies is “cynical.”
If Team Obama isn’t careful this could easily turn into the ‘12 version of a noun, a verb and 9/11.
The veep’s serious foreign policy speech delivered little of his Onion persona to a the New York University crowd. “I don’t know that he was as funny as he could be.”
“I left my last page of the speech. Does anybody have my last page? That’s what teleprompters are for.
Courts the establishment at the Brookings Institution. Defends America’s role abroad: If we start doing less, who will start doing more?
William Blum at Foreign Policy Journal put together this handy guide to the C.I.A.’s foreign policy efforts since the end of World War II.
An Onion-style article reports that Paul has declared his support for a war with Iran. Cue the outrage from Paulites.
All the more reason to fulfill that childhood dream… [Ed Note: All you ever wanted to know about the history of spies using sex to steal secrets. Spies and sex: Two of the best inventions ever. So good together.]
“If American foreign policy had a gift shop, what would it sell?” From photographer Phillip Toledano, a series of images that might appear in our collective gift shop, from the Dick Cheney Shredding Documents Snow Globe to the Abu Ghraib Coffee Table.
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