Israel Makes Its ‘Clean Break’

I removed myself from TV and the Internet for a few days, and when I got back, Israel had morphed the attacks on Gaza and the odd buzzing of Damascus into a full-scale assault into Lebanon, and escalated her military threats to Syria. John Bolton is a happy man today. That blubbering bundle of self-righteousness, … Continue reading “Israel Makes Its ‘Clean Break’”

New Map, Same Bad Destinations

Dr. Thomas Barnett, Harvard trained political scientist and self-described Pentagon futurist, has a bone to pick with the Bush administration. America’s invasion of Iraq was a great achievement, but the President hasn’t yet shared with Americans why we are staying there, for … well, forever. Barnett’s latest book, The Pentagon’s New Map, cheerfully explains that … Continue reading “New Map, Same Bad Destinations”