“No Nation Building” ==> “Let’s Build Democracies!” Rinse. Repeat.

From George W. Bush to Barack Obama to Donald Trump, we have seen candidate after candidate attest that we should not wade into the affairs of other countries only to argue as president why we must and then do it whether the argument compels or not. In reviewing some old notes, I found in a … Read more

Say what you want about Jeff Sessions…

Start at 3:13 – you can speed it up too…I remembered this back-and-forth but I had forgotten that Sessions actually acknowledges Congress’s role in war-making. What Panetta is saying-without-saying-it is that he considers treaties to trump the Constitution. This can be argued given what seems to be ambiguity in the language in the Constitution, but … Read more

McMaster DOES Need Senate Confirmation After All

The circus act that was National Security Advisor Flynn’s record-breaking rise and fall surely had some purpose. My guess was it was to get a controversial pick into the role and when John Bolton was floated as a possible replacement alongside the toxic, scandal-ridden generals Alexander and Petraeus, I thought he was the real choice. … Read more

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