by skeptic06, Wed Jul 26, 2006 at 09:14:00 AM EDT
by Anthony de Jesus, Tue Jul 25, 2006 at 10:51:22 PM EDT
by Jeff Huber, Tue Jul 25, 2006 at 09:23:49 AM EDT
Jammed off the radar by bad news from Israel, Iraq, Afghanistan and America's other warfare related foreign policy fumbles is another issue that bodes ill for the ability of "the mightiest nation in history" to favorably influence international relationships. As Tom Wright of the New York Times reports, key global trade talks have gone down the flusher.
Under the fold: failure on all fronts
by Intrepid Liberal Journal, Tue Jul 25, 2006 at 08:44:46 AM EDT
In July 1947, George F. Kennan published an article in the quarterly edition of Foreign Affairs entitled "Sources of Soviet Conduct." Kennan originally drafted the article as a paper for Defense Secretary James Forrestal. When he submitted it to Foreign Affairs, Kennan used the moniker "Mr. X." The piece was known as "containment" and is credited with guiding American foreign policy under presidents of both parties during the cold war.
by skeptic06, Tue Jul 25, 2006 at 07:21:35 AM EDT
The funsters at the Note highlight a sordid piece of politicking from Rahmbo and some friends:
DCCC Chairman Rahm Emanuel (D-IL), Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) are circulating a "Dear Colleague" letter to other members of the House, urging House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) to cancel Wednesday's address to Congress by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on the theory that his condemnation of Israeli attacks on Lebanon put him at odds with U.S. policy.
The letter reads: "The Speaker's podium reflects our nation's values. We the Members of the House, under your leadership, decide who receives that honor, and the list should not include anyone whose interests conflict with the United States."