When ideology replaces foreign policy – receding US leadership on the world stage and its consequences – Part I, The Middle East

With the recent Administration ballyhoo over a nuclear agreement with Iran, one that has most lawmakers, media pundits and global policy wonks ranking the actual number of concessions made to Iran on a scale from

Lunch Break for Thursday, April 9: tax $ for ISIS; Univ. of Michigan gets it right; more “nuke deal” fallout

She’s baaaack!  After some time off for Easter break. US Taxpayers’ Paid for Army Gear in ISIS Hands There’s something really pathetic, as well as moronic, when you consider the tens of thousands of US service

After today’s pivotal election – Obama unleashed?

While media pundits, politicians and political junkies are concentrating on today’s election, I’m concentrating on the election aftermath.  Making an assumption that the House will remain in Republican control, and that the Senate goes

Vlad the Impaler, Russian Style

Remember when shortly before he left on his August vacation, Barack Obama commented about Russian President Vladimir Putin, “he looks like the bored kid you’d find at the back of the classroom.”  Mr. Putin

The alternative universe of the Obama/Clinton foreign policy

There are Muslims and there are Islamic jihadists. Our President’s problem is that he can’t tell the difference. As a result, we have one US embassy compromised, one burned, and four people dead, or

Morning Coffee Break — London Olympics, Syria, India, Milton Friedman –Tuesday, July 31, 2012

We cover some overseas topics this morning before returning to home turf.   Topics du jour — London Olympics, Syria, India, and Milton Friedman. Maybe Mitt Romney had it right after all.  His comment about

Shades of Neville Chamberlain — US and UK play let’s make a deal with Syria

Shades of Neville Chamberlain — US and UK play let’s make a deal with Syria

What a deal for Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, if true.  Slaughter and butcher thousands of your people — women and children, elderly people — and we’ll wave a paper offering clemency and possible

Syria — Obama’s Bosnia?

Syria — Obama’s Bosnia?

While most Americans are focused on the economy and jobs as their #1 concern, and confirm that these are the main drivers for the 2012 elections, foreign policy as in crisis, may yet play

Morning Musings for Friday, April 6, 2012

This morning we cover Hezbollah in the US, Syria and Iran, the Canada/Mexico flap, and veepstakes. Hezbollah operatives within the United States over the past 10 years.  Iranians, under the cover of diplomatic immunity, photographing