Category Archives: October 2009

Truman and the Principles of U.S. Foreign Policy

by Victor Davis Hanson

Wall Street Journal

Jimmy Carter rejected the postwar consensus. President Obama appears to be following a similar path. Read more →

All Falling Down…

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Money

Obama’s mega-borrowing is predicated on a rather thin margin of safety. We can service nearly $2 trillion in additional debt this year — on top of the existing $11 trillion — only because interest rates are so low. Read more →

Guantanamo Laureate

Obama threw many stones at Bush, and now lives in a glass house.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Over the last decade Barack Obama — in campaign mode for various state and federal offices — repeatedly denounced the Bush-era security protocols as either unlawful or of little utility. Read more →

Presidential Purpose?

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

Whom is Barack Obama Afraid of? — Another Barack Obama

One of the reasons why President Obama may be hesitating to commit fully to a renewed Afghan front is that he is worried that political opportunists might seek to gain advantage by loud rhetoric that unfairly simplifies the bad and worse choices, that he, like all other presidents in time of war, are confronted with. Read more →

Obamanoia

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

Little Hope, Less Change

Consider: The 120,000 troops in “the surge is not working” Iraq are now complaining of ennui — while the White House is paralyzed over whether to send more troops to the new escalating front in Afghanistan. Read more →

America’s Obama Obsession

Anatomy of a passing hysteria.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

For 30 months the nation has been in the grip of a certain Obama obsession, immune to countervailing facts, unwilling to face reality, and loath to break the spell. Read more →

The Kitty-Cat Who Roared

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

President Obama keeps roaring out deadlines like a lion — only later to meow like a little kitty. Read more →

Now We Know Why He Passed on the Dalai Lama

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

I am not a big fan of saying that officials should resign for stupid remarks. But interim White House communications director Anita Dunn’s praise of Mao Zedong as a “political philosopher” is so unhinged and morally repugnant, that she should hang it up, pronto. Read more →

Narcissus-in-Chief

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

While our Narcissus-in-Chief is frozen gazing at his perfect image in his private pool, choices have to be made in Afghanistan. Consider the following: Read more →

Funny Money

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

Obama recently promised $250 to seniors (who got no cost-of-living increases in Social Security because there had not been sufficient official inflationary pressures to merit them), and a good-paying job to every American who needs one. Read more →