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. Share This

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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. Share This

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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. Share This

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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 …

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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. Share This

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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. Share This

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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. Share This

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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. Share This

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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: Share This

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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. Share This

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