Les Gelb is right. Tom Donilon has been a terrific National Security Adviser. He kept us out of stupid entanglements. Let’s hope that Susan Rice will do the same.
General Stan McChrystal made an important statement in the Wall Street Journal yesterday.
Senator McCain made a well-publicized trip to Syria and may have posed with extremist kidnappers.
I spent Memorial Day weekend with Team Rubicon, the great veterans disaster relief organization. We fought the battle of SW 7th Street in Moore, Oklahoma.
The Democratic candidates for mayor in New York threaten to return the city to the horrors of the David Dinkins era.
Putting Benghazi, the IRS’s Tea Party targeting and the Justice Department’s leak-hunting seizure of Associated Press phone records in the same basket is like comparing a mirage to a dishwasher to a diamond. There is no common thread.
He really should go away
The question is, how was this different from previous government attempts to track down inside sources who leaked secrets–as in the Valerie Plame/Scooter Libby fracas during the Bush Administration?
The Washington Post’s Jackson Diehl is usually a reliable, and responsible, advocate for neocon-ish policies in the Middle East. His column today is a rebuke to those trying to make the Benghazi tragedy into a scandal.
I may have swung a bit too hard, putting Barack Obama’s Administration in the same league as Franklin Roosevelt’s and Richard Nixon’s when it comes to the Internal Revenue Service. The situation remains a major embarrassment, though.
The Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups is outrageous. Those who did this should be fired immediately. That’s obvious.
Seems to me that Andrew Sullivan has nailed the import of the latest email revelations. But there is one point to note for future reference.
I spent last weekend watching 73 recent veterans, most of them wounded, begin a 6-month public service fellowship, sponsored by The Mission Continues, the excellent program run by former Navy SEAL, Rhodes Scholar and Time 100 …