Man With A Plan

I remember taking the train to Wilmington to interview Joe Biden during a Senate recess in the mid-1990’s. Most of what I knew about him at the time I’d gleaned from Richard Ben Cramer’s outstanding book about the 1988 presidential campaign and the men who waged it, What It Takes. For those who haven’t read it and don’t know, Biden …

In the Arena In the Arena

Everyone Sounds Stupid About Iraq

Even Brent Scowcroft, who was right all along. He tells Stephanopoulos that he might favor more troops in Iraq to stop ethnic cleansing in Baghdad…then says he thinks it’s a bad idea for American troops to try to police a civil war–which means that he’s for and against the same thing. When Stephanopoulos catches him on this, Scowcroft …

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