Thursday, March 18, 2010

Soccer Dad - 031810

Soccer Dad

Posted: 18 Mar 2010 04:01 AM PDT
Robert Kagan argues that Israel shouldn't feel like it's been singled out. Israelis shouldn't feel that they have been singled out. In Britain, people are talking about the end of the "special relationship" with America and worrying that Obama has no great regard for the British, despite their ongoing sacrifices in Afghanistan. In France, President Nicolas Sarkozy has openly criticized Obama for months (and is finally being rewarded with a private dinner, presumably to mend fences). In Eastern and Central Europe, there has been fear since the administration canceled long-planned missile defense installations in Poland and the Czech Republic that...
Posted: 18 Mar 2010 04:01 AM PDT
Barack Obama in his "Rev. Wright" speech (two years ago exactly!): This is where we are right now. It's a racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years. Contrary to the claims of some of my critics, black and white, I have never been so naive as to believe that we can get beyond our racial divisions in a single election cycle, or with a single candidacy -- particularly a candidacy as imperfect as my own. I love the display of false humility with the adjective "imperfect," given that the rest of the speech is less a repudiation of Rev....

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