WASHINGTON – What was the Islamic State thinking?
WASHINGTON – In his Islamic State speech, President Obama said many of the right things.
WASHINGTON – At his first press briefing after the beheading of American James Foley, President Obama stunned the assembled when he admitted that he had no strategy in Syria for confronting the Islamic State.
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is highly exercised about “inversion,”
WASHINGTON – Baghdad called President Obama’s bluff and he came through.
WASHINGTON – Leave it to Barack Obama’s own former secretary of state to acknowledge the fatal flaw of his foreign policy: a total absence of strategic thinking.
WASHINGTON – President Obama is impatient.
WASHINGTON – John Kerry is upset by heavy criticism from Israelis – left, right and center – of his recent cease-fire diplomacy. But that’s only half the story.
WASHINGTON – Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing.
WASHINGTON – As is his wont, President Obama is treating the border crisis – more than 50,000 unaccompanied children crossing illegally – as a public relations problem.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court this week admonished the Environmental Protection Agency for overreaching in regulating greenhouse gases.
WASHINGTON – Yes, it is true that there was no al-Qaeda in Iraq when George W. Bush took office.