In the latest edition of the Real Douchebags of the Republican Congressional Caucus, Rep. Louis Gohmert of Texas, who may very well be the single dumbest person in the entire House (yeah, I know, there’s a lot of competition for that title) told unhinged Islamophobe Frank Gaffney that Obama is being advised by the Muslim …
Category Archive: Foreign Policy
Nov 30 2012
Oct 28 2012
The Daily Show had a great segment about the third and final debate, when Romney did his best impression of Obama and agreed with him on almost everything. Video below the fold.
Oct 24 2012
Darrell Issa, the powerful chairman of the House Oversight Committee, really needs to go. He has used his position for one partisan witch hunt after another and now, in his zeal to damage the Obama administration over the Benghazi attacks, has released documents revealing the identity of Libyans working with the U.S. government and exposed …
Oct 14 2012
Fred Kaplan joins the chorus of criticism aimed at Mitt Romney for his entirely substance-free speech at the Virginia Military Institute, which his campaign had billed in advance as a very important address that would spell out his firm grasp of the issues — and in reality did the exact opposite.
Oct 12 2012
Rachel Maddow had a very good segment on her show Monday night about Mitt Romney’s much-anticipated foreign policy speech at VMI. As I noted previously, it was almost entirely devoid of substance.
Oct 10 2012
Mitt Romney gave what was billed as a major speech during which he would stake his ground on foreign policy, an issue on which he has made several statements that any intelligent person would find, to say the least, embarrassing. You can read the whole speech here, but good luck finding much substance in it.
Sep 27 2012
While we certainly ought to be concerned about the influence of Islamist groups in those countries that overthrew their dictators during the Arab Spring, there is good news out of Libya, where the pro-democracy forces are fighting back against the Islamic reactionaries. Reuters reports:
Sep 20 2012
Sometimes it’s hard to tell which Rep. King is dumber or more dishonest, Steve King of Iowa or Peter King of New York. Here’s Peter King’s hypocritical reaction to the embassy attacks in Libya and Egypt, absurdly claiming that withdrawal of troops from Iraq caused them:
Sep 19 2012
Stanley Fish did an interview with Dinesh D’Souza about the subject of his documentary about President Obama and the idiotic notion that Obama’s “anti-colonialism” makes him hate America and seek to intentionally push the nation into decline. D’Souza claims that America is way better than all those bad old empires it replaced:
Jul 31 2012
Adolf Hitler was famously responsible for the bombing of London, but Mitt Romney’s trip to England resulted in a massive bombing IN London. It was an absolute disaster; he could hardly open his mouth without saying something irretrievably stupid and insulting. And as Andrew Sullivan points out, the conservative press has been virtually silent about …
Jul 02 2012
Reuters reports on more infighting between Romney’s many foreign policy advisers, with the divisions falling along the same lines that have long divided Republicans — neo-cons who almost never see a foreign war they don’t like against the more traditional realpolitik crowd.
Jun 29 2012
Foreign Policy magazine looks at a new study from a pair of Harvard scholars that concludes that the more food aid we send to troubled countries, the more violence in those countries increases — largely as a result of trying, successfully, to steal the food.
Jun 25 2012
I’m sure this will come as a huge shock to everyone, but Dick Cheney lied when he claimed that there was a link between Iraq and the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. No really, he did. I know, I know, Dick Cheney is known to be such an honest man, who could possibly …
Jun 21 2012
So when it comes to executive power and waging war, we have two major party candidates who both believe they can do pretty much anything they want, including bomb other countries who pose no threat to us, without bothering to get approval from Congress. Here’s Romney on Face the Nation:
Jun 14 2012
The absolutely deranged John Bolton just loves to put the lives of other people — and massive amounts of taxpayer money — on the line to fight the wars he likes. And there seems to be no limit to the wars he wants to fight. In a recent op-ed in the National Review, he argues …