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Read Hillary Clinton’s Speech to AIPAC | TIME

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“And here is a third choice. Will we keep working toward a negotiated peace or lose forever the goal of two states for two peoples? Despite many setbacks, I remain convinced that peace…

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Hillary Clinton and Other Candidates on Counterterrorism – The New York Times

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After the Brussels attacks, the G.O.P. front-runners offered bravado, while Clinton articulated a sensible approach to counterterrorism. Source: Hillary Clinton and Other Candidates on Counterterrorism – The New York Times David Lindsay Hamden,…

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Does Obama Have This Right? –  by Tom Friedman, the New York Times

“We and the E.U. together have got to think about how to create safe places in Libya and Syria to stem the refugee tide before it breaks the E.U. History will not be kind to Obama if he just turns … Continue reading

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The Many Mideast Solutions – By Tom Friedman, The New York Times

  Tom Friedman, doesn’t say what he is for, but he infers an enormous respect for Barack Obama’s caution and reticence in diving into a quagmire that is getting worse, not better. “Meanwhile, a no-state Syria — a Syria that … Continue reading

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America’s Syrian Shame – by Roger Cohen, The New York Times

Putin’s policy is hard to distinguish from Obama’s. America’s capitulation is complete, with appalling results. Source: America’s Syrian Shame – The New York Times   I find the comments critical of Roger Cohen’s analysis more convincing than the comments of … Continue reading

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Diplomacy and Sanctions, Yes. Left Unspoken on Iran? Sabotage. – The New York Times

“WASHINGTON — President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have a simple explanation for their surprising success in getting Iran to dismantle much of its nuclear infrastructure, ship out 98 percent of its nuclear fuel and release five American … Continue reading

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The Limits of American Realism – Roger Cohen, The New York Times

“Is realism really, really what America wants as the cornerstone of its foreign policy?Stephen M. Walt, a professor of international affairs at Harvard University, has an eloquent ode to realism in Foreign Policy magazine. He argues that, with realism as … Continue reading

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The Iraq war, based on lies, was more than a mistake. nytimes.com|By Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman on our invasion of Iraq: “The fraudulence of the case for war was actually obvious even at the time: the ever-shifting arguments for an unchanging goal were a dead giveaway. So were the word games — the talk … Continue reading

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NATO should initiate a No Fly Zone and Protection area in the north of Syria for four million Syrian refugees.

Just a few days ago, the NY Times reported that four million refugees wanted to leave Syria for safer havens. The problem is that the Europeans and Americans don’t want these people.  Should the United States and its NATO allies … Continue reading

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Video of Tom Friedman interviewing President Barack Obama.

This is the whole interview on video, 46 minutes. Not for all, but excellent. Friedman identifies an Obama Doctrine, from strength, engage your enemies in negotiations. Obama has recreated relations with Burma and Cuba. Iran is a bigger enemy to … Continue reading

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