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Entries by Dr. Charles G. Cogan from 05/2012

The Controversy Over the bin Laden Raid Anniversary: The Real Contrast Is Between Obama and Carter

| Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

As the one who was in charge of the CIA side of the attempted hostage rescue mission in Iran in 1980, what jumps out at me from a reading of a two-part piece in Time is the feeling that Barack Obama would have gone ahead with the operation that Jimmy Carter called off.

Sarko: Nothing Became Him Like the Manner of His Leaving

| Posted 05.15.2012 | World

For all the downsides of style and temperament, which in the final analysis did him in, there were moments during the Sarkozy presidency when he made France count on the world scene.

It Plays Well in Tel Aviv, But How Does It Play in Peoria?

| Posted 05.21.2012 | World

As an inveterate reader of the New York Times, I woke up on the morning of May 18th to learn that planning for an attack on Iran has been done already...

"A Revolution Needed to Be Waged and a Union Needed to Be Saved"

| Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics
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These were the words of America's first black president, Barack Obama, as he praised those who had "left their homes and took up arms." The occasion ...