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Entries by Taylor Marsh from 10/2009

Israel's Pines-Paz Ignores Facts on Iran

| Posted 10.01.2009 | World

After listening to Israeli Labor party MK Ophir Pines-Paz speak and answer questions, it seems clear that Pines-Paz does not understand Iran, though he's clearly not alone.

What Next in Afghanistan?

| Posted 10.05.2009 | World

Afghanistan is now up to Obama, with his decision fateful on many fronts. Biden's got it wrong, no matter how learned his position to be. But so does John McCain.

Why Was Obama Awarded the Nobel?

| Posted 10.09.2009 | World

Beyond the Bush tailspin, why was Obama awarded the Nobel? For his outreach to the Muslim community, his charge on nuclear nonproliferation, and his determination to help Afghans help themselves.

Don't Blame Obama for Creigh Deeds

| Posted 10.14.2009 | Politics

The real problem for Democrats is that by choosing Creigh Deeds they've diluted the Democratic brand as far as it can go. Let's face it, Deeds is no Jim Webb.

Disgruntled Democrats

| Posted 10.18.2009 | Politics

A Democratic congressional majority plus the presidency is a wonderful thing, but only if you use the power to implement policies you pledged to enact.

Richard Holbrooke: 'Administration Worked Seamlessly' on Runoff Agreement

| Posted 10.22.2009 | Politics

Holbrooke said that we got Karzai to agree to the runoff "by the skin" of our teeth, by "this much," changing metaphors and holding up two fingers to show less than an inch.

What We Owe Afghanistan

| Posted 10.28.2009 | World

As it now stands, the Afghan women are worse off today than they were when the Taliban reigned. We cannot leave it at that, or Afghanistan will become even more of a corrupt mess.

From Caucus Room, Sen. Levin Slams Dick Cheney

| Posted 10.30.2009 | World

All that Afghanistan needs is more troops, according to the Krauthammer crew. Well, yesterday, Sen. Levin, the last to speak at the event, made a point of putting them in their place.