Reagan & Matalin debate why Hagel is on defense over going to Defense. Since he's a wounded warrior who reflects the re-elected president's views -- with no John Tower problems -- he'll likely end up on top. NRA? Mary says ok to universal background checks but not "liberal shibboleths."
Disgraced former Assistant Secretary of State Elliot Abrams and thrice-failed GOP presidential candidate Bob Dole have both taken aim at the former House speaker, suggesting that he's "unfit" for the presidency.
It was only a matter of time before someone would emerge from the shadows to proclaim President Bush was responsible for the sudden flowering of revolution and democratic potential across the Middle East.
When U.S. politicians discuss critical Middle East matters, their remarks either display an ignorance of facts, are shaped more by political needs than reality, or are just plain dumb. Egypt provides a case in point.
The debacle in Iraq is not merely a result of errors in planning or poor decision-making. Soldiers are still risking their lives every day in Iraq, "combat" or no "combat," and many more will die for this policy our neo-con leaders handed down to us.
We at The Washington Note move retired USAF General Michael Hayden out of the "Curtis LeMay Today List" that we are beginning to compile -- and back on to the roster of reasonably sensible strategists.