DeSmogBlog has obtained emails via North Dakota's Open Records Statute revealing facts that could be interpreted as indicating that North Dakota Treasurer Kelly Schmidt broke State Investment Board ethics laws.
Speculation was rampant at a speech by Petraeus on Wednesday in New Hampshire. He pretty much put that to rest. "I will not ever run for political office." And, "I have no plans to go to Iowa or visit there before 2012."
The US must abandon the illusions that American well-being depends on shaping the affairs of other places wherever something happens that discomforts us; and that people in those places want us to take custody of their well-being.