It is possible that President Obama is reverting back to a new version of Wilsonian diplomacy in order to let the Arab world sort itself out, instead of directly affecting the outcome with U.S. intervention.
"After a 93-year quest," Johnson's supporters believe they have finally built an "ironclad case" to award the Medal of Honor posthumously to Sgt. Henry Johnson, an African-American hero who "fought with uncommon bravery in World War I."
The Iraq War is now in its eighth year -- and the costs, in personal, economic and political terms, are staggering. But translating the existential aspects of war demands a sensitive dramatist like Rajiv Joseph.
President Obama and Vice President Biden this week paid an unannounced visit to Arlington National Cemetery to offer the thanks of a grateful nation for the service of Frank Buckles. It is altogether fitting and proper that they should do this.
Until our national debate genuinely focuses on what is truly a threat to our national security, opposing a war and supporting the troops will continue to be an oxymoron in the eyes of so many decent Americans.