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Elliot Abrams

BOTH SIDES NOW: Hagel and NRA on Defense -- Who Will Prevail?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgReagan & 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."

Desperate to Eliminate Gingrich, GOP Turns to Loyal Henchmen

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

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.

Declassified Memo Will Be Used Against Dictators In Baby Stealing Case

AP | By MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 12.22.2011 | World

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- A long-classified memo describing a secret meeting between diplomats in a clubby Washington restaurant has become key evide...

Andrea Stone

Neoconservatism Isn't Dead -- In Fact, It's Prepping For A Comeback

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

The Republican Party is divided like never before on the issue of U.S. foreign policy, with rifts over foreign engagement, Pentagon budgeting and the ...

So You Say You Want A Revolution?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cliff Schecter

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.

Politics and Nonsense on Egypt

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

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.

An Unsanitized Look at the Origins of the Iraq War

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

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.

Take Michael Hayden Off the "Curtis LeMay Today List"

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

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.

Elliott Abrams Giving Advice On The Middle East Is Like BP Giving Advice On Capping Oil Wells

Matthew Duss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matthew Duss

It really must be understood how ridiculous it is for Elliott Abrams to presume to criticize the Obama administration for its handling of the Israel-Palestine file.

The Obama-Likud Staredown: Who's Going to Blink?

Amjad Atallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amjad Atallah

Let's hope that the US does a better job in earning Israel's respect than the Palestinians have in their negotiations thus far.

President Obama Hits All the Right Notes in Cairo

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph A. Palermo

President Barack Obama's speech today in Cairo hit all of the right notes and was exactly what he needed to say after eight years of saber rattling, r...