The Obama administration got bin Laden through persistent intelligence gathering and well-coordinated military action. But now right-wing ideologues are trying to argue that the key to the success was torture.
The recent operation against Osama bin Laden has consumed much news coverage, and there have been specific and more opaque references to the amount of intelligence collection necessary to move to raid bin Laden's compound.
Documents released by WikiLeaks tell us that the State Department's Iran watchers are effectively replicating what the Bush Administration's widely discredited Office of Special Plans did with regard to Iraq.
There is only one enduring solution to the WikiLeaks problem and it is perhaps the goal of WikiLeaks, though this is sometimes hard to discern. Governments must close the divide between what they say, and what they do.
Young men and old men alike, from the Midwest, Rust Belt and Pacific Coast, with Anglo, Italiano and Latino last names, doing things that are undeniable moronic. Sorry, guys. The ladies have us dead to rights.
Even if New START is ratified before the Democrats' Senate majority significantly shrinks, it will not help advance nonproliferation advocates' long-term goals unless a lost consensus on arms control fundamentals is rebuilt first.