Tag Archives: Benghazi

Who Do You Trust? — 18 June 2013

It is a fragile thing, trust.  It can take years to build up and yet it can be lost in a breathtakingly short time.  When it comes to government, loss of trust can harm the functioning of our democracy for … Continue reading

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Too Vast — 20 May 2013

I remember Candidate Obama saying in 2008, “it’s not whether government is too big or too little, it’s whether it works!”   This, of course, assumes a manager is in charge.  Unfortunately, President Obama is no manager, and his government … Continue reading

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All Politics All the Time — 13 May 2013

There are two disconcerting threads that connect the two hot stories in the news this week, the renewed (I would say, disgracefully belated) interest in the Benghazi terrorist attacks of last September 11, and the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups … Continue reading

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What Difference, At This Point, Does It Make? — 11 February 2013

Back in 2008, during the Democratic presidential primary contest, Hillary Clinton famously posed this question – “when the call comes at 3:00 am, who do you want answering it?” – the implication being that the inexperienced Barack Obama would not … Continue reading

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Bungle in Benghazi — 15 October 2012

The Obama administration’s growing calamity stemming from the Benghazi debacle threatens to become a major factor in the election. And well it should, because I count no fewer than four major scandals arising from the event, none of which bode … Continue reading

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The Potemkin Foreign Policy — 1 October 2012

In 1787, Grigory Potemkin, Russian minister and commander of the Crimean conquest, supposedly raised phony villages along the banks of the Dnieper River.  The idea was to fool his Empress, Catherine the Great, into thinking that her new Crimean lands … Continue reading

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