Monthly Archives: July 2009

The Israeli ambassador is a dual national.

Michael Oren, Israel's ambassador to the US is a dual Israeli/US national.  I am curious to know if people think there is a conflict of interest inherent in that.  I first met him when he was a young IDF General … Continue reading

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National Journal Blog – 6 July 2009

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Macnamara died.

I used to see him in the Army and Navy Club in Washington, the one on Farragut Square.  He lunched there until he was well into his eighties.  I was always surprised at the emotion that the sight of him brought … Continue reading

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What’s with Biden?

  "Vice President Joe Biden signaled that the Obama administration would not stand in the way if Israel chose to attack Iran's nuclear facilities, even as the top U.S. military officer said any attack on Iran would be destabilizing. Biden's … Continue reading

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A Strange Weekend

– The ongoing hagiology developing around the death of Michael Jackson threatens to engulf the earth.  What's next, a national holiday, a state funeral with Jackson's flag draped casket carried up the stairs into the capitol rotunda by soldiers just … Continue reading

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Independence Day – 4 July, 2009

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Harper on Ross, Clinton et al

Dennis Ross: Goodbye and Good riddance. After much fussing around, and consulting with a wide range of Washington types, I am now convinced that we can lift our glasses and toast Dennis Ross' departure from his desk outside the principal's … Continue reading

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“Setting the Attack Record Straight” Murray

"Lo and behold, it was not the Egyptians attacking Liberty. It was our allies, the Israelis. Liberty was flying the largest American flag I had ever seen in my 26 years of service and her name was clearly visible on … Continue reading

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Regretfully, I have come to the conclusion that "Highlander" is a propagandist provocateur and therefore he is banned.  They can send in their next agent to join the ones already here. I don't have time for this nonsense.  pl

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General Jones delivers the mail

"National security adviser James L. Jones told U.S. military commanders here last week that the Obama administration wants to hold troop levels here flat for now, and focus instead on carrying out the previously approved strategy of increased economic development, … Continue reading

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