Post Archive

December 1, 2009

In a smart take on the West Point speech Fred Barnes observes: I couldn’t be the only person who thought Obama once again both scapegoated and...

Writing before Tuesday's speech Rich Lowry observed: In Obama’s long review, the fanciful suppositions of the war’s skeptics were systematically knocked down: No, the war couldn’t...

Max, others share your concern about the undue attention to the exit ramps. In a statement, Sen. John McCain praised the commitment of troops, but...

President Obama is giving General McChrystal about three-quarters of what he wants -- 30,000 of 40,000 troops. Thus it is appropriate that his speech was...

The speech was weirdly defensive and unduly solicitous of his left wing. Yes, we know he opposed the Iraq war and we know he'd rather...

With a touch of Camelot ( the Broadway show, that is): America -- we are passing through a time of great trial. And the message that...

Obama takes some dramatic license in recounting his record: I have spent this year renewing our alliances and forging new partnerships. And we have forged a...

He gets this right, and while self-evident to many conservatives, he takes the time to explain, presumably for the benefit of his liberal friends, that...

The heart of what Obama has to say is what we are about to do: We must deny al Qaeda a safe-haven. We must reverse the...

Obama seems unduly defensive, first making clear he really didn't commit himself in March: That’s why, shortly after taking office, I approved a long-standing request for...

The president provides a recap of 9/11 and the justification for fighting al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. He says we needn't go through the debate on Iraq....

The president will tell us how we are going to bring this war to "a successful conclusion." It seems "victory" still does not come easily...