I Told You So (Chuck Hagel Edition)

Chuck Hagel was never cut out to be secretary of defense. I wrote as much. Repeatedly (just scroll down, and you will see). Hagel was selected because he was deemed the ideal secretary of defense to preside over declining Pentagon budgets and a declining American presence on the world stage, and astonishingly enough, he was also …

Wasn’t the Obama Administration Supposed to Improve the Conduct of American Foreign Policy?

I could swear that was the promise back in 2008. I could also swear that the president claimed to have delivered on that promise when he ran for re-election. And yet . . . When President Obama, after months of equivocation over how to respond to the takeover of parts of Iraq and Syria by …

The Word You Are Looking For Is “Insubordination”

Having read this story, I assume that in defying "the White House" on Egypt policy, John Kerry isn't just defying Susan Rice. He is also defying the president of the United States, a.k.a. John Kerry's boss. There certainly isn't anything in the Daily Beast story indicating that the president backs Kerry on his dispute with …