Are Hezbollah/Qods the New Top U.S. Terror Threat?
From the report that spurred one of the headlines below:
In July 2012, NCTC director Matthew Olsen warned that while Iran and Hizballah had not yet hit targets in the United States, U.S. officials worry that could soon change. “We’…
What’s ‘The Very Best Thing’ About the Hagel Pick?
Because the subscribers seem to enjoy it, one more bit from today’s Morning Jolt:
Richard Cohen, hits the Washington Post op-ed page this morning with a heaping serving of conventional wisdom and gobbledygook on the president’s nomination …
A Growing Consensus to Ground Chuck?
From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt:
The Anti-Bagel Hagel
Resolved: if confirmed, Chuck Hagel is going to make a lot of decisions that will irritate conservatives, Republicans, and friends of Israel.
And maybe some folks outside those groups …
Obama’s Mistake Is Much Bigger Than an ‘Ally’ Gaffe
Allow me to deviate slightly from the emerging consensus that President Obama stepped in it mightily when he said that “I don’t think we would consider them an ally, but we don’t consider them an enemy.”
How would …
Schumer Jumps on Board the Chuck Wagon
The midweek edition of the Morning Jolt looks at The Atlantic’s troublesome new advertiser, how the media chooses to cover the NRA, and then this development, sapping a confirmation fight of some of its drama . . .
Chuck Schumer Saves Chuck …
Chuck Hagel, the Conditional Secretary of Defense?
One simple question for the upcoming Hagel hearings: would a Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel be willing to order U.S. forces to either assist Israel in a strike on Iranian nuclear facilities, or order U.S. forces to execute …
Obama Regretted His ‘Muted’ Early Stance on Iran
This morning, The New York Times offers a lengthy look at President Obama’s relationship with leaders in the Arab world, full of revealing detail. It never quite comes out and explicitly says the president’s approach has failed, but …