Tag Archives: middle east

Caught with Pants Down


Funny cartoon by Chip Bok shows U.S. soldiers with their pants down in the Middle East

In The Washington Free Beacon¬†Matthew Continetti says, “foreign policy crises are metastasizing…And the United States is clueless. Its political class is reeling after its most celebrated general in decades resigned from his post as CIA director when the FBI exposed his affair with a journalist.”

Unlike scandals that bring down blowhard politicians, this one’s no fun for Washington Post editorial page editor Fred Hiatt. He gives an impressive account of the service of generals Petraeus and Allen.

Mistaken Identity

The week began with Newt becoming Obama and it ended with Obama becoming Bush.

Here’s Krauthammer on Obama’s Middle East speech and here’s Ignatius.

Food Fuel

Here’s a look at the problem from the Simon Nixon blog in yesterday’s WSJ.

The protests in Egypt, Tunisia and Jordan are all clearly rooted in deep political grievances against brutal dictatorships, but they have their origins in soaring food prices. The chart below from Absolute Strategy Research shows why: