Tag Archives: National Security

Muslim Brotherhood Ties to GOP?

A heavyweight lineup of former national security officials banded together late Tuesday to accuse Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) president Grover Norquist and high-ranking GOP political operative Suhail Khan of connections to the Muslim Brotherhood.

The officials authored a 45-page dossier on the issue to Cleta Mitchell, the top lawyer for the American Conservatives’ Union who in 2011 cleared Norquist of the allegations initially brought by former high-ranking Reagan official Frank Gaffney...

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Ineptitude at the Top

Notice the thread running through these episodes. In each one, Obama and his administration sought one thing and got another. They produced unintended consequences. In domestic policy, this would merely be unfortunate. In carrying out national security policy, unintended consequences are dangerous at best, catastrophic at worst...

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The Consequences of Obama’s Likely Loss on Syria

One effect will be to punish Obama for once leading the anti-war movement as U.S. troops were fighting difficult battles in Iraq. After all, Congress will merely be holding him to the standard he set for his predecessor--that the U.S. should not defy the UN or the international community, and that the president should not order an attack absent"an actual or imminent threat." It is only just that Obama be hoisted by his own petard...

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