This is stunning, seeing the standing ovations in the face of the National Security Advisor at AIPAC…
But it’s also amazing how Rice has become a complete copy and parrot of her boss.. the tone, words, body language, melody of sentences.. it’s identical..
And the third thing is a factual and problematic error in her speech.. as to permanently deny Iran to pursue peaceful nuclear energy could indeed be a starting negotiating position.. it’s not realistic, but that is the nature of negotiating.. which Obama has never understood or accepted.. right from his first clumsy efforts on passing a domestic stimulus package back in 2009….
White House national security advisor Susan Rice earned rousing applause during her speech before the American-Israeli Political Action Committee on Monday — but they weren’t in support for Obama administration policies.
Speaking one day before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress, Rice sought to convince the conservative group that negotiations with Iran are the best policy to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran and avoid a war.
Just call it an "Outsourcing Deal", and people will start paying attention….
Adding to the chorus of protest over President Barack Obama’s push for a controversial new trade pact with Asia, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sounded off on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and accused mainstream media of not covering what could be one of the biggest trade agreements in history.
“The major television networks are not covering the TPP. Incredible as it may sound, this trade agreement—the largest trade agreement in the history of the United States of America—has received virtually no coverage, no coverage, on the major networks,” Sanders said from the Senate floor on Thursday.
A much larger problem on display through this contentious Bibi visit, which in itself is just one of many symptoms of a much larger issue, is the consistent lack of a hand on the wheel from the sole superpower in the world.. it’s confusing for everyone, it creates unnecessary power vacuums, and it provokes random and dangerous power grabs the upsets balances and boosts tensions..
And once people start to push their boundaries.. it becomes a self-feeding game of strengthening excitement and “glorious opportunities”..
WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday opened his high-profile visit to the American capital by playing down any personal dispute with President Obama, but he said that he had a “moral obligation” to warn against the dangers of an American-brokered nuclear deal with Iran.
Previewing his hotly disputed address to Congress, which is scheduled for Tuesday, Mr. Netanyahu said at the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee that he was grateful to Mr. Obama and the United States for their support over the years and never meant to inject partisan politics into the relationship.
This picture says way too much..
The Russians are feeling strong and confident and dictating the terms.. Kerry saying “pleeeeease pleeeeaaaase be nice”..
GENEVA – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Monday with his Russian counterpart in what appeared to be less than amicable talks amid continuing tensions over Ukraine and American calls for a full probe into the murder of a prominent opposition figure in Moscow.
Kerry and Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke for roughly 80 minutes at a Geneva hotel, according to the State Department, which did not immediately provide details of the discussion. Kerry said in a tweet that they talked about Ukraine, Syria and ongoing negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.
But in a change from their usual cordial encounters for cameras, neither man smiled or spoke substantively as they shook hands at the start of the talks that took place less than a week after Kerry told Congress that Russian officials have lied to his face about Moscow’s role in Ukraine.
Just a couple of words about this supposedly “deal” with Obama and Iran.. who in the world thinks that this will be any kind of achievement or effective means of making policy in the region.. Obama has always given away the store… not one clear achievement of effective diplomacy to show for after six years.. constantly being snubbed and pushed around..
It’s just embarrassing.. and damaging…
WASHINGTON — They have spent long hours alone together. They exchange private emails. Their walk along the Rhone River in Geneva in January so unnerved hard-line lawmakers in Tehran that they signed a petition fretting about the duo’s unseemly “intimacy.”
On Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Switzerland to meet again with Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister who earned a Ph.D in international law and policy from the University of Denver, to try to negotiate the very accord that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel arrived in Washington that same day to denounce.
As the deadline approaches for what could be one of the most important and divisive international agreements in decades, Mr. Kerry has become a driving force behind the complicated, seven-nation talks to limit Iran’s nuclear program. But with so much at stake, Mr. Kerry’s relentless negotiating style and determination to engage with Mr. Zarif have become part of the debate.
A little challenge to Hillary there.. nice..
Warren has a crisp and effective language..
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is taking a wait-and-see approach to whether Hillary Clinton will champion progressive issues during her campaign.
Warren was asked by MSNBC’s Rev. Al Sharpton on Tuesday whether she thought Clinton would be a “progressive warrior.” Here’s the exchange:
“Sharpton: A lot of progressives have questions about whether she’ll be a progressive warrior. What would you say to them?
Warren: Ya know, I think that’s what we’ve got to see. I want to hear what she wants to run on and what she says she wants to do—that’s what campaigns are supposed to be about.“
“Grand Canyon National Park Cloud Inversion from Desert View” by Grand Canyon National Park
This suddenly looks a bit serious.. and might drag him down.. it’s not a Brian Williams.. but it’s not nothing either.. And social media has its own dynamics..
Buenos Aires was neither a “war zone” nor a “combat situation” after Argentina surrendered to Britain in the Falklands War, says one of Bill O’Reilly’s former colleagues at CBS who was with him in the capital at the time.
“It was an ‘expense account zone,’” writes Eric Jon Engberg, a retired CBS correspondent, in a Facebook post. “We — meaning the American networks — were all in the same, modern hotel and we never saw any troops, casualties or weapons.”