Posts Tagged ‘ middle east ’

Trump the Tyrant, deliverer of peace?

September 20, 2020
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It was pre-9/11 America and I was doing a part time gig for The New York Times digital division. Yes, that New York Times. Back then the internet wasn’t even ten years old.  Amazon and EBay were barely kindergarteners and Google was but a baby brother. It was in that context, that after the...

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The Obama foreign policy in two words: Fallujah Falls

January 8, 2014
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The Obama foreign policy in two words:  Fallujah Falls

The headline Saturday morning read simply:  Fallujah Falls.  And in those two words, the sum of American foreign policy these past five years. On Friday, February 27th, 2009, a newly elected Barack Obama stood before thousands of Marines at Camp Lejeune, N.C. and declared: “Every nation and every group must know, whether you wish...

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