Robert Morrison is a former senior policy analyst in Washington think-tanks who worked in the Reagan administration. He also served as a Coast Guard Russian interpreter in the Bering Sea and taught diplomatic history to nuclear submariners.
Robert Kennedy had rejected the anti-Semitism of his father, Ambassador Joe Kennedy, and had pledged to send 50 jet fighters to Israel to help that small, embattled country survive in a sea of enemies. For that, he would pay with his life.
The increasingly frail 41st President of the United States surely deserves a Nobel Prize for Peace for his enlightened and, yes, prudent diplomacy in a dangerous era. Not only did he guide the world toward German reunification, he carefully avoided “dancing on the Berlin Wall.”
Convicted mass murderer Nidal Hasan sits in a federal military prison. It is nearly three years since a court martial sentenced him to death. That stark fact advertises the utter lack of seriousness of this administration about the war on terrorists. And it illustrates the moral confusion of the Left in Europe—and here.
President Barack Obama evoked howls of disapproval from his opponents when, in early 2009, he bowed before King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz, the absolute ruler of Saudi Arabia. This high profile encounter—the President was attending a G-20 Summit in London—provided a marked contrast with the almost entirely overlooked first meeting of a President and the monarch of the Desert Kingdom.