Archive for the ‘Barack Obama’ Category

Military Budget Cuts: No Big Deal or Excellent Opportunity?

Secretary Panetta is set to come out with his new “strategy” to offer his assessment on how to cut the military budget. The question remains: will it be the same old or will he have the courage to mandate what truly needs to be done to build a stellar military for America’s future national security […]

Today’s Take: Ten years after 9/11: Will we ever get beyond war?

It is often hard to gauge how a person will react during a crisis let alone one like September 11th. After such a destructive and devastating event, a person’s first instinct is to fight back hard and fast making whoever is in the way feel the agony. Punishment or revenge no matter who it affects […]

Today’s Take – As the World Turns

This week’s earthquake is all but a distant memory. After covering it incessantly for several hours, showing the horror of the tremor that knocked chairs over and shook the CNN newsroom, most news stations went back to their continuous coverage of “the almost fallen” “yet to fall” “inevitable fall” of Qaddafi and his regime in […]

Today’s Take – Muddle in the Middle East, GOP Gods and more…

The Muddled Middle East We start today with the news that one more repressive government, this time in Libya, is gone – well more or less. So far it seems as though The National Transition Council (NTC) spokesperson Mustafa Adel Jalil, is in control control and saying all the right things about equality, peace, justice […]

Netanyahu and the U.S. Congress: A Love Fest

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress this week to outline his plans for peace. It was, as expected, a love fest. Congress reacted to him like teenagers do to Beyonce and Lady GaGa. They drooled all over him. I couldn’t help thinking that if they salivated like that […]