What About Us, Mr. President? No Japanese? And We Have Our Troops With You in Iraq. . .

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The State Department website is going to “audio stream” tonight’s State of the Union address by President Bush in several languagues. From a State Department release: President George W. Bush will deliver the annual State of the Union Address to a Joint Session of Congress, Tuesday, January 31, 2006. The Department of State will provide live audio streams of the State of the Union Address at 9:00 pm EST (0200 GMT) in the following languages: English, Arabic, Farsi, Bahasa Indonesian,…

New PIPA Poll Has Disturbing Message about “Real State of the Union In Iraq”: By TWN’s Count, 62% of non-Kurdish Iraqis Support Attacks on U.S. Troops

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Today, the Program on International Policy Attitudes is releasing a new World Public Opinion poll on Iraqi public opinion. Here are the poll results. Among the findings: The poll has found that 80% of Iraqis believe that the U.S. plans to have permanent military bases in Iraq. 76% thought America would not withdraw if asked. 70% want Americans to be asked to withdraw in a time-line from within six months to two years. 47% of all Iraqis approve of attacks…

“Real State of U.S. Foreign Policy 2006” — Airing on C-Span at 8 p.m.

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I don’t have much time at the moment, but I have been told that all or part of our morning forum, “The Real State of U.S. Foreign Policy 2006” will be airing on C-Span just after 8 p.m. C-Span will probably air the progam in segments as there were four sections to the conference (yours truly haunts all of them — but is primarily in the first). On other fronts, this is sad news. I have mixed feelings about this…

Bipartisan Message In <em>New York Times</em> Tomorrow Designed to Scare: Is a High Fear America the Only Thing That Will Bring Americans Together?

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Truth in advertising. I have friends involved with the Partnership for a Secure America ad posted above, which will appear as a purchased full page in tomorrow’s New York Times. This ad and what it represents will be one of the primary topics of my speech tomorrow at the “Real State of U.S. Foreign Policy 2006” conference starting at 9 a.m. and taking place in SD-G50 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. The conference can be watched on C-Span 3…

George Stephanopoulos Queries Obama on Harry Reid’s “Draw a Line Strategy” on Ethics Reform

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Today, on This Week with George Staphanopoulos, Senator Barack Obama was queried on whether he was ‘the unnamed Senator’ mentioned by Senator Harry Reid in a blogger conference call, on which TWN reported several days ago. The quote that Stephanopoulos highlighted was: “(A)n unnamed Democratic Senator had come to him with a proposal on “ethics reform” ala Abramoff that could be bi-partisan. Reid told this person that this was the wrong time to be engaged in construtive “reform” proposals with…

C-Span Will Cover “Real State of U.S. Foreign Policy 2006” Conference — LIVE on Monday, 30 January

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Here is the final schedule for Monday’s forum that my colleagues and I have organized titled “The Real State of U.S. Foreign Policy 2006“. The meeting will take place from 8:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. on Monday, January 30th, in the SD-G50 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Among those speaking are General Wesley Clark, former National Review Editor-in-Chief and Hudson Institute Senior Fellow John O’Sullivan, TWN blogger and New America Foundation foreign policy programs director Steve Clemons, CNN Terrorism…

Hamas Projected to Win 40% of Ballots in Today’s Palestinian Elections: Unofficial Israeli Leadership Drew the Line of Acceptability at 30% — Stress Ahead

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We learned in the last U.S. presidential election that one has to tiptoe carefully through exit polls, which are often wrong and distracting, but this news out of the Palestinian election rings true to me. If anything, the Palestinians may even perform better than figures being released because of the cohesiveness of their party list. Some exit polls are showing that Hamas placed a close 2nd, behind Fatah, in the election — garnering about 40% of the popular vote. The…

Bartlesville Promotion of <em>TWN</em>: Nice Surprise

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I really like Bartlesville, Oklahoma — a small town there just 35 miles north of Tulsa. I was actually born in Salina, Kansas at a military hospital there, but I’ve always considered Bartlesville the anchor spot of my family even though I have lived practically everywhere else as an Air Force brat other than Bartlesville (except on long vacations). The picture above is of my great-grandfather, William Franklin Clemons, who was one of the early ministers in Bartlesville and his…