Tomorrow Morning: Check out SOTU Reactions from William Odom, Joseph Biden, Ali Allawi and others

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Early tomorrow morning, National Interest Online will feature an interesting line-up of fast action respondents to the foreign policy dimensions of the President’s speech tonight.
The line-up thus far is:

Ali Allawi, former Iraqi Minister of Defense
Senator Joseph Biden, Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
General William Odom, former Director, National Security Agency
Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Editor, The National Interest
Alexis Debat, Senior Fellow, Nixon Center and counter-terrorism consultant, ABC News
Geoffrey Kemp, Director/Regional Strategic Programs, Nixon Center and former Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan for the Middle East, National Security Council
Steven Clemons, Director, American Strategy Program, New America Foundation and publisher, TheWashingtonNote.com

Each of these folks — including this blogger — is committed to a ‘to the point’ 200-word missive by 8 am tomorrow morning.
— Steve Clemons

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3 comments on “Tomorrow Morning: Check out SOTU Reactions from William Odom, Joseph Biden, Ali Allawi and others

  1. Carroll says:

    “Bush doesn’t seem to get that one can’t establish a Palestinian state without simultaneously negotiating with the Syrians. He doesn’t seem to get that knocking back Iran’s pretensions in the region requires a rapprochement with Syria to put distance between Assad and Iran. He doesn’t seem to get that none of the major objectives we have in the region are possible without the robust support of Russia and China, two states we are not tending very well.”
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Well…the rest of the world seems to get that the USA isn’t needed, it’s only a problem, and I think they have all decided to move on those problems + their own, without Uncle Sam…at least according to what I am reading from the Davos coverage….in other words, thanks for the lessons in gobal capitalism Sammy…we can take ti from here…see ya around.

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  2. Carroll says:

    “Bush doesn’t seem to get that one can’t establish a Palestinian state without simultaneously negotiating with the Syrians. He doesn’t seem to get that knocking back Iran’s pretensions in the region requires a rapprochement with Syria to put distance between Assad and Iran. He doesn’t seem to get that none of the major objectives we have in the region are possible without the robust support of Russia and China, two states we are not tending very well.”
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Well…the rest of the world seems to get that the USA isn’t needed, it’s only a problem, and I think they have all decided to move on those problems + their own, without Uncle Sam…at least according to what I am reading from the Davos coverage….in other words, thanks for the lessons in gobal capitalism Sammy…we can take ti from here…see ya around.

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  3. PUBLIUS says:

    Bottom line for Iran: war in the absence of a priori capitulation to Bush administration demands.
    In Rovian language for domestic politics, this means “we create our own reality.”

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