100 Americans Dead This Month Alone in Iraq
100 Americans dead in Iraq this month and there is another day left. I wonder how many Iraqis are dying each month now. That statistic should be required reporting.
The next two years are going to be politically bloody and difficult ones for the nation and the world. There is a somewhat understandable, yet naive, hope that Democratic success in the coming election will somehow corner President Bush and his team into a more rational national security posture. To some degree this is true….
Vice President Cheney was off in Missouri yesterday (coincidence?) at a rally for the B-2 bomber forces at Whiteman Air Force Base. As usual, Cheney’s remarks reinforce mistaken notions about terrorism. He suggests to the bomber forces that only taking the fight to terrorists can turn the tide.
I have been working with my colleagues on a significant economic policy event that is taking place on Monday, 30 October 2006 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington. The schedule is here. Paul Krugman is opening the show and should be terrific. This meeting is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP….
This letter is interesting. Not sure that I’m on the same page as the American Foreign Service Association which has a beef that a new senior post created by Condi did not go to a career foreign service officer — but the nature of the public letter is provocative.
This morning, I am training it from Hamburg to Berlin where I’m going to have some meetings with senior German political and policy leaders today. Last night I spoke about the coming elections and US foreign policy at the University of Hamburg.