Mark Warner May Say NO to Presidential Run



This is a bit of a disappointment as Warner would have given any Senate-based challenger for the Democratic presidential nomination a real fight. In Tokyo, some folks are already asking what this means for Hillary and John McCain. More later.

Fareed Zakaria: “Iraq is Now a Civil War”



Fareed Zakaria captures clearly the consequences that have been wrought from America’s misguided adventure. Zakaria writes: Iraq is now in a civil war. Thirty thousand Iraqis have died there in the past three years, more than in many other conflicts widely recognized as civil wars.

Al Franken Tomorrow; Japan Wednesday



Just a quick TWN alert. I will be talking about North Korea and Northeast Asian security issues on Air America’s Al Franken Show tomorrow (Tuesday) at 1 p.m. On Wednesday morning, I’m flying to Chicago for a brief meeting and then to Tokyo — arriving Thursday afternoon in Japan and staying until the following Tuesday….