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



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….

Patrick Fitzgerald Hammers Cheney in Opening Salvo



Wow. This just from MSNBC news alert: WASHINGTON — Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald used his opening statement in the CIA leak trial Tuesday to allege that Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff lied about Cheney’s early involvement in the disclosure of a spy’s identity.

Hillary Clinton Innovates New Model for “State of the Union” Address



Last night, I watched Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s first “Conversation” with Americans over the internet. There are three more sessions — one tonight at 7 pm just before the President’s State of the Union address (ouch!) and then on January 23rd and 24th, all 30 minutes long.

Israel Organizes Quite A “Watering Hole” Event



Is it just a plain old conference — or is there other stuff going on at this hyper-well attended assembly organized this week in Herziliya? Gideon Rachman of the Financial Times reports in his blog that the following mix of Luke Skywalkers and Darth Vaders (many more Darth Vaders) attended a meeting at a coastal…