Bill Richardson: Superman!?



I’ve always respected Bill Richardson‘s diverse public service background and his ability to work out deals with global thugs. But just truth in advertising, I’ve not been supportive of his ambitions to get the keys to the White House. I would like to see him serve in a senior position in the next government, however….

Were Musharraf and Bhutto Secretly Arranging a Detente?



Harlan Ullman is a defense strategist best known as the conceptual architect of the “shock and awe” military strategy. He is also a strident critic of the Bush administration. And he was one of Benazir Bhutto’s closest friends and advisers in Washington.

Where the Bloomberg-Hagel Scenario Might Fit In



I have just had an interesting discussion with someone close to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. This person says that Bloomberg isn’t giving away anything regarding whether he might run for the presidency — or whether he’ll pour into concrete his non-denial denials.

Open Note to the Presidential Candidates on What Leadership Might Look Like



If this is a time of policy and not politics — prove it. Work together. Pakistan is in confusion about its future — and whether we want to admit it or not — America has real stakes in the course Pakistan takes and very, very few options in affecting that course.

Did Biden, Dodd and Edwards Kill Bhutto Too?



Obama Campaign Chief Political Strategist David Axelrod What the hell is Obama chief political strategist David Axelrod doing? Nearly all of the major papers and a good slug of blogs have noted with some surprise his comment that Hillary Clinton bore some responsibility for Benazir Bhutto’s demise.