Sen. John McCain on Sunday admitted he went a little overboard with his comparison of President Obama's handshake with Cuban President Raul Castro to former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's grasp of Adolf Hitler's hand.
Just five years ago, President Obama was one of the most popular figures in Europe, with favorability ratings hovering in the 80 percent to 90 percent range. He's not so cool in Europe anymore, though, as polls have shown an average slip in the double digits throughout the Continent.
Jesus Christ tops the list of the top 10 most significant figures in human history, as based on opinions circulated over Wikipedia over a span of months and as figured by a couple of computer scientists.
Many people take pride in defying the conventions of society. Those conventions of society are also known as civilization. Defying them wholesale means going back to barbarism. Barbarians with electronic devices are still barbarians.
I intend to send Secretary of State John Kerry an umbrella so that he can carry it about and more faithfully evoke his dapper mentor, Neville Chamberlain ("Iran deal: Two nuclear options in less than a week for Obama," Web, Nov. 24).
The British historian Frederick Taylor has written so brilliantly and incisively about Adolf Hitler that it is no surprise that he has turned his attention to the German economic meltdown generally credited with allowing that madman to take control of one of Europe's great nations.
The children's educational magazine Zayzafuna, sponsored by the Palestinian Authority, enlightens youngsters with Adolf Hitler's flair by wrongly attributing 10 quotes to the diseased dictator.
Was it madness, strategic illiteracy or personal sympathy for the Muslim Brotherhood that prompted Wednesday's startling announcement that President Obama has decided to slash American support to the Egyptian military? Whatever the rationale, his spectacularly ill-advised decision reverses a generation of American statecraft and threatens the peace of an already unstable region.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry pledged Sunday that the Obama administration will persuade Congress to authorize the use of military force in Syria, attempting to bolster his case with new information that traces of the deadly nerve gas sarin was found in Damascus.