Colin Powell was on "Larry King Live" last week — the day after Paris Hilton — and was talking about his life and politics in Washington.
Democrats should try doing a little research before launching gratuitous attacks on the Bush administration. For two weeks they have hammered Vice President Dick Cheney because his office does not comply with a 2003 executive order, under which the National Archives gathers information about the classification and declassification of national security materials. Mr. Cheney claims that the order does not apply because neither he nor his office are an executive branch "agency" or "entity." He's right, and his position is supported by the written opinion of the Clinton Justice Department.
Masters of disaster
Never has so little joy been expressed in what ought to be the joyful pursuit of Barry Bonds.
Turkey's top general said again last week he would like to cross Turkey's border with Iraq to strike terrorist camps of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK). Leaders of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AK Party (which its critics label "Islamist") have publicly suggested an incursion is possible before Turkey's July 22 general elections. Will Turkey shoot?
PELLA, Iowa — Sen. Barack Obama said yesterday he is confident in his ability to be president, harshly criticizing the Bush administration on the Iraq war and domestic policy during the second day of his swing through southeastern Iowa.
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday surprised the Bush administration again, proposing a new alternative to a planned U.S. missile defense system in Eastern Europe by offering to let the U.S. build a new radar facility in southern Russia.
The U.S. occupation of Iraq has lasted four years with no lack of criticism of the Bush administration's handling of the "war." President Bush's decision to "surge" U.S. troops in Iraq has created a firestorm. Republicans like Sen. Chuck Hagel have parted company with the president and have joined the Democrats calling for an Iraq troop withdraw.