How Quickly Things Go To Hell…

In spare, yet elegant language Winston Churchill, determined to tell his story of the second Great War in his lifetime, wrote about this...

How Quickly Things Go To Hell…

In spare, yet elegant language Winston Churchill, determined to tell his story of the second Great War in his lifetime, wrote about this...

Stop, Think and Ask “What If…”

According to the Financial Times, Michael Gove, a champion of Britain’s exit from the European Union and now a candidate for prime...

Stop, Think and Ask “What If…”

According to the Financial Times, Michael Gove, a champion of Britain’s exit from the European Union and now a candidate for prime...

Fear Itself…

Obama’s response to the attacks also raises a more political question: Why hasn’t a man known for his rhetorical gifts done more to...

Fear Itself…

Obama’s response to the attacks also raises a more political question: Why hasn’t a man known for his rhetorical gifts done more to...

Just Say No…

By all accounts Barack Obama has his work cut out for him convincing Congressional Republicans – and some Democrats – that his proposed...

Just Say No…

By all accounts Barack Obama has his work cut out for him convincing Congressional Republicans – and some Democrats – that his proposed...

Just the Beginning

Gall bladder surgery in the 1960’s was a far different operation than it has become more recently and often resulted in several days in...

High Popalorum, Low Popahirum

One of my Long favorites: “The Democratic Party and the Republican Party were just like the old patent medicine drummer that used to come...

Graveyard of Empires

Young Winston wrote from the British cavalry barracks in Bangalore where he was stationed as part of his deployment to the part of the...

War and Congress

The FBI followed him, particularly after he criticized Roosevelt’s foreign policy prior to American entry into World War II. His...

Obama the Warrior

One of the great strategies in politics is to take your opponent’s greatest strength and turn that advantage  into a liability. It’s not...

Reflections

Amid the tenth anniversary reflections over the terror attacks on New York and Washington there is much to ponder, remember and regret,...

Obama’s Wars

In May of this year, as Woodward tells it, months after the President’s national security team had coalesced around the current...

Firing Generals

When I first heard about and then read Gen. Stanley McCrystal’s comments about President Obama and some of his top advisers, I thought of...

Firing Generals

When I first heard about and then read Gen. Stanley McCrystal’s comments about President Obama and some of his top advisers, I thought of...

Obama’s War

I have a clear memory of an old basketball coach from high school who preached a simple strategy. Coach would say when someone was trying...

Winston’s Birthday

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born on this day in 1874. The world has not been the same since. In any one of a half dozen...

Dithering or a Strategy?

Within the stark building that houses the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa – perhaps the most anti-war war museum I’ve ever visited – is a...