August 26, 2013
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Three years later, a flattened Afghan village reflects on U.S. bombardment.
UPDATE: “Smart Diplomacy:” The Associated Press Notices that Obama Is A Failure. “In some cases, the current climate has been driven by factors outside the White House’s control. But missteps by the president also are to blame, say foreign policy analysts, including some who worked for the Obama administration. Among them: miscalculating the fallout from the Arab Spring uprisings, publicly setting unrealistic expectations for improved ties with Russia and a reactive decision-making process that can leave the White House appearing to veer from crisis to crisis without a broader strategy.”