Monthly Archives: December 2009

Live blogging Obama’s Speech on Afghanistan

8:00 We’re watching the NBC feed.  Note that by speaking from West Point, he’s likely to have a receptive audience (at least superficially)!  No one is likely to yell, “You lie!” Will he reference his predecessor in describing the country’s … Continue reading

Previewing Tonight’s Speech: Why Obama Adopted the Surge Strategy

At this point, just hours before Barack Obama goes on national television to announce his strategy in Afghanistan, the details of his plan have already been leaked.  Long time readers of this blog will not be surprised to see that … Continue reading