Gates says Afghanistan strategy on right track

KABUL (Reuters) – Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Wednesday he was convinced the war in Afghanistan was on the right track as he toured the country to assess Washington’s strategy for reversing the Taliban’s momentum. Read more

Capehart: Love Obama’s smack at the ‘sanctimonious’ left

As someone who frequently catches more hell from liberal Democrats than from conservative Republicans, I am completely sympathetic to President Obama’s exasperation at the “sanctimonious” folks in his party who cling to “unrealistic” “purist position[s].” He was at his best yesterday when he push… Read more…

Diehl: Obama’s double-or-nothing moment in the Middle East

The latest collapse of the Middle East peace process has underlined a reality that the Obama administration has resisted since it took office — that neither the current Israeli government nor the Palestinian Authority shares its passion for moving quickly toward a two-state settlement. And it ha… Read more…