The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

U.S. Allies Like Poland Deserve Better Than #OccupyResoluteDesk

by Smitty Hinderaker has the right of it: This deserves to be a major news story. Perhaps it would be, if America’s reporters and editors weren’t so busy working on the Obama campaign. The topic? Reflecting Warsaw’s long-standing anger over the 2009 cancellation of a controversial Bush-era anti-ballistic missile system President Bronislaw Komorowski said Poland […]

There Are Still 5 A’s in ‘RAAAAACISM!’

At least in English. The Polish translation, I’m not sure: Linda Wertheimer, National Public Radio: So today [Mitt Romney is in] Poland. Why is he stopping in Poland. What does he hope to accomplish with that? Cokie Roberts: Well, I think part of it was a desire to portray President Obama as something of a […]

Not Ashamed Of My Country, But ‘Choom-Ba-Yah Diplomacy’ Makes Me Cringe

by Smitty Via The Tatler, the National Review: Administration officials told the Journal that Walesa is too “political.” A man who was arrested by Soviet officials for dissenting against the government for being “political” is being shunned by the United States of America for the same reason 30 years later. Meanwhile, one of the recipients […]

Pole Position: Phoning It In Insufficient

by Smitty HotAir reports that our perpetually potted President may have some difficulty getting the Polish feathers unruffled with the standard Choom-Ba-Yah approach to diplomacy. Everybody seems to think that this is just some minor gaff. However, when you consider past rhetorical flourishes like Acheson’s speech that preceded the Korean War, the wobbly nature of the […]