WASHINGTON - Yes, it is true that there was no al-Qaida in Iraq when George W. Bush took office. But it is equally true that there was essentially no al-Qaida in Iraq remaining when Barack Obama took office.
The recent return to U.S. military control of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is curiously similar to the case of another American serviceman who spent years either as a collaborator with, or a prisoner of, enemy forces before being released, that of Marine Pfc. Robert Garwood.
"Congressional investigators are fuming over revelations that the Internal Revenue Service has lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy."
WASHINGTON - Vengeance is mine, sayeth the Lord. And although retribution shall surely come in the fullness of time, a ballplayer can only wait so long.
WASHINGTON - About that stunning defeat.
Hillary Clinton's State Department memoir, "Hard Choices," has just come out, and who among us can contain their excitement?
WASHINGTON - So much for the argument that having more people armed in public places will result in fewer gun deaths.
WASHINGTON - What is it with Susan Rice and the Sunday morning talk shows?
Good for Rick Perry.
There he goes again. At a press conference in Brussels Thursday, President Barack Obama was asked if he was surprised by the controversy over his decision to trade Bowe Bergdahl for five high-ranking Taliban leaders.
WASHINGTON - The exchange of five Guantanamo detainees for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has reminded us of three unpleasant facts of life:
Can we please stop holding the country hostage to crazy people?
WASHINGTON - It is fitting that the day before President Barack Obama gives his grand West Point address defending the wisdom and prudence of his foreign policy, his government should be urging Americans to evacuate Libya.
WASHINGTON - To hear tell, the mean ol' GOP is waging war on Michelle Obama and, brace yourself, America's children.
Editor's note: The following essay is by Woody Perry, 15, a 10th-grader at Dawson County High School whose effort placed first in his grade level in the Rotary Club's "Laws of Life" essay contest.
"Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff' is not an organizing principle." - Hillary Clinton, The Atlantic, Aug. 10
The hawks (including me) were wrong about a lot, but some got one thing right. It's going to be a long war.
SAN DIEGO - The National Association of Hispanic Journalists is getting good at producing embarrassing headlines.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is impatient. Congress won't act on immigration, he says, and therefore he will. The White House is coy as to exactly what the president will do. But the leaks point to an executive order essentially legalizing an enormous new class of illegal immigrants, perhaps up to 5 million people.
World War I started one century ago. Wait! Don't stop reading.
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