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Campus Media Response: Obama, like Bush, Abdicates American Interests in War

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Campus Media Response: Obama, like Bush, Abdicates American Interests in War

Perhaps because Barack Obama ran for president as a critic of George Bush’s war policy, defenders of the administration have had to work hard to articulate the difference between Obama’s recent decision to enter the civil war in Libya and Bush’s decision to invade Iraq and Afghanistan. Representative of this approach was a recent staff […]

Campus Media Response: Obama Repeats Bush’s Self-Sacrificial Sins in Afghanistan

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Campus Media Response: Obama Repeats Bush’s Self-Sacrificial Sins in Afghanistan

Is Obama making the same mistakes in war as Bush? The Daily Collegian University of Massachusetts–Amherst Dear Editors, Matthew Robare says that President Obama has not delivered “hope” or “change” in foreign policy, as he promised. Robare is correct: Obama has not distinguished himself from Bush on the war. Obama repeats Bush’s mistake, not because […]

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Blank-and-Effect: The Economics of Pragmatism

In the latest of a series of new government interventions into the economy, President Bush announced a new plan to bail the financial industry out of hundreds of billions of dollars of bad assets. This follows an $85 billion bailout and effective takeover of the nation’s largest insurance company, as well as a several-hundred billion […]

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The Absurdity of Hope

In November 2007, Barack Obama said that as President of the United States, he would personally negotiate with Iran, offering economic incentives and a chance for peaceful relations if Iranian leaders would forego pursuit of nuclear weapons and support of terrorists. In an interview with the New York Times, he said that Iran could possibly […]

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Damning With Faint Praise

Criticizing Senator Obama’s pledge to meet with foreign dictators should he be elected President, President Bush said Thursday: What’s lost . . . by embracing a tyrant who puts his people in prison because of their political beliefs? What’s lost is, it’ll send the wrong message. It’ll send a discouraging message to those who wonder […]