Here is my show, a sorter version, for this week:
Monthly Archives: April 2011
I apologize for my slow blogging the last few weeks. My schedule has been busy. I will not be blogging really until school ends, which will be around Monday, May 2. Sorry for the inconvenience!
This week’s Christopher Hitchens’ column is about the royal family.
The Senator from Arizona will be visiting Benghazi to talk with the rebel forces. This is noteable because it points to McCain’s interest in taking the lead on this topic. The New York Times reports about the mission:
As he left his hotel, he referred to the rebels as his heroes, according to The Associated Press. Then he made a brief visit to the courthouse, which has been the center of the uprising against Col.Muammar el-Qaddafi.
His visit came a day after officials in Washington announced that the United States would deploy Predator drones armed with missiles to join NATO airstrikes on forces loyal to Colonel Qaddafi’s government.Mr. McCain, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, planned to meet with the administration in Benghazi which has been formally recognized only by France, Italy and Qatar. His arrival in eastern Libya was likely to be seen as an important acknowledgment by a significant member of the American political establishment.
Mr. McCain has criticized a United States decision to hand over command and control of the Libya campaign to European NATO powers, whom the rebels have criticized as less muscular in their airstrikes than the United States.
As he left a hotel in Benghazi, Mr. McCain said that he had come “to get an on-the-ground assessment of the situation” and that he would meet members of the insurgent administration and the rebel army.
President Obama sends drones to Libya
Clinton says Gadhafi is using cluster bombs against civilians
U.S. considering offering Libyan rebels “non-lethal” aid
Two western photo journalists killed in Libya
Sen. Kerry releases statement about photographer killed
Sen. Harry Reid and his delegation visit China
Arab group offers Yemen leader an exit strategy
Syrian protesters demand more from Assad
Enthusiasm for GOP field is less than stellar
Figures of Note:
Opinions of Note:
Robert Park wants the west to stop the genocide in North Korea
Jacob Heilbrunn on the U.S. nation building capabilities
Video of Note: A discussion on Syria
Photo Credit: Time Magazine
Figure from Gallup