Thursday, March 31, 2011

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- March 31, 2011

Obama Administration Chaos Over 'Boots On The Ground' In Libya -- Thomas Lifson, American Thinker

Testifying before Congress this morning, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates claimed that the United States would put no military "boots on the ground" in Libya, only hours after the New York Times revealed that President Obama had signed an order authorizing CIA agents to operate in Libya, where they have been on the ground for some time now.

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

Is the West playing into al-Qaeda's hands? -- Peter Bergen, The telegraph

Obama Self Destructing Over Libya -- Catharine Evans, American Thinker

Can Syria’s dictator reform? -- Washington editorial

Will the U.S. Fail Syria Again? -- Farid Ghadry, Pajamas Media

Why It's Obvious We Are Losing The War On Drugs -- Ed Dolan, Ed Dolan's Econ Blog, Business Insider

The Message of Iran Sanctions -- Rick Richman, Commentary

Yemen's Crisis: The President Who Cried "Al-Qaeda!" -- Erik Stier, Time Magazine

Ivory Coast PM: Gbagbo has until 7pm (an hour ago) to resign -- Elizabeth Dickinson, Foreign Policy

How Assertive Should a Great Power Be? -- Yan Xuetong, New York Times

The Struggle for a New Japan
-- Thomas Berger, The Diplomat

Rampant spending has put U.S. in dire financial shape -- Eric Reguly, Globe And Mail

Is the cost of saving the euro beyond reach? -- Jeremy Warner, The Telegraph

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