Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Susan Rice/Jeff Bingaman/Scott Walker/Pirates

Elliot Ganchrow writes:

It was nice to see David Gregory rip Susan Rice (the US Ambassador to the UN) on Meet the Press on Sunday. Considering some of the great pro-Israel UN Ambassadors that our country has had over the years (Moynihan, Kirkpatrick, Bolton), it is shocking that our current ambassador is the anti-Israel Rice. Gregory exposed Rice for the Administration's lack of a coherent policy with respect to the revolts occurring in the Arab world. When it came to Israel, Rice was clear that Israeli settlements are "illegitimate". I am not sure I follow how settlements are legal but not legitimate but thats not the point. Rice should be blasting the Palestinians for not being prepared to negotiate, not blasting the Israelis for building apartment buildings on their land.

Jeff Bingaman became the fourth Democratic Senator to announce that he will not be running in 2012. Its going to be a big year for Republicans in 2012. It will be important to get a first rate Republican to run against Obama.

Governor Scott Walker and the Republicans are fighting the good fight in Wisconsin. Their victory over the unions will pave the way for further victories in other states over public employee unions. What Walker is doing is exactly what he promised to do if elected. Now that he is carrying it out the unions are going crazy. Defeating the unions is good policy and good politics.
The murder of 4 Americans by Somali pirates this morning underscores the problem that pirates are posing to the shipping world. Obama needs to develop a plan to defeat them. The first step is to bring the 13 captured pirates to New York for American justice.