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But while Obama may have gotten the better of the Kucinich-Gravel tag team, Brian Williams got the better of him.
Williams asked the young Senator from Illinois to name America’s three most important allies. Obama started out with the European Union, mentioned Afghanistan, talked about Japan and our relations with an emerging China. That was the end of his answer until Williams pointed out a glaring omission. There is already considerable skepticism about Obama in pro-Israel circles, and his failure to take advantage of an easy opportunity to show his solidarity with our friends in Jerusalem is sure to raise some eyebrows. When prompted, Obama expressed support for Israel, but the fact that he didn’t do so when asked an open-ended question suggests the issue isn’t very close to his heart.
Philip Klein is a reporter for The American Spectator.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?