Today on the Main Site:
MacArthur Defeats Truman: The Real McChrystal Message by Jeffrey Lord: Famous showdown helped GOP to landslide, shaped decades of Cold War politics.
McChrystal Lite Becomes Petraeus by Jed Babbin: President Obama did what he had to do — except clarify the strategy or make victory more likely in Afghanistan.
Obama’s ‘Strict Code of Conduct’ by George Neumayr: General McChrystal lacked the “maturity” of the Rahm Emanuels.
Concern at Home and Abroad by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.: There is something very dated about the ideology that this president takes so seriously.
His Swallowed Pride by Russ Ferguson: Why did the President select a general he not long ago openly disdained?
Ignorance Is Liberal Bliss by Ron Ross: Cluelessness has never enjoyed greater appeal.
Second Thoughts by Joseph Shattan: Israel has gone along with the “peace process” since 1993 — only to find itself ever more reviled and isolated.
What to Watch for:
Obama meets Russian President Medvedev; will attend Russian-US business summit at US Chamber of Commerce (Chicago Sun-Times)
Pakistan sentences 5 American Muslims to 10 years in prison for terrorist conspiracy (NY Times)
BP and other companies developed oil spill responses with faulty US government data (WSJ)
Judge dismisses Viacom’s $1 billion suit against Youtube for copyright infringement (Washington Post)
Petraeus takes the reigns and heads to Afghanistan; key dates to watch for (Politico)
Clip of the Day:
Obama’s statement on McChrystal