The Day Ahead: Thursday, June 24, 2010 - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
The Day Ahead: Thursday, June 24, 2010

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

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