Posts Tagged ‘US Senate’

There have been several very good pieces written about the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing to confirm Chuck Hagel as Secretary of defense. Here’s a

Chuck Hagel with President Obama

Chuck Hagel with President Obama

partial list:

My own early piece on the lunatic right’s opposition to Hagel, a Republican former Senator from Nebraska:

A brief but brilliant piece by Stephen Walt:

Yousef Munayyer on the number of appearances, or lack thereof, of various words:

John Judis in The New Republic

Matt Duss in The American Prospect

And Jim Lobe at Inter Press Service

That’s plenty of good stuff. I want to throw in one more point, which some of these folks touched on. (more…)

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Maybe proximity talks are about to start between Israel and the Palestinians. Here’s my take, and why I don’t think, in and of themselves, such talks mean very much at all.

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