According to Romney family lawyers it doesn't matter if Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, Kenya, or even Paris: Because his mother was an American (and not even Donald Trump questions that), he is eligible to be President.
Moammar Gadhafi, Charles Taylor and how to avoid more bloodbaths as despots near their downfall. Moammar Gadhafi is so far making good on his promise to cling to power until "the last drop of blood is spilled" in Libya. That vow, and its gory delivery, can be traced back to a decision forced upon Nigeria five years ago by the U.S. and the international community. Understanding that mistake, which was based on an assumption of what justice entails, is crucial to avoiding more bloodbaths...
Tunisia and Egypt have fallen, Libya is tottering, Jordan, Algeria, and Bahrain are shaking, Iraq is simmering, the Saudis and Moroccans are shivering, Lebanon is Lebanon, Iran and Syria are smiling (nervously), and Western leaders are scratching their heads, unsure what is next. But who will be toppled, shaken, or just stirred, is not pot luck. By examining the nature of the regimes, we can better predict the leaders’ fate. Simply put, it’s the difference between dictators and despots...
General David Petraeus may currently be viewed by many as the military genius who turned around the war in Iraq (and possibly in Afghanistan as well), but will history remember him? Before you answer yes, ponder the case of Field Marshall Count Joseph Radetzky...
Today a judge sentenced Ahmed Ghailani -- the first former Guantanamo Bay detainee put through the civilian court system -- to life in prison for his participation in 1998 East Africa Embassy bombings.