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Support for Kerry’s Speech

It’s been interesting watching the reactions to John Kerry’s speech yesterday at Georgetown. Everything from the expected to the unexpected, which is perhaps par for the course. The WaPo offered a simple summation in this line: “Kerry offered a middle ground between those advocating an immediate drawdown of the more than 150,000 U.S. troops stationed […]

Dianne Feinstein Asks: “A War Worth Fighting?”

On the heals of John Kerry’s speech at Georgetown University yesterday, Senator Dianne Feinstein writes a compelling and articulate OP/ED for the San Jose Mercury News on the Iraq War. Feinstein reiterates many of the points made by John Kerry yesterday and suggests that, “America needs to change course.” Feinstein also calls for “Drawing down […]

Missing the Big Picture with Miers Withdrawal

Late last night it appeared that the story of the day on the Miers’ nomination today, was poised to be “her views of the Bush administration’s detention of suspected terrorists in the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, making clear he remains uncertain of her command of complex constitutional issues.” But this morning, Miers withdrew […]

Senator Kennedy On the Miers Withdrawal

Senator Ted Kennedy has more experience in the Judiciary Committee than any of the others members. His statement on the Miers’ withdrawal today, speaks of that experience. The WaPo noted that Senator Kennedy “urged Bush to find a compromise candidate that members of both parties could support.” From TedKennedy.com: “The Harriet Miers confirmation process has […]

John Kerry on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Statements on Israel

In a speech on Wednesday in Tehran, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said “there is no doubt that the new wave (of attacks) in Palestine will wipe off this stigma (Israel) from the face of the Islamic world.” His comments at a conference called “The World without Zionism, ” drew “widespread international condemnations.” Israel has called […]

John Kerry on the Withdrawal of Harriet Miers’ Nomination to the Supreme Court

The Miers nomination to the Supreme Court has been noted by the WaPa as one of the most contentious in recent years. The following is a statement from John Kerry on the withdrawal of Harriet Miers’ nomination to the Supreme Court: “Caught up in a wave of scandal and concerns about the war in Iraq, […]

Senator Feinstein on Harriet Miers Withdrawal

Harriet Meirs withdrew this as nominee for the Supreme Court. Her nomination seemed ill-fated from the start, with little support from both sides of the Senate. The WaPo reports that Miers in the “press and the blogosphere, Miers was becoming an object of ridicule.” The following is a statement from Senator Dianne Feinstein on her […]