He pledged in his campaign to drain the swamp. By 2020, he could find that the swamp has drained him.
Posts Tagged: Barack Obama
While his inexperience was lauded as a positive during the campaign, his lack of political savvy has proved a hindrance.
Any military action against the country would be highly likely to create huge regional instability, economic disruption, as well as potential wider war and loss of life.
International humanitarian law may be imperfect, but it can ameliorate some of the worst horrors of armed conflict – such as the Khan Sheikhoun gas attack.
They will be asking themselves if they want to sign a blank cheque for an American President whose foreign policy is so impulsive and apparently ill thought through.
Let’s hope that Trump’s missile strikes on the Assad regime work. But May and her government must be a force for restraint if they don’t.
The then-President claimed the use of chemical weapons would ‘change his calculus’. Yet when the regime tested the West, we let it pass.
For some Republican ideologues, Obama’s scheme is anathema to American freedom; others fear the prospect of owning a failed attempt to reform healthcare.
We should not only meet our spending minimum, but exceed it in order to maximise our vital strategic and tactical needs.
Well-meaning people think they help the poor by opposing markets. They’re wrong.
Iain Dale: “Um…I…er…it depends on the context.” The stinking hypocrisy of the new LibDem MP over Turkey.
Plus: Trump’s tactics, Labour’s splits, and LibDem divisions.
But neither the American President’s concession to Britain nor the question of double standards are likely to deter some Parliamentarians.
See his support for protectionism, big government, big debts – and more.
The former will return shortly as President.
The two men and their wives pose for photographs.