Remember when Mitt Romney said . . .

. . . that Iran would get nuclear weapons if President Obama was re-elected?1 From The Pirate’s Cove: The More We Find Out About #IranDeal, The Worse It Gets By William Teach July 14, 2015 – 10:13 am Neville Chamberlain called, Mr. Obama, he wants his foreign policy back: (Breitbart) Indeed, the deal is weaker than …

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€urosclerosis: Schadenfreude! Updated!

From The Wall Street Journal: Greek Bailout Talks Yield Progress but Deal Still Uncertain German Chancellor Angela Merkel says deal won’t be made ‘at all costs’ By Gabriele Steinhauser and Viktoria Dendrinou | Updated July 12, 2015 1:59 p.m. ET BRUSSELS—The eurozone edged closer to a new bailout deal for Greece, but the agreement considered …

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They made their bed . . .

. . . so let them lay in it! From The Wall Street Journal: Greece Requests Three-Year Bailout in First Step Toward Meeting Creditors’ Demand Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras demands a “fair compromise” with the country’s creditors By Gabriele Steinhauser and Tom Fairless | Updated July 8, 2015 7:29 a.m. ET BRUSSELS—Greece formally requested a …

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Will the Europeans be stupid enough to do it? Updated!

From The Wall Street Journal: Greece Asks for Third Bailout Amid Last-Minute Diplomatic Push Athens nears expiration of European bailout program, likely default on IMF loan repayment By Viktoria Dendrinou, Nektaria Stamouli and Gabriele Steinhauser | Updated June 30, 2015 11:58 a.m. ET BRUSSELS—Greece on Tuesday requested a new bailout amid a last-minute diplomatic push …

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We told you so!

From The Wall Street Journal: Stocks Tumble Around the World on Greek Crisis European stocks and bonds, as well as the euro, fall as Greece shuts banks and implements capital controls By Tommy Stubbington and Josie Cox |Updated June 29, 2015 8:08 a.m. ET A sudden deterioration in Greece’s debt crisis shook global markets Monday. …

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Can someone please tell the truth here?

From The Wall Street Journal: Greek Bailout Proposals Lift Hopes of Deal Athens makes a potentially major concession on pensions, officials say By Viktoria Dendrinou and Nektaria Stamouli | Updated June 22, 2015 10:20 a.m. ET BRUSSELS—The eurozone is working toward a deal later this week on desperately needed bailout aid for Greece, European policy …

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A gutless Commander-in-Chief

If, in 1943, Franklin Roosevelt had exact knowledge that Adolf Hitler and his top henchmen were doing their main work from a mostly unguarded building, with no real bomb shelters, on the Wilhelmstrasse in Berlin, do you think that the President would have told General Dwight Eisenhower, “No, we can’t bomb that building, because there …

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The success of socialism

‘Twasn’t so long ago that the then-President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela was a hero to the American left, with his Bolivarian socialism and constant criticism of President George Bush. Well, Señor Chavez has gone to his eternal reward, and Venezuela, still governed by socialists, is reaping the rewards of socialism. From The Wall Street Journal: …

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€urosclerosis: What? The Greek government lied? Shocking!

The Editor of The First Street Journal is not a diplomat. He attended the University of Kentucky’s Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce in the early 1980s, but did not complete his Master’s degree there, and thus, as not a Master of Arts in Diplomacy, can wonder why real diplomats can’t just tell the …

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The Iranian nuclear deal

Two obvious points: President Barack Hussein Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu both dislike and distrust each other; and Prime Minister Netanyahu’s primary concern is with the safety and security of Israel; if this new deal — which is still only an agreed-to framework — increased the safety and security of Israel, as President …

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