Nine “peace activists” were reportedly killed Monday when Israeli commandos raided the Mavi Marmari, the largest of six ships seeking to break Israel’s military blockade of Gaza. In response to the botched military action, governments from around the world have roundly condemned Israel.
Facts still remain murky, but we in the West should remind ourselves that Israel is a liberal, democratic society that values human rights. They deserve some benefit of the doubt.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was in New York on Monday to crash the opening of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Review conference. In a typically long-winded speech, the fiery Iranian president sought to divert world attention from Iran’s nuclear weapons program to the unacknowledged nuclear arsenal of Israel.
While the 2012 Presidential election is some distance away, the Conservative Political Action Conference held last week in Washington, DC gave us our first look at what the Republican primary might look like.
Today in Oslo, Norway President Barack Obama will officially be given the Nobel Peace Prize. This is the speech he should give (but almost certainly won’t).