"President Obama, if you look closely at his positions, is a moderate Republican of the early 1990s. And the Republican Party he’s facing has abandoned many of its best ideas in its effort to oppose him." - Ezra Klein
"Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson announced his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination. Because when the other candidates aren't generating enough excitement, it's time to bring out Gary Johnson." – Conan O'Brien
"His real name is Gary Hussein Johnson. That's where it gets interesting." – Conan O'Brien
"The United States told the Iraqi government last week that if it wants U.S. troops to remain in Iraq beyond the deadline of Dec. 31, 2011, as stipulated by the current Status of Forces Agreement between Washington and Baghdad, it would have to inform the United States quickly. Unless a new agreement is reached soon, the United States will be unable to remain. The implication in the U.S. position is that a complex planning process must be initiated to leave troops there and delays will not allow that process to take place.
What is actually going on is that the United States is urging the Iraqi government to change its mind on U.S. withdrawal, and it would like Iraq to change its mind right now in order to influence some of the events taking place in the Persian Gulf. The Shiite uprising in Bahrain and the Saudi intervention, along with events in Yemen, have created an extremely unstable situation in the region, and the United States is afraid that completing the withdrawal would increase the instability."
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Since Syria is more important than poor old Libya in the geography of the Middle East, I'll bet most European leaders , as well as US do-gooders, are kicking themselves in the pants right now; if only they had waited, they could be invading the country they really want regime change in, instead of dealing with that crazy old coot in Libya, and his deranged sons, proving once again that the date doesn't fall far from the palm tree...
Today Ron Paul has announced forming an exploratory committee on running for president. If he can generate enough interest and get enough donations through the website, then he might be convinced to run. If not, he can pocket a nice chunk of change that doesn't have to be given back to the donors. It's how Newt Gingrich makes a lot of his income every four years, and might explain why there is an increasing number of candidates you've never heard of before.
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