June 29, 2010
SKIP THE APOLOGY, HIS ENTIRE ADMINISTRATION IS FLATTERY:
Obama Owes Bush an Apology: The “Come Home America” president is in full nation-building mode now. (Mona Charen, 6/29/10, National Review)
By turning to the architect of the Iraq surge, Gen. David Petraeus, to save the war in Afghanistan, President Obama is acknowledging — if only implicitly — that he was quite wrong about the Iraq surge and that President Bush was right.
But what remains of the rest of his critique about President Bush’s war in Iraq?
Our Bush Lite archives grow voluminous.
Speaking of which, CIA Retains Controversial Security Firm in Afghanistan (NATHAN HODGE, 6/28/10, WSJ)
The Central Intelligence Agency has retained a controversial, private security firm to provide security services in Afghanistan, the agency's director confirmed.Posted by Orrin Judd at June 29, 2010 6:08 AM
CIA Director Leon Panetta, appearing on ABC News's "This Week" on Sunday, said the agency had awarded Xe Services LLC -- the company formerly known as Blackwater -- a contract to protect its installations in Afghanistan. The contract, reported by the Washington Post to be worth $100 million, is in addition to a separate contract Xe has with the State Department to protect U.S. officials in the country.