The West leaves a Void in Syria

President Obama’s backing down on the Syrian “red line” has weakened him and emboldened not only Assad, but their recently outspoken allies Russia, Iran, and China. Add to this the UK — indeed it has been openly ridiculed by the Russians — and we have, the appearance of an impotent West. Enter, stage East: President Putin, Iran, and… Read More The West leaves a Void in Syria

Concession Speeches

Concession speeches always impress me. Romney attained the Republican nomination for President having satisified the Tea-Party fringe and extreme right. He subsequently steered to the centre to face-off against Obama and face head-on the voters. Expecting just this, Obama and the Democratic campaign quickly seized the initiative and began pressing the point by questioning Romney’s… Read More Concession Speeches