It is easy to confuse possibility with responsibility, and policy with inescapable reality.
Everyone is free to criticize anyone else's position or recommendations, but the incumbent president is the only one who has to come up with a real policy and try to make it work.
They sometimes even hurt.
The Russian leader's New York Times essay was rightly criticized in places. Yet other portions of his message should not be ignored due to the messenger.
Is "mowing the lawn" the right approach for America?
A look at how the administration's proposal might play out.
A war of good feelings and domestic expedience.
The former CENTCOM head raps the administration's response to an Iranian plot against the Saudi ambassador. Was he right?
Only certain kinds of international deception demand concern.