Her conviction would be critical in persuading Mr. Obama to join allies in bombing Colonel Qaddafi’s forces. In fact, Mr. Obama’s defense secretary, Robert M. Gates, would later say that in a “51-49” decision, it was Mrs. Clinton’s support that put the ambivalent president over the line.
The consequences would be more far-reaching than anyone imagined, leaving Libya a failed state and a terrorist haven, a place where the direst answers to Mrs. Clinton’s questions have come to pass. (New York Times, 2/28/2016)
So even the New York Times believes that Hillary Clinton made a massive strategic mistake with respect to Libya. Wait a minute! Didn't they endorse her for president?
You can bet your last nickel that when she goes up against Republican nominee Donald Trump the Times will talk about her foreign policy expertise and his lack thereof.
When Liberals Fight
In an unusually public flare-up, one of MSNBC’s television personalities clashed with the network on Friday in a dispute about airtime and editorial freedom and said she was refusing to host the show that bears her name this weekend.
The host, Melissa Harris-Perry, wrote in an email to co-workers this week that her show had effectively been taken away from her and that she felt “worthless” in the eyes of NBC News executives, who are restructuring MSNBC. (New York Times, 2/27/2016)
No doubt the four people who watched Harris-Perry's show will be devastated.
First MSNBC ditches Sergeant Ed Schultz, then the Right Rev. Al Sharpton and now "Professor" Harris-Perry. The network grapples with an existential problem: what to do when no one watches.
The Democratic candidates don’t want to be seen as “pandering” in South Carolina. (New York Times, 2/27/2016)
Well, Dems may not want to be "seen" as pandering to blacks, but that is exactly what they do.