Max Boot

The congresswoman tweeted back at a Washington Post column that said she’s “already gotten more publicity than she deserves.”
“It is demagoguery. It is also, I believe, racism and nativism," the conservative columnist said on CNN.
"The Republican Party must be destroyed before it can be rebuilt."
It's becoming clear why Presidential Candidate Trump and Russian President Putin have been so chummy with each other. Trump has become dependent on Russian oligarchs to fund his real estate ventures since U.S. banks no longer will because of his various bankruptcies and history of failure to pay his debts.
A nationally-televised presidential debate stage is, indeed, neither the time nor the place, one would think. This year, however, all the rules have been thrown out and we've got Donald Trump and Marco Rubio comparing relative penis sizes in their effort to become the so-called leader of the free world.
Allowing CIA career employees or contractors to get away with torturing people free from legal accountability telegraphs to the rest of the world that the United States reserves unto itself the right to commit war crimes.
Instead of acting as the regime's enabler, the Obama administration should "reset" relations with Cairo. The U.S. should cut off all aid and withdraw America's ambassador. If Washington has any influence to exercise, it should do so quietly and informally
The problem is that the U.S. media has no voice critical of the overall enterprise. Even liberal outlets like National Public Radio and The New York Times are all united in the project of occupation. No one bothers to examine the history.
The biggest obstacle to the strategy in Afghanistan wasn't American liberals' failure of nerve, as conservatives seldom pass up a chance to insist. The biggest obstacle was the delusion that Americans could do for Kabul and Kunduz what we refuse to do for New Orleans or Detroit.
Something very interesting has been happening with conservatives lately. They're turning against the war in Afghanistan.
The New START treaty should be a no-brainer: it's a renewal of a treaty originally negotiated by Ronald Reagan and it will make America safer.
We at The Washington Note move retired USAF General Michael Hayden out of the "Curtis LeMay Today List" that we are beginning to compile -- and back on to the roster of reasonably sensible strategists.
We, as a country, would be a lot (and I mean a lot) better off right now if Cheney and his boss had done some dithering before invading Iraq.
Prominent conservative foreign policy thinkers and activists who backed the Iraq war are circulating a letter to President
Max Boot, a violently hawkish neoconservative blogger and McCain campaign staffer, professes himself surprisingly impressed
Great news, everybody! The McCain campaign is no longer just the world's leading place of employment for those who got it
A McCain administration would discourage Israeli-Syrian peace talks and refrain from actively engaging in the Israeli-Palestinian
McCain's failure of judgment, conscience, and courage during the rush to war cannot be erased. He turned his back on the only surge that might have spared us this: a surge before the invasion.
In order to build on the success that General Petraeus and his soldiers have had, we need to maintain a long-term commitment
One of the concerns that many observers have had over the prospect of a McCain presidency has been the Senator's reputation