Robert M. Petrusak

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By Robert M. Petrusak | April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
Nuclear Iran

The Democrats Own Iran Because the Progressive Mindset Ignores Islamist Wrongdoing

Daniel Henninger’s op-ed, “The Democrats Own Iran,” will likely bring indignation from “progressives” who love to blame the United States or its allies for the increasing dangers in in the Middle East particularly Iranian nuclear aspirations and support for terrorism.  In the progressive mindset, Iran in the early 1950’s was a democracy that could have brought stability to the entire region, but the Eisenhower administration fomented a military coup that restored a cruel …

By Robert M. Petrusak | April 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

In “Hillary and the Liberal Way of Lying,” (Opinion, 4-14-15), Bret Stephens denounces  both Hillary Clinton’s excuses for the use of a private e-mail account while Secretary of State and President Obama’s efforts to sell his pending nuclear deal with Iran.  In so doing, he implicitly raises the question of Hillary’s responsibility for the obviously weak hand the Obama administration holds in its current negotiations with the Iranian regime.  Given  Ms. Clinton’s performance as Secretary of State, her responsibility should …

By Robert M. Petrusak | April 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Comment on “The End of History Part II” by Lynne V. Cheney

Lynne V. Cheney sounds an alarm and raises the question of whether a nation can long endure when it teaches a negative version of its own history to its young.  (The End of History, Part II, Opinion, April 2, 2015).  The “overwhelming” negativity identified by Ms. Cheney has been applied not only to modern events such as the Cold War and World War II but also to the late …

By Robert M. Petrusak | March 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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In “Obamacare for Arms Control,” (Opinion, Mar. 18, 2015), Daniel Henninger justifiably repeated what has been previously stated on the Journal’s editorial page: that Presidents Kennedy, Nixon and Reagan submitted important arms control agreements for approval by the Senate. These included the very first significant nuclear arms accord, the test ban agreement with the Soviets achieved by the Kennedy administration and ratified by the Senate on September 24, 1963. It should not be forgotten that this agreement was negotiated in …

By Robert M. Petrusak | September 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

In making a case for U.S. air strikes on Syria, former Senators Joe Lieberman and John Kyl have argued in the September 6th Wall Street Journal that restraint will “confirm the worst fears” of Israel and moderate Arab states like Jordan” and bring bigger and more devastating wars including “a regional war that could upend the global economy.”  Conspicuous by its absence is any mention of Saudi Arabia …

By Robert M. Petrusak | November 2, 2012 | 4 Comments

Obama, Morsi and the Unanswered Challenge to Our Domestic Security

The September 11th attackers at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, may have been pursuing the same goal as Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi in his efforts of to free the Blind Sheik, Omar Abdel Rahman from U.S. custody.  There is information suggesting that the Cairo attack involved a mob protest against continued incarceration of Rahman, who is serving a life sentence for convictions of seditious …

By Robert M. Petrusak | October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

A basketball player from youth to middle age, President Obama has forgotten what rebounding is all about. Controlling “the boards” in basketball produces opportunity to turn failure into success. It can turn missed shots into scores and an opponent’s similar failures into game-wining fast breaks. Similar things should happen when a free market economy falls into recession. Falling raw material prices and falling interest rates give businesses new opportunities to correct the mistakes of the past, as well opportunities to …