"We have also fallen short when it comes to deploying multiple elements of power in support of clear strategies and goals."
"It was perversely fascinating to watch the man who condescendingly explained to the Republican congressional leadership in 2009 that “elections have consequences” sail with such imperious disdain through a speech wholly unconnected to the political realities of the legislative body to which he delivered this speech."
In Foreign Policy's Shadow Government blog, AHS speaker Kori Schake comments on President Obama's State of the Union address this week:
"It's like the Academy Awards without awards or celebrities or high style. It's like the Grammys without music or celebrities or outré style. It's like Sundance without screenings or deals or celebrities or coolness. The State of the Union is Washington's version of the president's awards ceremony. It's an endless acceptance speech."