Did President Barack Obama achieve anything at the G-20 summit besides showing up and pressing the flesh with other international political players? Tony Blankley isn't so sure, but Robert Scheer and guest moderator Lawrence O'Donnell are ready with their rebuttals. And how about that ginormous budget plan?
The conflict in Lebanon ended a year ago last week. The Independent's Robert Fisk reflects on the human misery and destruction inflicted on the country -- and on how lucky he is to be alive after more than 30 years of reporting from some of the most dangerous places in the world.
As the White House sound-bite machine presses to remain resolute to ensure "success in Iraq," the author wonders whether "the Decider" has any concept of what we're staying the course for at this point in the war.