In a story reminiscent of the O.J Simpson trail, Oscar Pistorius the Olympic runner was found not guilty of killing his girlfriend. The 27 year old double amputee, who made history in 2012, by becoming the first amputee to compete in the Olympic Games. The verdict announced by Judge Thokozile Masipa, cleared Pistorius of premeditated murder, although other charges may stick, the runner dodged a bullet with today’s ruling. To read the full story click here.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is keen on portraying the president’s general bent on foreign policy as a derivative of realism. He isn’t a skeptic about America’s ability to shape international events. But he’s not a doe-eyed idealist, either. It’s why, time and again, President Barack Obama’s aides go back to that famous anti-Iraq War formula that helped launch his political trajectory. Continue reading