Comment Roundup

The Washington Post
Robert Kagan, Raise or fold with Iran?
E.J. Dionne Jr., Democrats should embrace Obama for the benefits he can bring

The Wall Street Journal
Karl Rove, Tuesday’s election and the Obama agenda: losses in Virginia and New Jersey could spook Congress
Editorial: All rise for president what’s-his-name: does the EU want a global leader or not?

The New York Times
Nicholas Kristof, More schools, less troops
Editorial: Ongoing agony of the banks

The Telegraph
Editorial: The EU: a Blair presidency would be bad news for Britain
Timothy Kirkhope, If we can’t stop the existence of a President of Europe, let’s hope he’s low key
David Blair, Tehran’s nuclear ambitions have overtaken Afghanistan as the biggest security problem

The Independent
Editorial: Breaking up the banks properly
Charles Clarke, Keep Blair away from the EU presidency

The Times
Editorial: Do something

The Guardian
Timothy Garton Ash, This EU job is no presidency and it won’t be Blair

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