Category Archives: Iran

Baghdad George

    Today was a very sad day. I worry about George W Bush. I know many will not share my concern. I will grant that watching Baghdad George bizarrely assert that he will deploy Patriot missiles and perhaps launch … Continue reading

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An Intervention

The long awaited, much anticipated, and often pre-judged Iraq Study Group report was finally unleashed on Washington. Predictably, it was trashed, even before the ink was dry, in the progressive blogosphere for failing to call for an immediate withdrawal of troops … Continue reading

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Why The Middle East Crisis Matters

Today Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki met with President Bush at the White House. Tomorrow evening he is to address a joint session of Congress. The Democratic leadership in the Senate are up in arms because Maliki has  condemned the … Continue reading

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Preparing The Ground For Iran

Seymour Hersh wrote in the New Yorker last April: The Bush Administration, while publicly advocating diplomacy in order to stop Iran from pursuing a nuclear weapon, has increased clandestine activities inside Iran and intensified planning for a possible major air … Continue reading

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Talk To The Hand

The response of the United States to the letter sent by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad amounts to the Superpower version of "Talk to the hand". In my previous post on the subject I had suggested that perhaps a better approach … Continue reading

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