Missile Defense and Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions

Well, well, well. Look at what the New York Times has buried on page 3 of its article about the joint announcement by Pres. Obama and by French and British leaders Nicolas Sarkozy and Gordon Brown that Iran is building a secret underground plant to manufacture nuclear fuel. First, the background: American...

Why the “Neda Video” Is Important

Because her murder by Iranian government forces would not have sparked the international outrage it has sparked if we had just read about it in the paper. Obvious? Maybe. But it raises a related question, which Glenn Greenwald explores at some length, taking the last question asked at Pres. Obama’s...

Pres. Obama’s Press Conference on Iran

WhiteHouse.gov has the transcript of Obama’s opening remarks, in English and in Persian. The accompanying video includes Persian subtitles. I have not yet read the transcript or listened to Obama’s remarks, but I wanted to get this information up here as soon as...

One Theory That Explains Everything

The Corner’s Andy McCarthy has it, only for him it’s a fact, not a theory: Barack Obama is a “power politician” of the “hard Left” who, like all “hard Leftists,” is “more comfortable” with totalitarianism than with freedom — only he cannot...

Pres. Obama’s Speech in Cairo

I thought it was superb — one of his best speeches ever. It had all the usual hallmarks of an Obama speech: soaring language, emphasis on themes of unity, interconnectivity, and mutual respect. It laid out a grand vision for what Obama called “a new beginning,” and identified seven...

Israeli PM Netanyahu treats Obama like the president treats GM

The title of this post is the best metaphor I can think of to illustrate what Netanyahu has done with his threat to Iran.  He’s issued an ultimatum not just Iran but Obama, too. To see this as an ultimatum, you have to ask if Netanyahu is bluffing.  In thinking of the answer to that question,...

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