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,...

The Two Sides of Guilt

When was the Cold War born, and who was the mother? On Monday, Kathy wrote a post called “The Right’s Neurotic Addiction to War” that netted some reaction from rightwing bloggers, including the Boston Herald’s Jules Crittenden, who wrote a post in reply called “War Addict History To...

Hand Of The Arch Chancellor

This NIE story gets more and more interesting by the minute.  Now it turns out that not only has the report been around for some time, but contrary to Bush who is trying to spin having no usable knowledge about the NIE whatsoever, it appears as though the administration, particularly Cheney, have been...

Oh What A Wicked Web We Weave…

When you stop to look at the nature of the foreign policy debate over the past few years here in America, you find polarized on opposite sides not subscribers to any particular faith or theory on how nation security should be conducted, but instead those who are members of the reality based community and...

Bush Administration Caught With Pants Down On Iran

For much of the year, we’ve heard the two pronged attack.  In one prong there was the supposed proxy wars that Iran was using to fight against us, while in the other prong, there came a threat so ominous and deadly that the mere rumored implication of which helped launch the United States into a...

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