Obama Uses Turkey for Back Channel With Iran

By: Friday April 6, 2012 9:33 am

I think you have to take what David Ignatius writes with a grain of salt sometimes. But I will note that the war fever over Iran’s nuclear program has subsided somewhat. And now, this: President Obama has signaled Iran that the United States would accept an Iranian civilian nuclear program if Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei [...]

Obama’s AIPAC Speech, “Loose Talk of War,” and Sanctions

By: Monday March 5, 2012 7:01 am

President Obama had a somewhat contradictory message for the AIPAC conference on Sunday, an outgrowth of his typical play for a middle course in any and all things. On the one hand, he decried “loose talk of war”: Moving forward, I would ask that we all remember the weightiness of these issues; the stakes involved [...]

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