US Intelligence Community: Iran Is Not Actively Building a Nuclear Weapon

By: Saturday February 25, 2012 9:16 am

As I mentioned yesterday, to the extent that the federal government has a role to play in lowering gas prices, one of the biggest things they can do is stop making the world believe that Iran faces an imminent attack on their nuclear facilities that will potentially inflame the entire Middle East and threaten the [...]

McCain Ropes in Iran in Bid to Arm Syrian Rebels

By: Tuesday February 21, 2012 8:15 am

The headlines out of Syria remain virtually the same as they have for almost a year now: protests, followed by security forces firing into the crowd. Perhaps we should be surprised that more members of the military haven’t defected rather than shoot their own people – for all we know, lots have – but the [...]

JCS Chair Dempsey Rejects War With Iran, Arming Syrian Rebels

By: Monday February 20, 2012 7:35 am

It appears that Martin Dempsey is my new favorite Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He accepted the job amid a time of discontent for the neocons, who see the US performing the unforgivable strategy of shutting down wars without replacing them with shiny, new wars. So they have mounted an offensive in recent [...]

Neocons Demand Obama Retract Factual Statement About Benjamin Netanyahu

By: Tuesday November 8, 2011 1:34 pm

Well, you knew this was coming. Right-wingers and neocons were going to go ballistic that Barack Obama did not properly rush to defend the honor of Benjamin Netanyahu, a man who has gone out of his way to insult Obama at virtually every opportunity. The story goes that in front of an open mike at [...]

Whiny Neocons Want Hearings on Iraq Withdrawal

By: Thursday October 27, 2011 8:55 am

The forever war caucus in Congress – Joe Lieberman and a host of his fellow conservative reactionaries – are calling for hearings on the Iraq withdrawal announced last Friday. A group of mostly Republican senators is asking Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) to schedule a full hearing on President Obama’s decision to [...]

US Ambassador Robert Ford Attacked in Syria

By: Thursday September 29, 2011 8:55 am

The movie of the life of US Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford is going to be great. I just hope it ends well. Supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have thrown tomatoes and eggs at US ambassador Robert Ford as he met an opposition figure in Damascus. Veteran politician Hassan Abdul Azim said about 100 [...]

Neocon Twins McCain and Graham Sad About Troubling Lack of Airstrikes In Libya In February and March

By: Monday August 22, 2011 11:35 am

Because of the reflexive “everything Obama does is wrong” strategy for Republican control of government, you have a spectacle where the President intervened in a foreign country and led to an apparent change in regime, and according to Lindsey Graham and John McCain the real problem was that we didn’t commit more resources into Libya [...]

The Walter Jones-ization of Conservative Foreign Policy Thinking

By: Monday June 6, 2011 11:40 am

This profile of antiwar Republican Walter Jones in the New York Times is pretty interesting. Some foreign policy analysts now see Mr. Jones, 68, Representative Ron Paul, Republican of Texas, and a small coterie of Tea Party stalwarts as the leading edge of a conservative movement to rein in American military power — a break [...]

McCain’s Rejection of Torture Puts Brakes on Neocon Assault

By: Thursday May 12, 2011 11:10 am

We heard from Marcy that John McCain had a decent op-ed today in the Washington Post, denouncing torture and laying out the facts on the role of torture. He affirmed that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed lied under torture about key facts related to the courier which harbored bin Laden, and he also provided more information on [...]

Violence Continues in Syria, UN Security Council Fails to Condemn It

By: Thursday April 28, 2011 11:14 am

The violence continues unabated in Syria. Dead bodies lie in the streets of Deraa, site of the initial protests. Snipers are stationed on the roof, where they’ve continued shooting, and mortar shells are falling around the city. Deraa feels like Misurata, Libya. Tanks have rolled into other cities, and in one border town near Lebanon, [...]

Neocon Maximalists Call for Ground Presence in Libya

By: Wednesday March 23, 2011 12:24 pm

So what happens to a no-fly zone when the opposition has no ability to fly? Col Muammar Gaddafi’s air force “no longer exists as a fighting force”, the commander of British aircraft operating over Libya has said. Air Vice Marshal Greg Bagwell said the allies could now operate “with near impunity” over the skies of [...]

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