From Generation to Generation

Worth noting this past week is an op-ed published on National Review Online by David Feith and Andrew M. Steinberg on why the recent appeal by “some giants of the American political establishment” — namely, “Zbigniew Brzezinski, Brent Scowcroft, Lee… Continue Reading  

On the Eve of Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week

Danny Postel of openDemocracy makes a very good point (via Rick Perlstein) about neo-conservative support for the Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK), which has been designated a terrorist group by the State Department, although Postel’s description of the MEK as an  “Islamist-Stalinist… Continue Reading  

Gates Chooses Democrat to Chair Policy Board

In a further indication of Robert Gates’ efforts to move U.S. policy closer to the center a la Baker-Hamilton, he has appointed John Hamre, the former deputy defense secretary under Bill Clinton, to head the Defense Policy Board (DPB), the… Continue Reading  

Neo-Cons Share Uncertainty About Bush on Iran

While Norman Podhoretz seems pretty confident that George W. Bush will indeed attack Iran’s nuclear facilities before the end of his term, other neo-cons, admittedly with less direct access to the president or to Podhoretz’ son-in-law, Elliott Abrams, who directs… Continue Reading  

Gates in the Lion’s Den

Monday night’s speech by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to the ultra-hawkish Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) must have deeply disappointed most of his audience, particularly when it came to his brief discussion of Iran. While Gates repeated… Continue Reading