The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for September 8. Wall Street Journal: The neoconservative editorial board of the Wall Street Journal is ready to declare International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspections of Iran’s nuclear program and sanctions against Iran… Continue Reading  

Petraeus Warns of Consequences from US Islamophobia

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, General David Petraeus condemned the plan of as small Florida church to burn Qurans on September 11th, once again emphasizing his acute awareness of the public diplomacy challenges the U.S. faces in the… Continue Reading  

Tony Blair’s Version of the Past Seven Years

Tony Blair’s recent comments in a BBC interview advocating a military strike against Iran are  getting plenty of attention on right wing blogs—such as Commentary’s Contentions–but his September 5th interview with Christiane Amanpour on ABC’s “This Week” — puts perspective into… Continue Reading  

Reverse Linkage: Debunked Iraq War Talking Point Is Back

Last week brought a marked increase in neoconservatives and their allies pinpointing “where the road to peace” leads through. In 2002 and 2003, they argued that road leads “through Baghdad.” In 2010, it now leads “through Tehran.” On a nearly… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for September 3, 2010. The Wall Street Journal: Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), who made his first trip to the Middle East last month, applauds the talks between Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu but… Continue Reading