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What is Michael Rubin Talking About?

Published on February 19th, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

In the latest attack by the neo-conservatives on the U.S. intelligence community, the American Enterprise Institute’s (AEI) Michael Rubin claims in this week’s Weekly Standard that, in his recent testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Director ... Read More


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Neo-Con Sophistry at its Most Confusing

Published on February 17th, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

In an op-ed in this past weekend’s Wall Street Journal, erstwhile Giuliani foreign-policy adviser Peter Berkowitz can’t seem to make up his mind about whether invading Iraq was a good thing or a bad thing, but ... Read More


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McCain: The New Churchill?

Published on February 17th, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

As Michael Lind pointed out in a brilliant essay published by The Nation almost exactly four years ago, Winston Churchill has been an icon of neo-conservatism for as long as it has existed. Thus, when the ... Read More


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The Launch of a New Campaign?

Published on February 12th, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

Unfortunately, I’m still persona non grata there. Please register for this event online at www.aei.org/event1670 Iranian Influence in the Middle East and Beyond: A New AEI Report Tuesday, February 19, 2008, 2:00–3:30 p.m. Wohlstetter Conference Center, ... Read More


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Neo-Cons and Bolton Flock to McCain Standard

Published on February 10th, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

As I noted in my last post, the withdrawal of both Rudy Giuliani and Fred Thompson would spur neo-conservatives and their closest aggressive nationalist friends, like John Bolton, to rally behind John McCain as their preferred ... Read More


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McCain is Now the Neo-Con Candidate

Published on February 2nd, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

With the elimination of both Rudy Giuliani last week and Fred Thompson the week before, neo-conservatives who were not already in his camp will be rushing to support Sen. John McCain. Of course, McCain was the ... Read More


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Wall Street Journal Votes for Netanyahu

Published on February 2nd, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

It will be interesting to see what Rupert Murdoch does to the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal, particularly if long-standing rumors that he intends to distance itself at least a little from its thinly ... Read More


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Briefly Updating Boot

Published on January 28th, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

In a feature article entitled “We Are Winning. We Haven’t Won.” in this week’s Weekly Standard, Max Boot elaborates on his assessment of the Surge based on his recent sojourn in Iraq. It turns out that ... Read More


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