CBS Poll: Majority Support “Diplomatic Approach” with Iran

According to a CBS poll conducted ahead of last weekend’s presidential debate on national security and foreign policy, most people in the U.S. support pursuing diplomacy with Iran. Here are the details: – 55% think Iran is a threat to… Continue Reading  

Gingrich Calls For A Covert War Against Iran That’s Probably Already Happening

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress Speaking about Iran at this weekend’s Republican foreign policy debate, the candidates seemed to only agree on one thing: President Obama wasn’t getting the job done. Instead, former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich said… Continue Reading  

Dennis Ross and “The Departed”

Today the Washington Post published a slideshow depicting 21 top officials that have left the Obama administration, beginning with Dennis Ross and ending with General Stanley McChrystal. The biographical information presented about them is wanting, to say the least, but… Continue Reading  

Polling Data Contradicts Romney’s Assertion That Pakistanis Are ‘Comfortable’ With Drone Strikes

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress GOP presidential primary frontrunner Mitt Romney told the audience at Saturday’s CBS News/National Journal debate that Pakistan is “comfortable” with U.S. drone strikes within their borders. But after years of deadly drone strikes, and… Continue Reading  

Big Change Whether We Like It or Not

Only Washington Is Clueless By Andrew Bacevich Reposted by arrangement with Tom Dispatch In every aspect of human existence, change is a constant.  Yet change that actually matters occurs only rarely.  Even then, except in retrospect, genuinely transformative change is… Continue Reading