Dennis Ross Sits on Board for Daniel Pipes’s Journal

Earlier this week, I chronicled some of Amb. Dennis Ross‘ interactions with, white-washing of, and seeming affinity for several neoconservative individuals, groups, and ideas. A top Obama administration adviser with an ever-growing portfolio including Iran and, more recently, the Israeli-Arab… Continue Reading  

Neocons Gloat About Islamist Iraq, Denounce Islamism

Something of a little blog firestorm was sparked when the Washington Post‘s neoconservative blogger Jennifer Rubin claimed that George W. Bush deserved credit for setting in motion the Tunisian uprising against its U.S.-backed dictator because the seed that sprouted popular… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for January 21: Foreign Policy: Josh Rogin, on his Foreign Policy blog The Cable, reports that administration officials are pushing back against a common perception in Congress that China isn’t doing enough to support… Continue Reading  

Ari Shavit: Meir Dagan Poses a Threat to Everyone Who Hyped The Iranian Nuclear Threat

Right wing rage towards Meir Dagan over his announcements that Iran cannot produce a nuclear bomb until 2015 and that a military attack on Iran would be disastrous has boiled over onto the editorial pages of Haaretz. (Although Dagan’s comment about… Continue Reading  

Tomgram: Ira Chernus, Obama Trapped by Myth

How the Power of Myth Keeps Us Mired in War Why Are We Still in Afghanistan? By Ira Chernus Reprinted with permission of When I try to figure out why we are still in Afghanistan, though every ounce of logic… Continue Reading