Freedom Isn’t Free at the State Department

The Only Employee at State Who May Be Fired Because of WikiLeaks By Peter Van Buren Reposted by arrangement with Tom Dispatch On the same day that more than 250,000 unredacted State Department cables hemorrhaged out onto the Internet, I… Continue Reading  

Bill Clinton’s Comments about Netanyahu Cause a Stir

Last week former president Bill Clinton made headlines after comments he made about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York were published in Foreign Policy. According to Josh Rogin, Clinton blames Netanyahu for the… Continue Reading  

John Bolton Rejects Proposal For Hotline With Tehran

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress Former U.N. ambassador John Bolton took to Fox News this morning to blast the idea of a “hotline” between Iran and the United States. Bolton is quick to dismiss the concept as cheap political… Continue Reading  

Inhofe Now Supports Confirming Amb. Ford To Syria Post: ‘I’ve Been Proven Wrong’

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress When President Obama said he intended to fill the five-year vacancy at the U.S. embassy in Damascus, Syria, Republicans went wild, expressing opposition to an appointment and, eventually, blocking confirmation. Last December, Obama gave… Continue Reading  

On the Bunker Buster Transfer to Israel

On Eli Lake’s ‘Daily Beast’ article on the Obama administration’s transfer of bunker buster bombs to Israel a few months after it took power in January 2009, Ali has helpfully added to the story on the thinkprogress security blog by… Continue Reading