Let’s All, For a Moment, Remember Bibi’s Wisdom on Iraq 10 Years Ago

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by Jim Lobe As usual, Paul Pillar hits the mark in his latest blog post at the National Interest in asking “Why are the Neocons Still Around?”, suggesting that when you are responsible for “one of the biggest and costliest… Continue Reading  

Hawks on Iran

Lobe Log publishes Hawks on Iran every Friday. Our posts highlight militaristic commentary and confrontational policy recommendations about Iran from a variety of sources including news articles, think tanks and pundits. John Bolton, Mark Wallace & Kristen Silverberg, Wall Street… Continue Reading  

Israel takes bigger gambles to push Obama into Iran attack

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Headlines today featured news of a spike in oil prices based on fears of an Israeli strike on Iran. That fear is based on last week’s major uptick in Israeli rhetoric — mostly from Defense Minister Ehud Barak — which was geared… Continue Reading  

Tale of a Missed Opportunity

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by Peter Jenkins When two or more aficionados of the Iranian nuclear controversy are gathered together, the conversation will turn at some point to whether opportunities for resolving the issue peacefully have been missed. Some see a missed opportunity in… Continue Reading  

Romney Lowers Threshold For Military Involvement In Iran, Says He’d Back Israeli Strike

via Think Progress Speaking to reporters in Jerusalem, a top foreign policy adviser to Mitt Romney said the GOP presidential nominee would support an Israeli decision to attack Iran’s nuclear program. The right-wing adviser Dan Senor said Iran should not be… Continue Reading