For Hawks, Every American Captive Returned Home Diplomatically is a Failed Opportunity

bill-kristol

by Eli Clifton This month, opponents of the Iran deal have decided to run with the talking point that the delivery of $400 million to Iran in January was a “ransom payment” for the release of three American citizens. The… Continue Reading  

Regime Changers and War Hawks Dominate Congressional Iran Deal Hearing

CPmO8zHUAAEec_Z[1]

by Ali Gharib It didn’t take long for the much remarked upon New York Times Magazine profile of Obama foreign policy adviser Ben Rhodes to reach a height that all probing news stories might aspire to: spurring Congressional hearings to… Continue Reading  

FDD, “Neoconservative,” and the New York Times

Screen Shot 2013-10-26 at 10.26.52 AM

by Jim Lobe Anyone who has followed the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) knows it’s a neoconservative organization whose central purpose since its founding in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 has less to do with democracy than with promoting the… Continue Reading  

Neocons Take Flight Over Syria

Syria-War-Flag11413

by Jim Lobe via IPS News In an echo of the tactics they used to promote U.S. intervention in the Balkans, Iraq and Libya, a familiar clutch of neo-conservatives published a letter Tuesday urging President Barack Obama to go far… 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. Jacob Helibrunn, National Interest: The senior editor argues that… Continue Reading