The Cheney-Edelman Connection

Greg Sargent at the TPM Café just posted an important entry on Vice President Dick Cheney’s contribution to the contretemps between the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, Eric Edelman, and Sen. Hillary Clinton regarding the Pentagon’s contingency planning for withdrawing… Continue Reading  

Comments Invited

  Readers of this blog may have noticed that it is now possible to comment on specific entries, and you are invited to do so. Ad hominem or otherwise irrelevant attacks against individuals or groups of people will not be… Continue Reading  

Withdrawal from Iraq = Second Holocaust?

Again from the fever swamps of ‘The National Review’ comes a particularly apocalyptic scenario from the president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), former Republican National Committee communications director, and New York Timesman Clifford May who asks in a… Continue Reading  

Follow-up on Syria

Just a short post to note that Michael Gerson’s notion that the U.S. mount cross-border raids into Syria — in part because Iran was just too tough for the moment – was followed up not only by Max Boot’s suggestion… Continue Reading  

Re-Targeting Syria, the “Ho Chi Minh Trail of Terrorists?”

Just when it appears that Israel and Syria may be slowly inching their way towards peace talks with the help of Turkey and Qatar (although Israel’s new president, Shimon Peres, called for direct talks Friday), two hawks at the otherwise… Continue Reading