Remember Stephen Cambone?

He was probably Donald Rumsfeld’s single closest adviser, as well as the Pentagon’s intelligence czar, who, among other things, reportedly helped determine how prisoners were treated at Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, etc. and who also set up a special unit within… Continue Reading  

Living in a Dream World

If you need an example of just how sophomoric both Bill Kristol’s ‘Weekly Standard’ and AEI’s Michael Rubin can be, don’t miss Rubin’s latest article in the Standard, entitled “Living in a Dream World: The Political Fantasies of Foreign Service… Continue Reading  

About that Straits Incident…

I don’t pretend to know whether the U.S. Navy’s version or the Iranian version of last Sunday’s incident in the Straits of Hormuz is more accurate or whether the two versions may not even be mutually exclusive, but I think… Continue Reading  

More Signs of Iran Detente …From Petraeus

In a new blow to the neo-conservative hard-liners at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), their hero, Gen. David Petraeus, has apparently concluded that Iran is indeed following through on its reported pledge earlier this fall to the Iraqi government to… Continue Reading  

Kristol Expands His Audience Thanks to New York Times

The New York Times’ decision to add Bill Kristol to its stable of weekly columnists seems pretty shocking to me and not only because Kristol, as pointed out by Josh Marshall, has virtually charged the Times with treason. As the… Continue Reading