From the Department of Unintended Irony

By Daniel Luban National Review‘s Rich Lowry: A major irony in Bush’s policy is that Iran appears to be much better primed than Iraq for a transition to democratic government (although Iraq is managing it anyway). It hasn’t been devastated… Continue Reading  

A Thought Experiment

By Daniel Luban Daniel Halper writes in The Weekly Standard today: On “The Early Show” this morning, Obama said that “what we can do is bear witness and say–to the world that the, you know, incredible demonstrations that we’ve seen… Continue Reading  

McCarthy: Obama hates freedom, loves Islamofascism

By Daniel Luban It’s too early to declare a winner of the prize for “most unhinged right-wing commentary on the Iran crisis,” but National Review Online‘s Andy McCarthy (currently a fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies) makes a… Continue Reading  

Don’t Call Cliff May “Pro-Torture”

By Eli Clifton Clifford D. May, president of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, is outraged that the New York Times website published a blog post stating that, “Cliff May argued that torture is justified against Muslims because they’re… Continue Reading  

Neocons Say Everyone’s a Neocon on Iran

by Ali Gharib As a short follow up to Daniel’s post yesterday on Krauthammer’s Projections, I wanted to quickly mention that the neocons are not only projecting their wants and desires for the Middle East onto Iranians, but also onto… Continue Reading