Former Intelligence Chief Blair Calls for End to Drone War

Noah Shachtman has the story about Adm. Dennis Blair, the former Director of National Intelligence, who just called for a sweeping reconsideration of U.S. strategy in what used to be called the “global war on terror”. In particular, Blair questioned… Continue Reading  

Iranian Civil Society ‘Raising Their Voices’ Against A Military Strike On Iran

Posted with permission of Think Progress Because neoconservatives who advocate for a military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities also operate under the pretense of supporting democracy and human rights in Iran, they’re often forced to do logical jujitsu to defend… Continue Reading  

Thoughts on Anders Behring Breivik

I’ve held off on commenting on the mass murders in Norway. Partly this was simply the result of a busy weekend (and I still can’t claim that I’ve managed to plow through more than a fraction of Breivik’s 1500-page manifesto).… Continue Reading  

US Working Overtime To Mend Israel-Turkey Relations

The Obama Administration is scrambling to keep itself out of a difficult position between two of its most important Middle East allies, Turkey and Israel. The two countries have seen their relations deteriorate for years now, highlighted by Turkish Prime… Continue Reading  

From Oklahoma City to Oslo, Neo-Cons Blow it Again

WSJ Norway ed

Editorial in today’s print edition (subsequently amended but still heavy with insinuations) of the Wall Street Journal: In terms of leaping to Islamophobic conclusions, this must rank right up there with the smug certainty with which The Investigative Project’s Steven… Continue Reading