Tony Blair’s Version of the Past Seven Years

Tony Blair’s recent comments in a BBC interview advocating a military strike against Iran are  getting plenty of attention on right wing blogs—such as Commentary’s Contentions–but his September 5th interview with Christiane Amanpour on ABC’s “This Week” — puts perspective into… Continue Reading  

Reverse Linkage: Debunked Iraq War Talking Point Is Back

Last week brought a marked increase in neoconservatives and their allies pinpointing “where the road to peace” leads through. In 2002 and 2003, they argued that road leads “through Baghdad.” In 2010, it now leads “through Tehran.” On a nearly… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for September 3, 2010. The Wall Street Journal: Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), who made his first trip to the Middle East last month, applauds the talks between Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu but… Continue Reading  

Israeli Bombing of Iran is “Not a pretty picture to contemplate, but a likely scenario”

Jeffery Goldberg‘s Point of No Return article in September’s Atlantic Monthly continues to stir up debate. Tom Ricks, Center for a New American Security (CNAS) senior fellow, adds his take to the list of disastrous scenarios which could follow an Israeli… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for September 2, 2010. The Washington Post: Scott Wilson writes that shared regional fears of a nuclear weapons possessing Iran might be a catalyst for a breakthrough in this week’s Arab-Israeli peace talks.… Continue Reading