Questions About (Inclusion of) Islamism

Egypt is on everyone’s minds today in Washington, not least among them neoconservatives and pro-Israel hawks. House Foreign Affairs chief Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) was wondering about the “nefarious ends” of some “elements” there, and Jeffrey Goldberg, who, with shifting views, expressed apprehension about… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for November 24, 2010: The Washington Times: Ben Birnbaum reports that a leaked International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN’s nuclear watchdog, indicates that Iran’s nuclear program “experienced a one-day shutdown last week, indicating… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for November 19, 2010. The Washington Post: The Post‘s increasingly neoconservative editorial board, led by Fred Hiatt, is challenging Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’s opposition to a military strike on Iran. “To be clear:… Continue Reading  

Wash Times Soft Pedals Gates’s Antiwar Message

The Washington Times story on Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’s talk on Tuesday is missing a little something. Specifically, the Times omits any mention of his assessment of the unsavory outcomes of a U.S. military attack on Iran. Here’s the Times report,… Continue Reading  

Bahrain Gov’t: Ben Birnbaum “Inaccurately Reported” Ambassador’s Comments

Ben Birnbaum’s Washington Times article, which attempted to rehash the tired argument that Arab states want the U.S. and/or Israel to attack Iran’s nuclear sites, took another hit today with a statement from Bahrain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). On Friday,… Continue Reading