The Kerry Syria Gaffe that Wasn’t?

by Jasmin Ramsey *This post has been updated Yesterday we charted the way Secretary of State John Kerry’s seemingly off-handed answer to a question about how Syria could deter a US strike morphed into what’s now being referred to as… Continue Reading

Decade After Iraq, Right-Wing and Liberal Hawks Reunite Over Syria

by Jim Lobe via IPS News Ten years after right-wing and liberal hawks came together to push the U.S. into invading Iraq, key members of the two groups appear to be reuniting behind stronger U.S. military intervention in Syria. While… Continue Reading

Keller and Mindlessness

by Jim Lobe I’ll make this short. Twenty-four hours ago, we posted Amb. Robert Hunter’s analysis of the Syria question and his appeal to Obama to “keep his nerve (backed by the US military leadership) and continue resisting attempts to… Continue Reading

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to US foreign policy for Sept. 10 “Nuclear Mullahs”: The former executive editor of the New York Times, Bill Keller, summarizes the debate over Iran’s nuclear program and concludes that no war with Iran is far… Continue Reading

Bill Keller remembers the Iraq war when thinking about one with Iran

I’ve already alluded to the obvious difference of approach displayed by Bill Keller about the prospect of a U.S. war with Iran when compared to his work during the Iraq war as the executive editor of the¬†New York Times. As… Continue Reading