Romney’s political tightrope

This week Lobe Logger extraordinaire and Think Progress National Security reporter Ali Gharib was interviewed on Al Jazeera English’s Inside Story about Mitt Romney’s foreign policy record thus far. From AJE’s write-up: ROMNEY’S VISION: FOREIGN AFFAIRS: – Romney supports Obama’s… Continue Reading  

Romney Lowers Threshold For Military Involvement In Iran, Says He’d Back Israeli Strike

via Think Progress Speaking to reporters in Jerusalem, a top foreign policy adviser to Mitt Romney said the GOP presidential nominee would support an Israeli decision to attack Iran’s nuclear program. The right-wing adviser Dan Senor said Iran should not be… Continue Reading  

Neo-Con Hawks Take Flight over Libya

From the wire: WASHINGTON, Feb 25, 2011 (IPS) – In a distinct echo of the tactics they pursued to encourage U.S. intervention in the Balkans and Iraq, a familiar clutch of neo-conservatives appealed Friday for the United States and NATO… Continue Reading  

The Leveretts, The Tea Party and Iran

The Leveretts have a piece up reacting to Sarah Palin’s USA Today op-ed. It’s a thoughtful accounting, deeply (and rightfully) scornful of Palin’s belligerence, but lacks in terms of context and framing. The Leveretts, while shrewd geo-strategists, may be engaged in… Continue Reading  

A Modest Proposal for Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer has yet another fatuous column today making the case that the blocks around the World Trade Center site are “sacred ground” that cannot be defiled by the presence of a Muslim community center. Like most “Ground Zero Mosque”… Continue Reading