Wieseltier on Iran: Laughable

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by Ali Gharib It is everyone’s right to present themselves as The Great Moral Arbiter. And the rest of us are within our rights to laugh at them. That’s what first came to mind after I finished reading Leon Wieseltier‘s… Continue Reading  

50th Anniversary of Cuban Missile Crisis Offers Lessons for Iran

Kennedy signs Proclamation 3504

via IPS News It was exactly 50 years ago when then-President John F. Kennedy took to the airwaves to inform the world that the Soviet Union was introducing nuclear-armed missiles into Cuba and that he had ordered a blockade of… Continue Reading  

Please, No More About the Freedom Agenda

Charles Krauthammer’s column does not get off to a good start: Voices around the world, from Europe to America to Libya, are calling for U.S. intervention to help bring down Moammar Gaddafi. Yet for bringing down Saddam Hussein, the United… Continue Reading  

Two Essays on Neocon Split over Egypt

Jack Ross, the American Conservative blogger, has an enlightening essay on Right Web about the neoconservative split over the current events unfolding in Egypt. Ross’s tack is somewhat different than the one offered here by Daniel Luban (see below). Instead of… Continue Reading  

Saint Elliott Speaks

Tablet‘s Lee Smith (whom we last saw attempting to expose the machinations of Washington’s “Iran lobby”) has a reverent interview today with Elliott Abrams, the notorious neoconservative operative who was George W. Bush’s top Middle East aide at the National… Continue Reading