The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for December 7, 2010: Commentary: J.E. Dyer, writing on Commentary’s Contentions blog, says that talks with Iran are futile and “the current process of negotiation and inspection is worse than irrelevant. It is counterproductive… Continue Reading  

Noah’s Bark, No Bite: RJC’s Chanuka START Attack Falls Flat

There’s no better way to commemorate a civil war among Jews 2,275 years ago, memorialized by the Jewish festival of Chanuka, than by a little intra-tribe squabbling. Perhaps that’s why, just in time for the holidays, the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC)… Continue Reading  

Kyl and JINSA’s anti-START campaign: Brought to you by Raytheon

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev stated in his annual state of the nation address to the Kremlin yesterday (Nov.30), “Either we reach an agreement on missile defense and create a joint mechanism for cooperation, or, if we do not succeed in entering into a constructive understanding, there will begin a new arms race.”

A new arms race? Sounds like good business for Raytheon. With customers in more than 80 countries, arms races are the key to Raytheon’s prosperity. No wonder Jon Kyl–(the “senator from Raytheon”?)–is putting the brakes on START, while drawing accolades from JINSA. Continue Reading