Congress Takes Aim At the Palestinians

by Mitchell Plitnick The imbroglio over House Speaker John Boehner’s unseemly invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address last month is continuing to rage in Washington. But when it comes to… Continue Reading  

Hawks on Iran

Lobe Log publishes Hawks on Iran every Friday. Our posts highlight militaristic commentary and confrontational policy recommendations about Iran from a variety of sources including news articles, think tanks and pundits. Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post: The neoconservative pundit attacks the Obama… Continue Reading  

Neocon Thinktanker: Why Aren’t We Threatening Military Force In Syria?

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress Every problem in the Middle East must look like a nail to some neoconservatives because they always want to bring out the big hammer of the U.S. military. That was the case today on… Continue Reading  

Links between Iran and Al Qaeda Misconstrued

Last week newspapers were abuzz about a July 28 treasury Department’s press release titled “Treasury Targets Key Al-Qa’ida Funding and Support Network Using Iran as a Critical Transit Point.” As Jim Lobe points out in his must-read article on the… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views relevant to U.S.-Iran relations for November 13-15, 2010. The Hill: Rebecca Heinrichs, an adjunct fellow at the hawkish Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), blogs that the $60 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia should not be… Continue Reading