Month: July 2006

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Who knew? Day by day, even as Iran’s officials assess the military setbacks of Hezbollah, they have grown more and more emboldened by the gathering support in the Islamic world for the Iranian-backed Lebanese militia on the front line with Israel. They have grown more and more emboldened by what they see as a validation […]

Fidel Sick

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On July 31, 2006

Wow. Wouldn’t that be a kicker, if Fidel picked this moment to shuffle off the mortal coil? Everybody knows that US Cuba policy wins no prizes for rationality. That the US has maintained the sam

Condi

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On July 31, 2006
Praktike is quite right; one of the things that has disappeared in a cloud of Lebanese dust over the past two weeks has been Condi Rice’s reputation as a diplomat. I wasn’t quite willing to give her much credit as Sec State, but from what I know the people at State like her, and she […]

The Key Point

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On July 30, 2006
Marshall: But it’s hard to find the signs promising at this moment. And for Israel, one number tells the irreducible story. 140 rockets fell on northern Israel today. That’s the highest count since July 12th when the whole thing started. And in terms of how Israel understands its own security, that’s the most damning thing: […]
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