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Once More with Feeling…

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On August 18, 2009
Bernard Finel handles the latest attack-Iran nonsense capably, but I’d like to supplement three points: Fabius Maximus refers to General Wald’s post as part of a “years long project to start a war with Iran.” That’s true enough, but it’s also clear that General Wald envisions the war itself as lasting, well, years: Furthermore, while […]

Amen

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On August 10, 2009

John Boonstra, responding to Paul Johnson: What we don’t know is if a successful Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities would discredit the regime to the point that it would be forced

A Green Light?

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On July 6, 2009
I guess that I don’t read Biden’s comment in the same way that Marc Lynch: BIDEN: Look, Israel can determine for itself — it’s a sovereign nation — what’s in their interest and what they decide to do relative to Iran and anyone else. STEPHANOPOULOS: Whether we agree or not? BIDEN: Whether we agree or […]

Denounce! Renounce! Etc.

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On June 23, 2009

In trying to break down the “Obama Should Denounce!” crowd into some subsets, I came up with the following five groups: Obama is being quiet because he thinks that US intervention would ca

Befuddled

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On June 21, 2009
Why is Al Sharpton on my teevee talking to Geraldo Rivera about Iran? This is to say, what has gone wrong with the world such that I have the capacity to watch Al Sharpton talk to Geraldo Rivera about Iran? Share

Backdown or Bloodbath?

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On June 19, 2009

Karim Sadjadpour has some thoughts: The weight of the world now rests on the shoulders of Mir Hossein Mousavi. I expect that Khamenei’s people have privately sent signals to him that they’

Prospects

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On June 18, 2009

When it became clear last Friday that the outcome of Iran’s election was going to be controversial, I IMed a friend that there was roughly a 1 in 4 chance that the regime would be gone in a week

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