Tag Archives: iran

Letters from the Front

I’m just catching up with Nico Pitney’s live-blog of the ongoing protests in Iran. (Funny enough, I’m seeing him being interviewed by Rachel Maddow in a repeat of today’s show right now.) In his 2:21PM ET entry, Nico reports a … Continue reading

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Howard Kurtz defends CNN on the lack of coverage in Tehran

Twitter was all aflutter yesterday with criticism of CNN for its lack of coverage of the on-going protests in Tehran (see #cnnfail and #IranElection on Twitter, also this article from the NY Times). Howard Kurtz, of CNN’s Reliable Sources offered … Continue reading

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David Harsanyi – ‘A cup of tea with a thug’

Would Barack Obama have held a sit-down with Ayatollah Khomeini in 1980? Or a face-to-face chat with Saddam Hussein in 1991? Is personal diplomacy with our enemies always productive? A cup of tea with a thug – The Denver Post … Continue reading

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No Denouncing Needed, Barack– McCain *is* a Warmonger

John McCain criticized Barack Obama Saturday for not denouncing comments from a speaker at a North Dakota Democratic Party event calling the Arizona senator a “warmonger.” CNN Political Ticker – McCain criticizes Obama over speaker The only problem… John McCain … Continue reading

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British fear US commander is beating the drum for Iran strikes – Telegraph

British officials gave warning yesterday that America’s commander in Iraq will declare that Iran is waging war against the US-backed Baghdad government. British fear US commander is beating the drum for Iran strikes – Telegraph Change a few locations and … Continue reading

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Admiral William Fallon quits over Iran policy

Admiral William Fallon, Commander of US Central Command (CENTCOM), the unit of the armed forces tasked with the Middle East, East Africa and Central Asia, resigned his commission today. The Admiral cited differences with the administration over foreign policy (what? … Continue reading

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