Middle East update: March 6 2018

SYRIA Implementing the last stage of the Aleppo playbook, Russia on Tuesday offered Syrian rebels still in Eastern Ghouta safe passage out of that besieged area to, well, someplace else. And here’s the rub–while that deal has worked in the past, with the Russians offering safe passage to Idlib province, that offer is no longer… Continue reading Middle East update: March 6 2018

More people who must not be as smart as Chuck Schumer

Last time it was a bunch of retired generals and admirals demonstrating that they obviously know less about military risk and national security than Chuck Schumer, on account of they think the Iran deal is actually pretty good whereas he knows that it’s terribad. Today we have 75 experts on nuclear non-proliferation demonstrating that, unfortunately,… Continue reading More people who must not be as smart as Chuck Schumer

People who are obviously not as smart as Chuck Schumer: an ongoing series

We’ve already established that Chuck Schumer knows more about non-proliferation and Iran than trained diplomats, national security experts, arms control experts, nuclear scientists, and more diplomats. But did you know that Chuck Schumer also knows more about the military risks post by the Iran deal than actual military people? It must be true: Three dozen… Continue reading People who are obviously not as smart as Chuck Schumer: an ongoing series

Who are you going to believe, a bunch of experts or Chuck Schumer?

Chuck Schumer has unsurprisingly become every right-winger’s favorite Democrat since he declared last week that he’s voting against the Iran deal. Nothing wrong with that, I guess, although it seems an odd place to find a guy who thinks he’s going to be the next Democratic leader in the Senate. You gotta do what you… Continue reading Who are you going to believe, a bunch of experts or Chuck Schumer?

Chuck Schumer tries to have it both ways

Let’s get this out of the way: unless he actively whips votes against the Iran deal among Senate Democrats, Chuck Schumer’s decision to vote against the Iran deal is probably not going to derail the deal. I realize this would come as a major blow to The New York Times, whose breathless “Shaking Democratic Firewall”… Continue reading Chuck Schumer tries to have it both ways