Republicans rebooting an old classic

It’s no “it’s been pretty well confirmed that [Mohamed Atta, the leader of the 19 9/11 hijackers] did go to Prague and he did meet with a senior official of the Iraqi intelligence service in Czechoslovakia last April, several months before the attack,” which was really a masterful display of lying in the service of… Continue reading Republicans rebooting an old classic

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?

Gotta hear both sides, you know?

Friends, when it comes to the Iran deal, how can you tell what to believe? On the one hand, you have a lot of people who think it’s a good deal. I outlined many of them in my latest piece for LobeLog: Athough opposition to the Iran deal is at a fever pitch on Capitol… Continue reading Gotta hear both sides, you know?

Trying to make Bibi happy

The Wall Street Journal, in what appears to be quite a Friday News Dump, is reporting that the Obama administration is looking to release convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard. They say it’s possible that his release could come in a matter of weeks, but it’s far more likely that he’ll be released in November, when… Continue reading Trying to make Bibi happy

Predicting where the Iran deal could break down, at LobeLog

With the Iran deal done and (probably) about to get through legislative challenges both in the US and in Iran, it’s worth really thinking about what potential problems may crop up as the deal is implemented and maintained. While John Kerry is probably right that people who think there was a better deal to be… Continue reading Predicting where the Iran deal could break down, at LobeLog