The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

‘Peace for Our Time’

“Obama: Anatomy of a World Leader,” by Alex Gray (detail) The Washington Post: GENEVA — Iran and six major powers agreed early Sunday on an historic deal that freezes key parts of Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for temporary relief on some economic sanctions, diplomats confirmed. We need not know anything about the details of […]

Iran: No Deal Is a Good Deal

Our anti-American president and our abominable Secretary of State were willing to bargain with Iran’s totalitarian death cult. Strange as it may seem, however, the French showed a bit of backbone: Talks on curbing Iran’s nuclear program ended with no deal early Sunday after France objected that proposed measures didn’t go far enough. U.S. Secretary […]

Tehran Supports Chuck Hagel, and Nobody Really Seems to Care

This ought to be shocking:  Hooshang Amirahmadi, who led Rutgers’ Center for Middle Eastern Studies when Hagel came to campus, is the founder and president of the American-Iranian Council. He arranged for Hagel’s speech on March 2, 2007, the faculty source told The Daily Caller. The connection between Obama’s choice for Secretary of Defense and […]

‘Arab Spring’ Update: Foreign News the Media Doesn’t Want to Ask Obama About

Kirsten Powers points out what was so obviously missing from Sunday’s 60 Minutes softball interview: Now, I’m sorry, is anyone paying attention to what’s going on in North Africa? Why is the president not asked about Algeria, Mali, Libya? These are front and center in the news right now. Indeed. Lots of news out there: […]

Iranian Space Monkey Jokes

I bet that space monkey was happy to get the hell out of Iran — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) January 28, 2013 Of course, the news that Iran has launched a monkey into space is no laughing matter. It’s like the North Korean “space program,” a purportedly peaceful (nudge, nudge) way of flight-testing an ICBM. […]

The Iranian Navy On A Med Cruise?

by Smitty A Russian site has the best detail: Iran will deploy a fleet of warships to the Mediterranean Sea, Navy chief Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Wednesday. “The Navy’s 24th fleet of warships will patrol the north of the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden, Bab-el-Mandeb, the Red Sea, Suez Canal and the […]

TINFOIL HAT: Sec State Injured, SEAL Killed During Iran Incident?

by Smitty Supposedly the Russian GRU is circulating a report that the recently Navy SEAL Commander demise and non-availability of the Secretary of State are related: This GRU report, however, states that US military flight logs recorded by Russian air and space forces confirm that Commander Price, and other members of US Navy Seal Team […]

Text of Mitt Romney’s Speech at VMI

The text of the foreign policy speech Mitt Romney gave today at the Virginia Military Institute, as prepared for delivery: I particularly appreciate the introduction from my good friend and tireless campaign companion, Gov. Bob McDonnell. He is showing what conservative leadership can do to build a stronger economy. Thank you also Congressman Goodlatte for […]


Joe Biden continues to demonstrate his gravitas: “When we took office, let me remind you, there was virtually no international pressure on Iran. We were the problem,” Biden said. “We were diplomatically isolated in the world, in the region, in Europe.” Biden continued, “We were neither fully respected by our friends nor feared by our […]

Too Stupid for Media Matters

In a sidebar headline at AOSHQ, I noticed a story from The Lid: BREAKING: MJ Rosenberg OUT At Media Matters Hmmm. Media Matters fires some guy. What’s this about? Rosenberg’s offense was describing pro-Israel Jews as “Israel Firsters.” Which is to say, Rosenberg thinks his fellow Jews are too pro-Israel. Let me see if I […]

War With Iran? Cue The Fear!

by Smitty Instapundit relays the Mead: In a recent interview with CBS news anchor Scott Pelley, Panetta said “the United States does not want Iran to develop a nuclear weapon. That’s a red line for us”. He continued: “We will take whatever steps are necessary to stop them”. A nuclear Iran is “unacceptable”. When US […]

You See, Mr. Paul, History Does Not Support Scientific Experiments

by Smitty The Australian reports that RUSSIA seized today a consignment of the radioactive isotope Sodium-22 at a Moscow airport from a passenger who was to travel on a flight to Tehran, the customs service said. “Tests showed that the Sodium-22 could only have been obtained as the result of the work of a nuclear […]

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