The Other McCain

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Report: Trump Cancels Strike Against Iran

If true, this is good news: Officials said the president had initially approved attacks on a handful of Iranian targets, like radar and missile batteries. The operation was underway in its early stages when it was called off, a senior administration official said. Planes were in the air and ships were in position, but no […]

Iran Executes Gay Teenager

Religion of Peace™ update: Iran’s regime executed a gay adolescent in July — the first confirmed execution of someone convicted as a juvenile in the Islamic Republic in 2016 — Amnesty International reported this week. Hassan Afshar, 19, was hanged in Arak Prison in Iran’s Markazi Province on July 18, after he was convicted of […]

President Jarrett Says: #NoMoreGOPWar

by Smitty [View the story “Zombie Anti-War Movement Can Haz Brainz Munchie? #NoMoreGOPWar” on Storify]

Poll Finds ‘Clear Majority’ of Americans Are Hopelessly Gullible Fools

That’s not the headline in the Washington Post, however: Poll: Clear majority supports nuclear deal with Iran We’re conducting diplomacy by referendum now? Exactly how much does the average American know about the details of this “deal”? Are folks sitting around over dinner at the Olive Garden chatting about centrifuges and enriched uranium? Have random […]

‘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: […]

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