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In Last Lap, Bush Seeks Unity on Iraq
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
 President Bush says his final year in office will be dedicated to maintaining a large U.S. military presence in Iraq to sustain progress there. He also promised a range of economic efforts to revive the U.S. economy and make it more competitive internationally. But in matters of both security and prosperity, Bush said responsibility lay in large part inside the chambers of the Democratic-controlled 110th Congress.
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A China base in Iran?
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
With the French setting up a small military base in the United Arab Emirates and with the US's presence in the Persian Gulf well established, growing Iran-China cooperation on the energy and trade fronts is bound to spill over into more meaningful military cooperation. The first step would be to allow Beijing a base at one of Iran's Persian Gulf ports or on one of its islands.
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Iran & Bush's Crisis of Truth
Monday, January 28, 2008
Iran has never threatened the U.S. Nor has Iran ever invaded another country. The Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has pledged there will be no Iranian nuclear weapons, nor will Iran start a war.
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Washington--Still in Search of a Coherent Iran policy
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Regime change is about to occur in Washington as well, and a less ideological approach to Iran might include a more open discussion about Iranian security requirements, so that the terms of the debate can change.
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A Topsy-Turvy Scenario
Sunday, January 27, 2008
The controversy over Iran's nuclear ambitions has gone through many twists and turns at all levels, the most recent being the US National Intelligence Estimate finding that Iran stopped work on a nuclear weapons development program in 2003.
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Moving the Goal Posts on Dealing with Iran’s Nuclear Issue
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Even if the IAEA were to resolve all the remaining ambiguities, there would not be a single acceptable scenario that Samore and other like-minded supporters of Israel will ever accept a nuclear Iran.
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False Pretenses
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Following 9/11, President Bush and seven top officials of his administration waged a carefully orchestrated campaign of misinformation about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq.
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Iran Sanctions Hit the Wrong Target
Saturday, January 26, 2008
The Iran nuclear crisis has now reached a new threshold with several unintended consequences, one of which is the potential to damage the legitimacy of the United Nations.
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The Sanctions Trap
Saturday, January 26, 2008
With the US military positioning itself operationally and logistically for action sometime this spring, and the level of rhetoric by President Bush and his advisors on Iran being hyped up to near fever pitch, the last thing the international community should be doing is facilitating conflict by helping sustain the logic of Iran as a threat at the very time Iran's status as a nation compliant with international law is being certified.
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The Lessons of Violence
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
The cycle of violence that began decades ago, that turned a young Palestinian refugee with promise and talent into a militant and finally a martyr, is turning small boys today into new versions of what went before them. Olmert, Bush’s vaunted partner for peace, has vowed to strike at Palestinian militants “without compromise, without concessions and without mercy,” proof that he and the rest of his government have learned nothing. It is also proof that we, as the only country with the power to intervene, have become accessories to murder.
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