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Entries by MJ Rosenberg from 01/2012

The Neocons Capture Romney

| Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

It is like a terrible joke. The people who helped inflict one of the worst disasters in U.S. history on the American people are back to do it again. And the leading GOP contender for the presidency is following their lead.

Assassination in Tehran: An Act Of War?

| Posted 01.11.2012 | World

Actions like these against civilians in one country endanger civilians in others. Imagine how the United States or Israel would react if Iran or even Canada started bumping off nuclear scientists (or anyone else) in Washington.

Is Israel Suicidal?

| Posted 01.13.2012 | World

Despite all its faults, it is hard to imagine a Jew from previous eras who would not be struck with pride and wonder by the accomplishment of the state of Israel. But now, its current leadership is jeopardizing the whole enterprise.

Lobby Has Obama's Back to Wall on Iran

| Posted 01.19.2012 | World

The nuclear-free option is worth pursuing, as is every possible alternative to war. President Obama should start the process by reaching out to Iran quietly, with the single goal of avoiding war, reducing tensions, and ending the threats and counter-threats.

After Iraq Success, Neocons Push Iran War

| Posted 01.26.2012 | World

It makes no sense. And yet, due to the pressure of the pro-war lobby, it is diplomacy that is barely on the table, while war, always the direst option, is front and center.

New Book: Iran Sanctions, But Only Alongside Diplomacy

| Posted 01.31.2012 | World

News on the Iran front gets more and more complicated. I am not referring to the situation on the ground, but in Washington where Congress, deep into election year fundraising with the AIPAC conference looming, is about to pass another sanctions bill.