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Same Old Policies: Obama on Iran Is Bush All Over Again

Jahandad Memarian | Posted 10.28.2013 | World
Jahandad Memarian

Reading the book Dispensable Nation by Vali Nasr helps us assess President Obama's first-term approach to the challenges the U.S. has faced regarding its relationship with Iran, particularly in light of the country's nuclear program.

How Obama Is Channeling George W. Bush

Salon | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics

The rumblings of invading and “punishing” Iran have been in existence at least since President G.W. Bush’s famous 2002 “We Will Save the World...

Laura Dean

Bush CIA Honcho: Military Option Should Be Off The Table With Iran | Laura Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the fifth consecutive day of protests in Iran drew to a close, one of the chief members of President Bush's intelligence apparatus warned that the ...

Ahmadinejad: Iran's Bush: Newsweek

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"I'm going to vote for Mousavi on June 12," says Ali. If he were a student activist or a reformist politician, that wouldn't be a surprising declarati...

Obama Renews Iran Sanctions; Ahmadinejad Calls Them "Childish"

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Speaking to Congress Thursday, President Obama announced renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran, thus adhering to a precedent that began in 1995. According t...

How Obama Can Further U.S.-Iran Relations

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

President Barack Obama, who says he wants to open serious talks with Iran and establish better relations will have his work cut out for him. His first step is to read Iran's modern history.

Civilian Diplomacy

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

With the Bush administration in popularity freefall, its splendid little war in Iraq having run aground, many Americans have been eying its hollow belligerence toward Iran with acute nervousness.

What Georgia Got Wrong: Iran

Chris Meserole | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Meserole

The violence in Georgia has revealed just how extensively Washington has realigned its interests in central Asia. The Bush administration has no desire to let Georgia burn, yet that's exactly what it's doing.

Bush Reveals True Reason for War in Push for Iraqi Agreement

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Operation Iraqi Freedom was never about liberating the people of Iraq but instead about liberating its assets for foreign exploitation.

Unearthed: News of the Week the Mainstream Media Forgot to Report

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle

Home foreclosures could affect voting rolls, Judge blocks coal plant due to global warming, Japan automakers control 34.7 percent of U.S. market, and U.S. exports to Iran grew tenfold under Bush.

Memo to the Progressive Community on Iran

Ilan Goldenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ilan Goldenberg

For the past eight years we have pursued an incoherent approach that fails to focus clearly on U.S. interests and does not effectively use all of the tools of power available.

Senior Israeli Official: Bush Intends To Attack Iran

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Jerusalem Post reports that a senior Israeli official said that President Bush and Vice President Cheney are of the belief that military action ag...

Sam Stein

Conyers: Impeachment If Bush Invades Iran | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaking on Tuesday, Rep. John Conyers said that serious legal challenges to the Bush administration would not be off the table both before the presid...

Sorry, Guys. WWIII Gets Cancelled

Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marc Cooper

As news over the Iran intelligence estimate seeps in, never have so many been so disappointed so much over the prospects of avoiding war. Just when we're all revved up for WWIII, it goes and gets cancelled.

Bush Tells Israelis He Doesn't Believe Iran NIE Report

Newsweek | Michael Hirsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In public, President Bush has been careful to reassure Israel and other allies that he still sees Iran as a threat, while not disavowing his administr...

Pentagon Says Threat May Not Have Come From Iranian Boats

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Earlier this week, the Pentagon said that three of its Navy ships in the Strait of Hormuz had been harassed and provoked by Iranian speedboats. The Na...

Thomas B. Edsall and Max Follmer

Former CIA Officials: Bush Iran Claims "Preposterous" | Thomas B. Edsall and Max Follmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Four former CIA officials who provided intelligence information to past presidents described as preposterous President Bush's claim that he was unawar...

Did Israel Know About Iran Report Before Bush?

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

According to Haaretz, Israel has known about the Iran NIE "for more than a month. The first information on it was passed on to Defense Minister Ehud B...

White House Contradicts Bush, Says He Was Told In August That Iran May Have Halted Nuclear Program

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Bush was told in August that Iran's nuclear weapons program "may be suspended," the White House said Wednesday, which seemingly contradicts ...

Bush: CNN's Candy Crowley Gave Me A Virus!

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

At this morning's press conference on Iran, serious talk eventually dwindled and the President made small talk with reporters. When conversation turn...

President Bush To Hold Press Conference This Morning

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Bush, entrenched in disputes with Congress over spending and the war in Iraq, wants to intensify pressure on lawmakers when he addresses the...

Iran Reformers to US: Let's Talk

Christian Science Monitor | Scott Peterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Shirin Ebadi are among several key Iranian public figures saying that only dire...

In Politics: Iranian University Invites Bush To Speak

Washington Post | Robin Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Bush Iran, Home News

After the controversial appearance of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at Columbia University last week, an Iranian university yesterday invited Presiden...

NYT: Bush Rhetoric Elevating Ahmadinejad's Status In Iran, Middle East

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was first elected president, he said Iran had more important issues to worry about than how women dress. He even called for a...

Webb: Lieberman Iran Amendment Is "Cheney's Fondest Pipe Dream"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On the Senate floor today, Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) made an impassioned appeal to his fellow senators, declaring that the Lieberman-Kyl amendment on Iran ...