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Iran Attack

Who Really Ought to Be Afraid of Iran?

Melody Moezzi | Posted 06.11.2012 | World
Melody Moezzi

More than any foreign bombs or threats or sanctions, the Iranian people represent the greatest hope for Iran's future -- and not so incidentally, the greatest hope for American, Israeli and European interests.

Israeli Foreign Minister: Iran War 'Will Be A Nightmare'

Posted 04.03.2012 | World

In little-noticed remarks last month, Israel's foreign minister declared that a war with Iran would "be a nightmare," drawing in countries from around...

A Dire Strait

Dan Rather | Posted 05.29.2012 | World
Dan Rather

Two weeks ago, I made the transit through the Strait of Hormuz to the Arabian Sea. Surrounded by a destroyer, a missile cruiser and several Seahawk helicopters, we were hardly inconspicuous as we transited the Strait. And that is the point.

Obama, Bibi and Iran: The Compounded Risk Equation

Dovid Efune | Posted 05.09.2012 | World
Dovid Efune

Congress could remove doubt over Obama's Iran policies by creating a well-defined framework and a timeline that would be mandated by law, leaving no room for Iranian or Israeli uncertainty over the position of the United States.

Attacking Iran Is Illegal

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 05.06.2012 | World
Liaquat Ali Khan

There are two distinct reasons why an armed attack on Iran is illegal under international law, whether the attacker is Israel or the United States.

GOP Candidates Ignoring Experts' Warnings Against Iran War

The Daily Beast | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics

From the chairman of the Joint Chiefs to the head of Mossad, the experts are speaking out against attacking Iran over its nuclear program, but hawks l...

Russia: Iran Attack Would Trigger Chain Reaction

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2012 | World

By Alexei Anishchuk MOSCOW, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Russia warned on Wednesday that an attack on Iran would cause a catastrophe and said U...

Iran's Speedy Justice

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

In what was dubbed as a "fair trial", eleven people with alleged links to Jundallah were hanged in southern Iran on Dec. 20.

US Attack On Iran Back On The Table

TIME | JOE KLEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In late 2006, George W. Bush met with the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon and asked if military action against Iran's nuclear program was feasib...

Mike Mullen: Iran Attack 'The Last Option'

Wired | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

We are all screwed if Iran gets a nuke. And we may be just as screwed if the United States attacks Iran to keep Tehran from getting that nuke. Okay, ...

Iran Attack May Backfire: War Games Show Unintended Consequences

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Here's a war game involving Iran, Israel and the U.S. that shows how unintended consequences can spin out of control: With diplomacy failing and prec...

Americans Say No to War with Iran: Will Washington Listen?

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Congressional Democrats are sponsoring Resolution 362, which amounts to an act of war against Iran. The good news is that growing outcry from Americans is causing some to have second thoughts.

Seymour Hersh Exposes New US Covert Operations In Iran (VIDEO)

New Yorker | Seymour M. Hersh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The New Yorker's Seymour Hersh reports on how the Bush Administration has stepped up covert operations against Iran: Late last year, Congress agreed ...

McCain's Pastor Problem

Sarah Posner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Posner

Bush, Cheney, and their band of neoconservative outlaws who led us into one catastrophic war and might lead us into another are pleased to have these faith-based cheerleaders on the sidelines.

UK's Gordon Brown Calls On Europe To Take Hardline On Iran

UK Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gordon Brown last night moved to repair the alliance with President Bush by calling on European leaders to back America's tough stance on Iran. Echoi...

UN's Top Nuke Expert: Iran Strike "Would Lead Absolutely To Disaster"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Prior to the Iraq war, International Atomic Energy Agency chairman Mohammed ElBaradei warned there was "no evidence of ongoing prohibited nuclear or n...

Obama, Clinton Battle Over Iran

TPM Election Central | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama has now joined John Edwards in slamming Hillary for her vote for the Kyl-Lieberman amendment, which says Iran is responsible for problem...

Hersh: Bush's Case For Hitting Iran Has "Shifted," Now Focused On "Surgical Strikes" To "Sell" It

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Seymour Hersh, The New Yorker's Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative journalist, writes in a new article entitled "Shifting Targets" that there has be...

France: We Must Prepare For War With Iran

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner says the world should prepare for war over Iran's nuclear programme. "We have to prepare for the worst, and ...

NYT: Hawks Gaining Influence On Iran Policy

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While scrutiny this week focused on the debate over troop strength, President Bush also used the occasion to turn up the pressure on Iran, using his s...

Lieberman Asks Petraeus: Do You Want Authority To Send Troops To Iran?

TPM Muckraker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) doesn't think Gen. Petraeus has enough war on his hands. The senator (changing the subject from Iraq with "I want to go to I...