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War With Iran

Iran May Have Had a Nuclear Weapons Program. That Doesn't Mean We Can't Make a Deal.

John Allen Gay | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
John Allen Gay

We must resist the temptation to conflate technical and legalistic questions with the political and strategic questions that are the true stakes in this decade-long crisis. Succumbing to a very similar temptation about Iraq's WMD programs helped draw us into war there.

Does Tea Party Hero Mike Lee Really Want a War With Iran?

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Some Republicans, like John McCain, never met a war they didn't like. But Senator Mike Lee is not one of those Republicans.

Make the 1 Percent Pay for the Iran War

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Now we know that it's actually not so hard to get Washington to do the right thing if the choices are framed correctly. Having learned this lesson, let us apply it to the question of future wars, and to the proposed Iran war in particular.

Could We Make Opposition to Iran War Obligatory for Blue State Democrats?

Robert Naiman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

What if we could make examples of some blue state Democrats who are vulnerable to pressure from the pro-war forces - not punishment examples, but deterrence examples?

Testing Iran's Change of Position

Allan Topol | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics
Allan Topol

Some in the U.S. concluded that at long last, Tehran desires a thaw in its relations with Washington and a normalization. I remain skeptical, hoping they are correct, but unwilling to make that leap for a number of reasons.

Senators Open Back Door for War With Iran

Kate Gould | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Kate Gould

Nearly half of the Senate has signed on to what is nicknamed the "Back Door to War" resolution, which calls for the U.S. to pledge military support for a potential Israeli attack on Iran. This resolution could be a precursor to a full-on authorization of military force.

Joshua Hersh

Aipac 2013 Conference Arrives At Tough Time For Budgets, Bipartisanship

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A major gathering of pro-Israel activists and lobbyists that kicks off here this weekend arrives at a time of heightened budget austerit...

Mr. President, Tear Down This Wall

Pepe Escobar | Posted 02.05.2013 | World
Pepe Escobar

Will Obama 2.0 finally admit that Washington doesn't need regime change in Tehran to improve its relationship with that country?

The Dogs of War Are Barking

Jeremiah Goulka | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jeremiah Goulka

Obama has essentially loaded the gun and cocked it. But he has kept his finger off the trigger, pursuing diplomacy with the so-called P5+1 talks and rumored future direct talks with the Iranians. The problem is: Romney's guys want to shoot.

Iraq: Ten Years, a Million Lives and Trillions of Dollars Later

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

The war in Afghanistan continues. New wars have been propagated in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia pursuant to the never-ending "War on Terror." This mindset puts us at the edge of war against Iran.

Iran and the Bomb: What If Diplomacy Fails?

Tom Farer | Posted 11.28.2012 | World
Tom Farer

Will this third assault on a Muslim nation within a dozen years strengthen the bin Laden narrative in which asymmetrical war against the West is a defensive response to unrelenting aggression?

Monopolizing War? What America Knows How to Do Best

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 11.13.2012 | World
Tom Engelhardt

It's pop-quiz time when it comes to the American way of war: three questions, torn from the latest news, just for you. Good luck!

Grouchy Muppet Prepares Israelis For Possible War With Iran

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

Moishe Oofnik, Israel's equivalent to Oscar the Grouch from "Sesame Street," is the somewhat unlikely star of a new Israeli public awareness campaign....

Beware Partisan Punditry on the Middle East

Joel Rubin | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Joel Rubin

Let's have a real debate and listen to the experts. But beware the partisans. Their advice during this presidential campaign season may be more about who gets elected in November than about how we advance our interests in the Middle East.

Congress Pushes for War With Iran

Stephen Zunes | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

President Obama's "red line" on Iran -- the point at which his administration would consider taking military action against the country -- has been the reactionary regime's actual procurement of nuclear weapons.

Potpourri

Ed Koch | Posted 08.13.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

The candidates for Mayor in 2013 are being tested on their courage to stand up and support the continuation of the stop-and-frisk program. Who among them supports the Mayor and Police Commissioner at this time?

Iranian Nuclear Program: No Trust, No Evidence

Paul Heroux | Posted 07.24.2012 | World
Paul Heroux

If Iran were proven to be lying about its program's intentions, I and many others may have a different take on military action against Iran's nuclear facilities.

Would It Make a Difference to Progressives If Norman Solomon Goes to Congress?

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Robert Naiman

A key paradox for progressives of our national political life goes something like this: everybody complains about Congress, but nobody does anything about it.

Amanda Terkel

Rand Paul's Gets Amendment Barring War With Iran Added To Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The Senate is poised to consider updated legislation stepping up sanctions on Iran on Thursday, and due to persistence from Sen. Rand Paul...

House Moots Afghan Exit, Iran War, Military Budget, and 'Signature' Drone Strikes

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Robert Naiman

According to the way the House operates, the authorization bill is the most open opportunity to challenge current policy. When the House considers the appropriations bill, amendments can be offered to cut money for specific programs.

Iran Invasion Would Be a Disaster

Bob Kerrey | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics
Bob Kerrey

There's growing talk in Washington these days about invading Iran. It's not front and center -- yet. But there are folks in Washington building an under-the-radar case for an invasion right now, so I'm not waiting to speak out.

Immaturity and Denial on Iran

Michael Brenner | Posted 06.12.2012 | World
Michael Brenner

If the United States is not ready for all-out war and its aftermath, then it should make the necessary intellectual, emotional, political and diplomatic adjustments.

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...

The Pledge of Resistance Could Change the Game Against a War With Iran

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.30.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

Millions of people around the world marched on the eve of the Iraq war. When the war happened anyway, some people said: we marched and the war happened anyway. Therefore, protest doesn't change anything. That was drawing the wrong lesson.

Senator Rand Paul Calls the Question on War with Iran

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Before we have a war with Iran, shouldn't the Senate and the House have at least one debate and vote on it? Isn't that what the Constitution demands?