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War With Iran

Scary Thought: Is Condi Rice Our Last, Best Chance for Peace?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Condi needs to either convince the president what a catastrophe attacking Iran would be. Or, failing that, break with the administration and do the noble thing by resigning while it still might make a difference.

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.

Hagee's "Christians for Israel" Meet in DC, Seeking Conflict with Iran

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

When you say "Israel Lobby," people tend to think "AIPAC." Many people don't realize that a key component of the "Israel Lobby" consists of people who call themselves Christian.

Pastor Hagee's Media Supression Scandal Threatens To Splash Embattled Lieberman

Bruce Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Wilson

This latest round of scandal comes just as a coalition of progress activists has delivered a 43,000-plus signature petition calling to strip Lieberman of his chairmanship and rank in the caucus.

In Praise of Barney Frank's Flip on the Iran Blockade Resolution

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

This country urgently needs more members of Congress like Barney Frank, who are willing to state forthrightly that they made a mistake.

Iran Resolution Must Change

Rep. Robert Wexler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Robert Wexler

I am not willing to leave even the "slightest crack" open for this president to unilaterally set this nation down another disastrous path of war in Iran.

Americans Don't Know: There's a Plan on the Table to Resolve the Nuclear Standoff with Iran

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

What those promoting military attacks on Iran don't want Americans to know is that there's an offer on the table that could resolve the dispute over Iran's nuclear program and allow both sides to claim victory.

One Way to Lower Gas Prices: Lay Off Iran

Lionel Beehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lionel Beehner

For the love of cheap gas, shut up, already. Let's stop with this nonsense about us or the Israelis launching a preemptive strike against Iran.

How to Avoid an Israeli-Iranian War

Trita Parsi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trita Parsi

A military attack on Iran would not only lead to Iran opting out of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, it would kill the Iranian pro-democracy movement.

A Decent Respect for the Opinions of Mankind: Iran Literacy Quiz

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Since it doesn't look like Washington has any intention of swearing off its bombing addiction anytime soon, in the spirit of '76, I offer the following quiz for the edification of the general public.

Congress to Bush and Cheney: Do What You Want in Iran

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bromwich

"The process is broken," one of Seymour Hersh's informants told him, "and this is dangerous stuff we're authorizing." Yet the Democrats may think that what they don't know can't hurt them at the polls.

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.

Are Congressional Democrats Leading Us to War with Iran?

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Until recently, the power struggle within the Bush administration over whether to attack Iran seemed to be going badly for the hawks. Their disastrous...

Diplomacy as a Last Resort

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

The US will do everything in its power to prevent an attack by Iran or to respond militarily should an attack take place. In dealing with the likes of Ahmadinejad, there is nothing wrong with being vocal about that fact.

The Saga Of The Protest Song

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

I figured maybe "Fortunate Son"'s rebellious tone had gotten his attention. But it was something more... my nephew was asking questions about its political lyrics and theme.

Are Iran and Israel Destined to be Enemies?

Trita Parsi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trita Parsi

The key to tempering the Israeli-Iranian rivalry -- at least the Iranian side of it -- lies in playing Iran's ideological and strategic interests against each other.

Iran Accepted Pickering's Enrichment Proposal: Did Anyone Notice?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Iran appears to have shifted to a public diplomacy strategy; instead of simply making proposals to US officials which they expect will be ignored, they are attempting to speak directly to the US public.

Jason Linkins

Asia Times Report: 'Air Strikes Against Iran' Coming 'Within...Two Months,' Senators Categorically Deny Story | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Aides to Senators Feinstein and Lugar have emphatically denied that airstrikes against Iran are forthcoming, and have added that no op-ed piec...

Iran Policy: Foolhardy and Dangerous

Lincoln Chafee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Chafee

Eight years ago, nuclear nonproliferation worked. Today we've done much to encourage a flat-out arms race among countries that feel they need nuclear weapons to defend their borders.

McCain Gaffe Alert: Iran

Moira Whelan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Moira Whelan

There should be real questions about whether McCain -- as well as his foreign policy team -- has any knowledge of US-Iranian relations.

Russert Watch 5-18-08: In Which Tim Stays on the Surface About "Appeasement"

Todd Gitlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Todd Gitlin

Russert turned to his usual routine, and tried unsuccessfully to nudge Webb into saying that he was at odds with Democrat orthodoxy about veterans and Iraq.

The Anatomy of Neoconservative Propaganda

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Sedaei

A few quotes by Ahmadinejad have been misquoted, mistranslated and misinterpreted to the point of distorting reality, drawing him as a powerful anti-Semitic dictator with an apocalyptic vision.

O'Reilly Irrational Jihad #472: General Electric

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jonathan Kim

O'Reilly's new fatwa has more to do with his running feud with MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, who has been relentless in his efforts to expose O'Reilly as the lying, ignorant, ridiculous blowhard he is.

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...

Israel's 60th: On the Fast Track to the Apocalypse

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Those who confuse preemptive with pro-active are those who deliberately blur the boundaries between civilization and chaos.