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Iran War

The Usual Suspects Aim To Spoil Iran Nuclear Deal

John Tirman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
John Tirman

The longtime pattern of the U.S.-Iran relationship: spoilers never go away, they just regroup and try to despoil again and again.

Krauthammer Admits What Senators Pushing Iran Sanctions Won't

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim & Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Backers of a controversial Senate bill to tighten sanctions on Iran in the midst of nuclear negotiations have consistently argued that their motivatio...

Ruthless Dictator Harry Reid Represses GOP Warmongers

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Senate Republicans want to put the U.S. on a path to war with Iran. They'd like to use the Senate to blow up the president's efforts to reach a diplomatic agreement with Iran to prevent war. But Republicans don't control the Senate. Therefore, Harry Reid is a dictator.

Ryan Grim

White House On Offense Against Senate Dems

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Thursday challenged a group of senators to admit they are working to push the country toward war with Iran, upping th...

Lobbying for Iran War, AIPAC's Napkin Is Half-Empty

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

In the Republican House, for a bill to see action it generally has to satisfy something called the "Hastert Rule." It certainly would be very appropriate for Majority Leader Reid to apply the Hastert Rule in this case.

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.

The Senate's 10-Year Iraq War Anniversary Gift: War With Iran

Jamal Abdi | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Jamal Abdi

The resolution, S.Res.65, is rightly being called a backdoor to war with Iran -- a convenient way to plunge the U.S. into war without a messy public debate but instead automatically, based on when Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu decides to pull the trigger.

Senators Push Promise to Support Israeli Strikes on Iran

Jamal Abdi | Posted 05.01.2013 | World
Jamal Abdi

New legislation would effectively signal that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can decide not just whether to enter Israel into war with Iran, but whether the United States enters such a war.

Top 10 Predictions for 2013

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Larry Schwimmer

Do our leaders work together like a team who wants to win the Super Bowl? Or do they argue and fight like a team destined to be a bunch of losers who go nowhere! The results they produce in the summer will tell you if we're on the path to victory or defeat.

Iran's Secret War

Reuters | Posted 01.06.2013 | World

By Peter Apps, Political Risk Correspondent WASHINGTON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - From a suspected Israeli airstrike in Sudan to cyber warfare...

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.

Britain Opposes Iran Strike

Reuters | Posted 12.26.2012 | World

LONDON, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Britain said on Friday it was opposed to a military strike on Iran "at this moment" over its disputed nuclear programme, ...

Simplistic Slogans Won't Fix the World

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey Shaffer

What I'm seeing now is a dangerous amount of simplistic thinking and Cold War-era political rhetoric. It hovers over most of our national policy debates, very much like an ominous black cloud.

War With Iran? A Time to Ask Questions

Terry Newell | Posted 12.01.2012 | World
Terry Newell

We should not once again leave ourselves at the mercy of events or inadequate public debate. War may in fact need to come, but the time to adequately consider that need is now, not when the immediacy of the moment renders rational discussion and debate emotionally, or practically, impossible.

Netanyahu: It's Getting 'Late, Very Late' To Stop Iran

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 11.27.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS — In his most detailed plea to date for global action against Iran's nuclear program, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu s...

Top Military Chief Defends Drills In Persian Gulf

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 09.20.2012 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain -- The admiral in charge of the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet on Thursday defended the large American-led naval exercises in the Persian Gulf ...

Iran Deploys Submarine In Persian Gulf

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 09.18.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Tehran has deployed one of its Russian-made submarines in the Persian Gulf, just days after the United States and more than two dozen ...

What U.S. and Iranian Leaders Can Do to Avert War

Thomas J. Buonomo | Posted 10.17.2012 | World
Thomas J. Buonomo

It is clear that if U.S. and Iranian political leaders continue down the present course they will almost certainly lead us into another bloody war. Out of empathy for those who will do the fighting and dying, here are a few things they can do to avert conflict.

Revolutionary Guard Chief Shares Biggest Threat To Iran

AP | Posted 08.03.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- The chief commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard said Friday that the biggest threat to his country is a "soft war" launched by...

A Call for War That Should Be Ignored

Ali Fatemi | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Ali Fatemi

The war camp may not have the patience to let the Iranian regime collapse under its own weight. However, their call for a war should be ignored as a rush to war will be only counter-productive and it will strengthen the hands of extremists throughout the region.

Live Updates On The Nuclear Tug-Of-War With Iran

Posted 07.03.2012 | World

An international tug-of-war over Iran’s controversial nuclear program has pitted several world powers against the Islamic Republic, with little sign...

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.

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...

Ryan Grim

Rand Paul's Anti-Iran War Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Presidents of both parties, over the past several decades, have shown a willingness to interpret Senate resolutions in the broadest imag...

Former Intel Chief: Netanyahu's Judgement Clouded By 'Messianic Feelings'

AP | DAN PERRY and DIAA HADID | Posted 06.28.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — The former head of Israel's Shin Bet security agency has accused the country's political leaders of exaggerating the effectiveness o...