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Fareed Zakaria: American Discussion on Iran Has “Lost All Connection to Reality”

Irancove @ October 23, 2007 # 11 Comments

Editor of Newsweek, Fareed Zakaria, chimes in on the sensationalist vilifying of Iran in the American political discourse. Missing from most discussion about Iran is the reality of Iran’s military spending compared to rivals in the region: The American discussion about Iran has lost all connection to reality. Norman Podhoretz, the neoconservative ideologist whom Bush […]

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Kristol Blames Iran as “The Only Real Threat” to Success In Iraq

Irancove @ October 23, 2007 # 3 Comments

As Think Progress points out, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol described Iran as the only obstacle to success in Iraq. After pushing for war with Iraq, which after almost five years has not come close to any resolution (as well as Afghanistan), Kristol is implicitly promoting expanding the current wars into a third front in […]

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The Roll-Out Presses On

Irancove @ October 23, 2007 # 4 Comments

Scott Horton at Harpers weighs in on Cheney’s speech to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and reaches the same conclusions as Greg Djerejian at the Belgravia Dispatch:  That Vice President Cheney is threatening war with Iran. …note the focus on the Quds unit of the Revolutionary Guard. This is an exercise in target-practicing. […]

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British Troops Entered Iran

Irancove @ October 23, 2007 # 3 Comments

From Times Online: BRITISH special forces have crossed into Iran several times in recent months as part of a secret border war against the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s Al-Quds special forces, defence sources have disclosed. There have been at least half a dozen intense firefights between the SAS and arms smugglers, a mixture of Iranians and […]

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