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Iran: An Obsession of American Politics

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The “Swoop“ on Iran: While Iraq remains the primary point of tension between the US and Iran, the consequences are increasingly regional in scope. The State Department has issued a new report charging Iran with supporting global terrorism. The Pentagon has announced an upcoming report specifying evidence of Tehran’s support for Shi’a militias in Iraq. […]

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Al Zawahiri Sees Iran as Common Enemy of Al-Qaeda and US

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Contrary to McCain’s gaffe about Shiite Iran helping Sunni al Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahri expressed his desire to see the destruction of Iran in new online Q&A session. See Juan Cole’s post for more on McCain’s spiritual advisers. “We hope that war ‘saps’ both Washington and Tehran,” [Zawahiri] said according to a press tv report. “The […]

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Gary Sick Critiques Clinton’s Iran Policy

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Professor Gary Sick who served on the National Security Council under Presidents Ford, Carter and Regard offers his take on the policy of “Dual Containment” started by Bill Clinton—continued by the Bush administration—and now promoted by Hilary Clinton. (Link via Jim Lobe) Hillary Clinton’s warning that the United States could “obliterate” Iran if that country […]

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