You are currently browsing the weblog archives for the day Saturday, August 16th, 2008.

Breaking News

Big nations bullying small ones…

Irancove @ August 16, 2008 # One Comment

With no sense of irony, Swoop reports on the comments of a US administration official regarding Russia’s incursion into Georgia: So long as Moscow now moderates its ambitions, our contacts suggest that Washington wants an early resolution of this episode. This will include forcefully persuading Georgia to accept a residual Russian presence in Georgia. Should […]

More on page 684

Dear Colin: Out Damn Blot

Irancove @ August 16, 2008 # 4 Comments

Letter to Colin Powell from Ray McGovern.

More on page 683

US Wants Dismantling and Not Temporary Suspension of Enrichment Facilities

Irancove @ August 16, 2008 # One Comment

By Nader Bagherzadeh at Information Clearing House 16/08/08 “ICH” — — It is clear from recent articles in the Christian Science Monitor and the Los Angeles Times [1, 2] that the heated discussion during the five hours of the July 19th Geneva conference between Iran and P5+1 may have had a lot to do with […]

More on page 682

Neoconservative Michael Ledeen Leaves American Enterprise Institute

Irancove @ August 16, 2008 # One Comment

Mother Jones has the story: And yet, while AEI’s in house team of foreign policy hands (Frederick Kagan, Danielle Pletka, etc.) has noticeably restrained itself from as aggressively publicly promoting a military option on Iran as might be expected, still it is home to those such as former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton […]

More on page 681

Media Catching up to Jerome Corsi’s Smears and Falsehoods

Irancove @ August 16, 2008 # 9 Comments

Media Matters on Jerome Corsi: While the recent anti-Obama book by Jerome Corsi, The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality (Threshold Editions), will debut atop the New York Times bestseller list, many in the media are challenging the book, noting its numerous falsehoods as well as its author’s track record, which includes […]

More on page 679

Bacevich: Was it worth it?

Irancove @ August 16, 2008 # 2 Comments

Retired Army Colonel and International Relations expert, Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich talking to Bill Moyers on the imperial presidency and national security state.

More on page 678

AP Perception Management Exclusive

Irancove @ August 16, 2008 # 4 Comments

What is the value of an article full of ominous (but routine) charges thrown at Iran by a “senior US military intelligence officer” speaking on “condition of anonymity?”  As a news item, can there be any substance or veracity to something so vague that it is impossible to prove, but ideologically consistent with the talking […]

More on page 677