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Category Archives: Nuclear Politics

Ret. General Abizaid on a nuclear Iran

When General Abizaid succeeded Tommy Franks as Commander of CENTCOM in 2003, much was made of his paternal Lebanese heritage, Middle East scholarship and fluent Arabic. He claimed that he … Continue reading

19 September, 2007 · 7 Comments

Neocon Historical Revisionism Revisited: the Case of Iran

UPDATED with additional links This image has already received a good airing in the blogosphere; following on the heels of Cheney’s near-sensible statements back in 1994 about the lunacy of … Continue reading

19 August, 2007 · 4 Comments

BBC journalist Alan Johnston free + I-P Recommended Reads

Good news just in that Hamas has secured the release of BBC journalist Alan Johnston in Gaza. Johnston, the only western correspondent working full-time in Gaza, was held captive for … Continue reading

4 July, 2007 · 2 Comments

The media’s ‘fog facts’ on Iran

Fog facts? This is a description that attaches to facts that are apparently fogged out, unduly buried or consigned to the obscure section of a paper. In his book entitled … Continue reading

16 April, 2007 · 5 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"