Tag: Iran

Lou Dobbs (Yes, Lou Dobbs): Petition to Bring Home All Troops »

I rarely agree with Lou Dobbs but am gladdened to find out that he has adopted a radical Ron Paulian stand on foreign policy. He is promoting a petition to bring home all U.S. troops from overseas. This is a hopeful sign that some elements on the right are beginning to question Obama’s wars....
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Obama or Palin: The Neocons Win Either Way »

If you think that Obama and Palin are polar opposites, think again. As Mark Brady points out, Obama has pretty much endorsed their world policing agenda through his Afghan surge. So too has Sarah Palin. In an open letter, the heroine of the town-hall rabble rousers embraces Obama’s Afghan policy, albeit adding some gentle...
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The Netroots are Bored by Obama’s Wars »

Now that Obama is in charge, the netroots (who led the fight against the Iraq war), no longer seem to care about foreign policy. If the antiwar movement ever makes a comeback, it won’t be because of them. At a recent gathering of the Netroots Nation, the participants were asked: “[D]o you, personally, spend...
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C.S. Lewis on the Evil and Corruption of Theocracy »

To follow up on my recent blog posting, “Obama’s New Theocracy,” and now with the brutal crackdown and news blackout by Iranian government officials on the huge peaceful protests of the corruption and repression in Iran (see here, here, here and here), C. S. Lewis’s discussion of the enormous dangers from theocracy (faith-based statism)...
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All Hail Caesar! Here and Abroad »

In the USA, it is “All hail to Caesar!” So it seems by the clampdown on students satirizing President Obama at Bucknell University. Readers may recall that during the election campaign the freedom-fighting (?) faculty of the University of Illinois got a reversal of a ruling that would require them to eschew political buttons...
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I’m Speaking at San Jose State Tonight »

On the antiwar prospects for the American right. For those near San Jose, CA, my talk is at San Jose State University, the MLK Jr. Library, Room 225/229 at 7 PM.

Reject the Proposed Statement of Historians Against the War »

It would be a disastrous strategic mistake for Historians Against the War (HAW) to adopt the proposed new statement. The statement’s assertions on domestic policies will only weaken the anti-war movement by driving away anti-imperialist libertarians and conservatives who have been among the most committed opponents of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Whereas...
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Continuity We Can Believe In »

There are some definite shifts to the left in Obama’s governance, as well as some symbolic or even real gestures toward centrist pragmatism on issues like the environment and abortion. But the general thrust can broadly be seen as hyper-interventionist. Although some depredations under Obama have picked up their pace and some under Bush...
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Rahm Emanuel: Obama’s Hawkish Point Man »

We should all continue to hope that Obama will be a peace president, but that does not mean that we should ignore the considerable evidence that indicates otherwise. For example, his new chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, is very much from the hawkish wing of the Democratic Party. It was Emanuel who was instrumental...
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Richard Milhous McCain Debates John Fitzgerald Obama »

Last night, I kept expecting Obama to echo Kennedy’s warning in his 1960 debate with Nixon about the need to close the non-existent “missile gap.” While he was more restrained than McCain on Iraq and Iran, his differences on other foreign policy issues were generally paper thin.Like McCain, Obama endorsed the General Jack Ripperesque...
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