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November 2008

Robert Gates: As Bad As Rumsfeld?

"As Bad As Rumsfeld?" The title jars, doesn’t it. The more so, since Defense Secretary Robert Gates found his predecessor, Donald Rumsfeld, …

Iran and Obama’s ‘New’ America

AHMADINEJAD DID THE UNEXPECTED — By all standards, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (shown here) appears to be an unlikely interlocutor in any …

Closing Guantanamo is Only First Step

U.S. President-elect Barack Obama’s reported decision to close Guantánamo is a long-awaited and necessary measure that will contribute to improve the U.S. …

Obama and the Rogue Regime

Barack Obama is receiving lots of advice from many people these days about the collapse of Wall Street, the sinking economy and …

Threats won’t tame Iran, experts say

President-elect Barack Obama, plotting his strategy on Iran, is getting this advice from a panel of American diplomats and other experts: Don’t …

Who will finance America’s deficit?

A comparison of Obamanonomics and Reaganomics is instructive. Even in the unlikely event that the Obama administration were to adopt Reagan-style incentives …

Planning an Invasion of Lebanon?

The whole strategy of finding excuses to re-invade Lebanon is little by little being put in place. The most ominous signs were …

Obama, Emanuel and Israel

In the first major appointment of his administration, President-elect Barack Obama has named as his chief of staff Congressman Rahm Emanuel. In …