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June 2009

10 days that shook Tehran

Still, the ayatollah and Ahmadinejad must hear the roar of the rapids ahead. Millions of Iranians, perhaps a majority of the professional …

Outlasting the ayatollahs

No U.S. denunciation of what took place in Iran is as credible as the reports and pictures coming out of Iran. Those …

OBAMA’S CAIRO SPEECH

The arrogance and the preachings are out but two things American still stand out, and that is the United States is a …

Iran: Ahmadinejad’s Palace Coup

As Iranian voters cast their votes today, clinging to hopes of change, sources indicate that security forces are planning a massive crackdown …

A bigger struggle lies ahead

Ahmadinejad has not disappointed his supporters in the election campaign. More importantly, he has startled and demoralized many of his enemies. His …

The Anti-Reagan

Is Obama unaware that Egypt, Turkey and Saudi Arabia run prisons that make Guantanamo look like The Breakers at Palm Beach? © 2009  …

Carrot and Stick

Is it “better than nothing” or “well it’s something” or even “it’s about time”? Which is it? Is it “better than nothing” …

Obama’s Home Run in Cairo

People were hopeful that Obama’s speech would mark a sharp break with the Imperial America as represented by the administration of George …

Apologies and Ayatollahs

According to the mighty Wurlitzer in the White House press office, this week’s penitent presidential venture to the Middle has been "historic" …

‘Not The Same America’

I would be very frustrated if I were Obama having this conversation with you. You’ve got Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu saying …