Benjamin Netanyahu for President!

          It is striking (I say ‘striking’ in lieu of ‘devastating’) the contrast between a true world leader and another… well… not so much. All through Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the joint congress I couldn’t help thinking, “So this is what our nation has been missing?” After years of yammering, double talk, lying, and occasional truth speaking we wish were not true (sky-rocketing energy | Read More »

    Obama endorses Palestinian demands for their own nation.

    President Obama is telling Israel that they need to withdraw and pull back to the borders they had in 1967 in order to allow the Palestinians to build their own nation. Israel can’t do that. Those borders, according to the Israelis, cannot be defended. Obama says that Israel is allowed to defend itself and that their right to defend themselves is very important, how kind | Read More »

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    Iran, center-stage

    My intel, like just about everything else I purport to know, is anecdotal. Life is stories, some only last a day, while others have more legs than others. Sometimes Arab tea talk is like that sudden flush of a covey of birds up ahead in the thicket…the last ripple in a seismic event happening further away. But my Arab friends in the Balkans, who hear | Read More »

    McCain vs Obama: Part V – Foreign Policy/National Security

    Over the past week, since Sarah Palin was announced as McCain’s vice presidential nominee, the media has been relentlessly pointing out her lack of foreign policy experience, while completely ignoring the lack of foreign policy experience of Barrack Obama. To them, it would seem, it is more important that the GOP vice president have foreign policy experience than it is for the Democrat president. Does | Read More »

    When Israel Attacks Iran

    Not if, but when Israel attacks Iran’s nuclear sites is the premise of the Op-Ed piece by Benny Morris in the New York Times: ISRAEL will almost surely attack Iran’s nuclear sites in the next four to seven months — and the leaders in Washington and even Tehran should hope that the attack will be successful enough to cause at least a significant delay in | Read More »