Peace Process or War Process?

by Daniel Pipes Middle East Quarterly Fall 2009 When Barack Obama announced in June 2009 about Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy, “I’m confident that if we stick with it, having started early, that we can make some serious progress this year,” he displayed a touching, if naïve optimism. Indeed, his determination fits a well-established pattern of determination by […]

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Geneva: Big, Ominous Win for Iran

By: Kenneth R. Timmerman Thursday’s meeting in Geneva between the great powers and Iran delivered a big win for Iran, whose President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could go to bed that night once again truly believing “America can do nothing” — a phrase his mentor, Islamic revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, loved to repeat. The buildup on […]

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Eagleburger: Use Military Option on Iran

By: Jim Meyers Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger says the U.S. should be prepared to take military action to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, because “if we don’t stop it now, we’ll never stop it.” Eagleburger held his Cabinet post under President George H.W. Bush and also served in other positions under Presidents […]

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Obama Moves to Muzzle Top Military Commanders

By: David A. Patten Sources tell Newsmax the Obama administration is muzzling its top military leaders, and keeping them from publicly airing their views on how to fight the war in Afghanistan. The administration’s primary target: top Afghanistan commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal, whose speech in London last week apparently caught administration officials off guard. In fact, […]

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Obama Has Lost A Valuable Thing

Posted by Dan McLaughlin So, Chicago was eliminated in the first round of bidding for the 2016 Summer Olympics, despite (I assume despite) President Obama’s personal lobbying for the Games. Now, as a New Yorker, I really would not want the Olympics anywhere near my city, and the Olympics don’t exactly have a grand history […]

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McCain: Nuclear Iran ‘Very Likely’

By: Theodore Kettle Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., called a nuclear Iran “very likely,” adding that “you better get used to a nuclear Middle East” with Saudi Arabia and other Muslim Mideast countries following suit with their own nuclear bombs, according to Newsweek editor Jon Meacham. Meacham was addressing the Cooper Union in New York City […]

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Netanyahu’s Quiet Success

by Daniel Pipes Jerusalem Post September 30, 2009 Almost unnoticed, Binyamin Netanyahu won a major victory last week when Barack Obama backed down on a signature policy initiative. This about-face suggests that U.S.-Israel relations are no longer headed for the disaster I have been fearing. Barack Obama officiates between Binyamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel […]

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