An interesting juxtaposition: two articles from The Wall Street Journal

From The Wall Street Journal: Exploiting Obama’s Foreign Policy Retreat Why did Vladimir Putin thumb his nose at the U.S. in the Snowden affair? Because he could. By Josef Joffe ‘We are extremely disappointed,” the White House press secretary said after Moscow granted asylum to fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden. A nice understatement. Washington is …

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Once again, our 39th President proves that he is a fool.

James Earl Carter has been saved from having the reputation as our worst President ever by the Administration of Barack Obama; you’d think that he’d be more grateful! A Cruel and Unusual Record By Jimmy Carter | Published: June 24, 2012 The United States is abandoning its role as the global champion of human rights. …

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An optimistic, but probably false story

One of the first blogs to which your editor started paying attention is the several-years-departed Liberal Avenger. Some might even suspect that our good friend, the Limerick Avenger, took his screen name as a play on the Liberal Avenger’s site. Both Avengers have, for example, commented fairly frequently on Patterico’s Pontifications. Well, his website is …

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Will Israel attack Iran’s nuclear facilities?

From The Washington Post: U.S. officials concerned by Israel statements on Iran threat, possible strike By Joel Greenberg and Joby Warrick, Published: February 2 JERUSALEM — Israeli leaders on Thursday delivered one of the bluntest warnings to date of possible airstrikes against Iranian nuclear sites, adding to the anxiety in Western capitals that a surprise …

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Will the Ayatollah Khameini do to President Obama what the Ayatollah Khoumeini did to President Carter?

From The New York Times: Iran Face-Off Testing Obama the Candidate By Mark Landler, Published: January 16, 2012 WASHINGTON — The escalating American confrontation with Iran poses a major new political threat to President Obama as he heads into his campaign for re-election, presenting him with choices that could harm either the economic recovery or …

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<i>Foreign Policy:</i> Mossad agents posed as CIA to recruit Jundallah terrorists to assassinate Iranian officials

Your editor sends a hat tip to his electronic friend Cheryl, a fellow graduate of the University of Kentucky, for this article: Israeli Mossad agents posed as CIA spies to recruit terrorists to fight against Iran Foreign Policy magazine cites CIA memos from 2007-2008 that the Mossad recruited members of Jundallah terror group to fight …

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So, which one do you believe?

From CNN: Sanctions fail to change Iran’s behavior, White House concedes By Pam Benson, CNN Senior National Security Producer updated 6:19 PM EST, Tue November 22, 2011 Washington (CNN) — While international sanctions continue to mount against Iran and its nuclear program, the Obama administration acknowledged Tuesday that the steps have done little to change …

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While the Obama Administration and the Republican presidential candidates talk about what they are going to do about Iran’s nuclear weapons procurement program, it looks like someone else is actually doing something about it.

From TIME: Was Israel Behind a Deadly Explosion at an Iranian Missile Base? By Karl Vick / Jerusalem Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 Israeli newspapers on Sunday were thick with innuendo, the front pages of the three largest dailies dominated by variations on the headline “Mysterious Explosion in Iranian Missile Base.” Turn the page, and the …

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What should be done about Iran's nuclear weapons program?

From Foreign Affairs: Why Obama Should Take Out Iran's Nuclear Program The Case for Striking Before It's Too Late Eric S. Edelman, Andrew F. Krepinevich Jr., and Evan Braden Montgomery November 9, 2011 Article Summary and Author Biography The November 8 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report casts further doubt on Iran's continual claims that …

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