Month: August 2010

The End of Combat Operations in Iraq? How a “Peace President” Packages the Continuation of an Occupation to Make Us Feel Better About It

My overall impression is there is little question the president is spinning this “end of combat operations” in Iraq because the Afghanistan war is going badly. A few other thoughts and reactions to the president’s speech: The president rightly paid tribute to the troops that have served in […]

Look who’s profiting from Iran sanctions

The LA Times has the latest evidence that Iran sanctions are not working: well-connected businesses and government operations are dodging the sanctions. Even more shocking, some profit directly from sanctions through the emerging “sanction-breaking” industry. This sad truth confirms our point: Ahmadinejad and pro-government elite profit from the […]