Thursday, August 30, 2007


But frightening.  And from the usually-reliable Juan Cole. Get  your dance cards now.  And, if you're here in the U.S. - enjoy the heck out of your Labor Day weekend.  Look what may be just around the corner...

Cheney & Iran: Here We Go Again?

Barnett Rubin relays a message from a well-connected friend in Washington on the Cheney Administration's plans to roll out a military confrontation with Iran in September. He writes at the Global Affairs blog: " My friend had spoken to someone in one of the leading neo-conservative institutions. He summarized what he was told this way: "They [the source's institution] have "instructions" (yes, that was the word used) from the Office of the Vice-President to roll out a campaign for war with Iran in the week after Labor Day; it will be coordinated with the American Enterprise Institute, the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, Commentary, Fox, and the usual suspects. It will be [...]

Good timing, huh?

Nuclear Agency Sees Progress on Iran

VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- The U.N. nuclear agency said Thursday that Iran was producing less nuclear fuel than expected and praised Tehran for ''a significant step forward'' in explaining past atomic actions that have raised suspicions [...]

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