Showing posts from May 25, 2006

war blogs

If Onion magazine would do a parody of the war blogs, it would look like this . And who knew that Olmert's address to Congress could could produce a, well, "similar point of intensity of emotional excitement" .

Dealing with North Korea; Why not with Iran?

Who would you prefer to see your daugther dating? and posted today my commentary, "Why Can't the US Apply Its New North Korea Policy to Iran?" which was published in the Sinagpore Business Times : May 25, 2006 Why Can't the US Apply Its New North Korea Policy to Iran? by Leon Hadar The conventional historical narrative of U.S. President George W. Bush's foreign policy has traced the ascendancy of the neoconservative ideologues in his administration to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States and the ensuing war in Iraq. The common assumption among analysts is that if it were not for the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, the current White House's approach toward the world would have followed the more traditional internationalist stance adopted by former presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush. Moreover, most observers assume that the foreign policy hardliners in the Bush administration have focused most of thei