Showing posts from March 14, 2008

The Guns of April

My "The Guns of April: The choices are intervene or intervene" is in the new issue (March 24, 2008) of The American Conservative. It's not yet online, but if you click on the three items below you can read and print it.

Iran Upstages U.S. in Iraq

My new analysis on UPI: Outside View: Iran upstages U.S. in Iraq Published: March 14, 2008 at 9:48 AM By LEON HADAR UPI Outside View Commentator WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- They say a picture is worth a thousand words. And the image of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad glowing -- radiating a Bush-like smugness, some might say -- during a red-carpet welcome in the American-occupied "Green Zone" in Baghdad last week was no exception. That picture was more powerful than a thousand pages in illuminating who has emerged as the big winner after the United States ousted Saddam Hussein. By contrast, recall the images of U.S. President Bush's brief and somewhat stealthy outings in Iraq. The commander of the most powerful military in the world, whose 160,000 troops are occupying Iraq, resembled a thief sneaking under cover of night into Aladdin's cave. The Iranian leader's two-day visit proved anything but stealthy. Ahmadinejad was received with great fanfare by Iraqi