Israeli Hawks Downplay Iranian Nukes; the New Arc of Crisis; Stifling Dissent; FreedomWorks; Emanuel
November 19, 2007
Look Who’s Downplaying Iran’s Nuclear Threat
By Leon Hadar
In a series of recent statements, high-profile Israeli hawks have argued that an Iranian nuclear weapons program would not pose an existential threat to Israel, in part because they realize that the alternative could be regional war. So why is it that neoconservatives and other pro-Israel hardliners in the United States continue to press for decisive action against Tehran from the safety of their offices in the United States? Read full story.
Ottolenghi, director of the Brussels-based Transatlantic Institute, keeps readers of the National Review, Commentary, and other rightist outlets up to date on whither the "war on terror" in Europe.
Considered by some a neoconservative in Democrat’s clothing, Marshall helps run two rightist Democratic Party-aligned groups, the Democratic Leadership Council and the Progressive Policy Institute.
FreedomWorks (previously Empower America)
FreedomWorks is a rightist advocacy outfit created in 2004 out of the merger of Empower America and Citizens for a Sound Economy.
Senator Lieberman’s spokesperson, Wittmann has worked to put the Democratic Party on a hardline trail like the one blazed by Sen. "Scoop" Jackson.
Bruce Jackson has founded several influential, hawkish advocacy groups, including the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, a pressure group that worked to build public and congressional support for invading Iraq.
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A New "Arc of Crisis"?
By Jim Lobe
The problems in Pakistan and the looming threat of a Turkish invasion of northern Iraq have come at an inconvenient moment for the Bush administration, which is trying to convince the public that it has finally turned the corner in the "war on terror." Read full story.
By Gareth Porter
In a replay of the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, the Bush administration wants to prevent intelligence agencies from reporting inconvenient messages, in this case regarding Iran’s nuclear program. Read full story.
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