It’s Not Really the Economy; Dealing with Damascus; John Ashcroft’s Payday; John Lehman, and more
December 20, 2007
Bye, Bye Tora Bora; Hello Subprime Mortgages
Commentary by Leon Hadar | December 21, 2007
The serious economic problems facing America are closely intertwined with the country’s foreign policyfailures in Iraq and elsewhere. And as Americans begin to recognize that maintaining a gigantic welfare-warfarestate is a costly proposition, the political candidates who awaken to this reality will be best placedto succeed in 2008. Read full story.
The former attorney general has hit a post-government payday with a consulting firm and security-relatedboard positions.
A 9/11 commissioner and supporter of neoconservative outfits like the Project for the New AmericanCentury and the Center for Security Policy, Lehman’s most recent cause is to show the dangers of U.S.oil dependence.
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Détente with Damascus?
By Khody Akhavi
While Annapolis may have opened the door to diplomacy, reality on the ground suggests that Syria willnot end its relationship with Iran, nor will it bend to international pressure regarding Lebanon. Read full story.
When Did He Know?
By Gareth Porter
The intelligence in the recent NIE on Iran’s nuclear program is anything but new, it seems, meaningthat President George W. Bush has likely known about it for some time. Read full story.
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