Tag Archives: Iran

War As A Republican Election Strategy

Almost a year ago I wrote a few short paragraphs about the possibility of the current president starting a war with one of several possible enemies and timed so that the execution of the war would dovetail nicely with the … Continue reading

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Slaying A Foreign Government Official

The politics of Iran has been on my radar since the Iranian Revolution when Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was overthrown in 1979 and an Islamic republic replaced the monarchy. I lived in Mainz, Germany that year. I was a mechanized infantry … Continue reading

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Questions About Our New War With Iran

At 3:15 a.m. CST my phone rang. It was an international call from Jordan. I don’t know anyone in Jordan and the caller did not leave a message. I know a few people who travel in the Middle East from … Continue reading

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40 Red, White And Blue Shoestrings

There is no clearer evidence Republicans seek to unravel United States leadership in the world than their failure to understand the countries extending from China to Sub-Saharan Africa Two things stood out last week: Republican knee-jerk reaction to the United … Continue reading

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Senator Harkin on Iran

March 1, 2012 Washington, D.C. Dear Constituent: Thank you for contacting me about U.S. relations with Iran. I appreciate hearing your thoughts and concerns on these important matters. I am deeply concerned about the possibility that Iran may obtain nuclear … Continue reading

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How To End A War Before It Starts

War With Iran is Senseless There has been no “winner” in our war in Iraq. There would be no winners in any war with Iran. If there were ever a time for diplomacy, it is now. If there were ever … Continue reading

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Iowans Should Tell Reps: Pursue Peace Not War

“We must be smart enough and active enough as citzens to not be suckered into another war.” It has been a little over a month since the last US troops came home from Iraq, from a war that was born … Continue reading

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Iowans Press Harkin for Diplomacy with Iran

DES MOINES– Jeffrey Weiss of the Catholic Peace Ministry led a delegation of 16 Iowans representing nine organizations in a meeting with representatives of Senator Tom Harkin’s staff on Jan. 18 to request Harkin publicly promote diplomacy with Iran. The … Continue reading

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