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Pay No Attention to the Neocons Behind ‘Peacenik Mitt’

My Wednesday column debunks the myth of Peacenik Mitt… Anyone who believed Mitt Romney’s shape-shifting performance as “Peacenik Mitt” on Monday night is an amnesic, naive doofus. As we all know by now, Romney will do and say whatever is … Continue reading

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Best Movie of the Year (So Far)

ARGO was incredible on so many levels. Generally when I see a great movie, I endeavor to find a flaw. I couldn’t. Suspenseful times a thousand, entertaining, perfect. John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and some of the … Continue reading

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Current, Former Officials Push Back Against Iran Rhetoric

While the Republicans, and more specifically Mitt Romney, continue to serve up fiery chickenhawk rhetoric in regards to attacking Iran, former and current national security officials are speaking out against such an attack with increasing frequency and in no uncertain … Continue reading

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Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran

The man who schooled Paul Ryan on foreign policy prior to his selection as Mitt Romney’s running mate is now openly calling on congress to vote for war with Iran. via ThinkProgress Elliott Abrams, a former Bush Administration official who … Continue reading

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Culture Makes The Difference

Artist – Adam Zyglis In other news, the Obama Administration announced the signing of an executive order today establishing new sanctions against Iran’s energy and petrochemical sectors.

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Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran

The Romney campaign unilaterally endorsed a preemptive attack on Iran yesterday during the first day of Mitt Romney’s trip to Israel. But that’s not at all. Senior adivser Dan Senor also lowered the bar for what a Romney administration would … Continue reading

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The Bomb Iran Super PAC

It’s “time to act” on Iran according to a new ad from the Bomb Iran Super PAC founded by William “The Bloody” Kristol. The man who got it wrong on Iraq and gets it wrong on damn near everything else. … Continue reading

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Quote of the Morning

“It’ll make Iraq and Afghanistan look like a cakewalk.” Former Senator Bob Kerrey on an war in Iran I think he’s understating it.

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Let Them Eat Slime

Artist – Jen Sorensen In other news, according to a Universality of Maryland poll, 70 percent of Americans favor a diplomatic approach over a military approach to Iran. America will be sitting this one out if Netanyahu decides to act … Continue reading

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Articles of Impeachment Introduced

A jacknut from North Carolina has introduced articles of impeachment against President Obama. Oddly enough it has to do with opposing the president if he decides to attack another country without congressional authorization. Of course the president ought to do … Continue reading

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Time to Come Home

According to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, a clear majority of Americans believe the war in Afghanistan has largely been a waste of time, and a simple majority believe we should have come home yesterday. Sixty percent of Americans … Continue reading

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Quote of the Morning

“Already, there is too much loose talk of war. Over the last few weeks, such talk has only benefited the Iranian government, by driving up the price of oil, which they depend on to fund their nuclear program. For the … Continue reading

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Which Way to Iran?

Artist – Bob Englehart In other news, while endorsing Mitt Romney for president, the Des Moines Register said Romneycare is “strikingly similar” to Obamacare, but then went on to apologize for Romney’s false statements regarding their similarities. Woops.

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The Neocon Playbook

“If we re-elect Barack Obama, Iran will get a nuclear weapon,” he said. “If we elect Mitt Romney, Iran will not.” -Mitt Romney during last night’s GOP debate Nook-uh-lur weapons! Mushrooms clouds! Booga booga! Dick Cheney and Condoleezza Rice would … Continue reading

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Doing Their Patriotic Duty

Good news everyone, the Koch Brother’s have created jobs. In Iran. Koch Industries made “improper payments” to win contracts in other countries, and circumvented a U.S. trade ban in selling petrochemicals to Iran, according to an investigation by Bloomberg News. … Continue reading

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Cartoon Open Thread

Artist – Taylor Jones In other news, as many as 25 people close to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, including his chief of staff, where arrested and accused of “sorcery” today. Please use this thread to discuss whatever it is you … Continue reading

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Iran Open Thread

I’m going to be busy for the first half of the day and away from the blogotubes. So I’m leaving this up to you. Apparently all eyes will be on Iran today. Use this as an open thread to observe … Continue reading

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Formidable Opponent, With Mike Pence

POINT. Mike Pence in favor of endorsing Mousavi and his supporters: Look, the cause of America is freedom. And in that cause, we must never be silent. […] I think the Congress behind me ought to take up a resolution … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

“The second thing that I think’s important to recognize is that the easiest way for reactionary forces inside Iran to crush reformers is to say it’s the US that is encouraging those reformers. So what I’ve said is, `Look, it’s … Continue reading

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Very Serious

Huge round of applause for the cable news people who absolutely NAILED the Iran coverage over the weekend. I posted a link to this yesterday, but here’s the upshot of the weekend coverage via Robert Farley: So, I’m trying to … Continue reading

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