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Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

PROMETHEAN CONFLICTS

A good NSA wiretapping debate sparked by the Bobbitt article can be found at Prometheus6.

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

THE IRANIAN QUESTION

In a tactical diplomatic coup, the Bush administration has secured the consent of Russia and China to refer Iran’s suspected violations of the NPT to the UN Security Council. Previously, many experts expected that Russia – Iran’s major trading partner – and China would balk at such a move or threaten the use of their veto power.

Iran has done much of the heavy lifting in terms of isolating itself by using belligerent rhetoric, wanton obstructionism and the gratuitously offensive behavior of their fanatical president, but the Bush administration merits praise today.

Let’s see which of Bush’s habitual critics are big enough to admit it.

Prediction: Zero.

UPDATE:

Critic # 1

ADDENDUM:

Bill Petti weighs in at Duck of Minerva

Falling out as Dr. Barnett wargamed it ( or NewMapgamed it).


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