America’s Iran Challenge: John McCain on Wrong Course



Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy America does have an Iran challenge. Senator John McCain is not wrong in thinking that there needs to be a smarter strategy that gets Iran off of what many believe to be a nuclear weapons and/or large-scale full fuel cycle course.

The Vital Thomas Schelling: Thinking Through the Thinkable on Iran



If you are in or near Washington, DC at 12:15 pm on Friday, you should come to the New America Foundation and spend some time absorbing the way Nobel Laureate in Economics Thomas Schelling thinks about states with nuclear weapons — and potentially a nuclear-armed Iran. Here is the event info.

Jordan’s King Says Israel-Hezbollah-Lebanon War May be “Imminent”



Congressman Adam Schiff hosted a “Members Only” meeting of the ‘Congressional Friends of Jordan Caucus’ in the US House of Representatives this morning in the CVC Congressional Meeting Room with Jordan’s King Abdullah II. According to one attendee in the session, “the King’s message was sobering.

Keith Olbermann Tonight: McCain Back to Bomb Bomb Bomb, Bomb Bomb Iran



Tonight at about 8:20 pm, I’ll be back with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC’s Countdown discussing Senator John McCain’s call on President Obama to “pull the trigger” on bombing Iran. The jingle could be laughed off. The Senator’s remarks today can’t be.

Mr. President: For $30,000 a Couple, Listen to Gloria — but Make Sure You Listen to Some Other Folks Too



This is a guest note by Sarah Stephens, executive director of the Center for Democracy in the Americas. President Obama, Gloria Estefan, and the US National Interest In a few hours, President Obama will visit the home of Emilio and Gloria Estefan for a fundraising event that will cost attendees $30,400 per couple.

Is Obama Finding His Groove?


(Photo Credit: White House Photostream) Peter Baker has a piece in the New York Times today in which he argues that this week’s 47-nation nuclear security summit represents a coming out party of sorts for Obama’s foreign policy.

Obama’s Nuclear Wizardry and the Iran Factor



Yesterday, I had a terrific exchange with Pete Dominick on his Stand Up with Pete Dominick Show on XM and Sirius Radio on President Obama’s nuclear summitry and what it all means. He actually read a question from one of my commenters, POA (aka “Pissed Off American”) about Israel.