Tag Archives: War with Iran

Of Course This Happened

“The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson But that’s the mark of a bad action too. Everyone knew this was inevitable: Iran attacked two bases in Iraq that house American … Continue reading

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A Matter of Escalation Dominance

That was an odd weekend. But it settled quite a few things. Donald Trump came into his own and now Americans know just what they signed up for in 2016 – all the speculation about what he really might do, … Continue reading

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That Same Question Again

It seems so long ago, and it was, but some of us remember the arguments. We went over and removed Saddam Hussein. But there were no weapons of mass destruction. And things quickly fell apart. We installed a Shiite strongman … Continue reading

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High Stakes Now

Richard Nixon had nothing to do with the Watergate break-in and he was not a crook, and Bill Clinton never had sex with that woman, but Washington doesn’t work that way. Investigative reporters investigate and report. They do that because … Continue reading

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When It’s Too Late

This is getting tiresome. Sometimes it really is too late: Several Democratic presidential candidates called for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh on Sunday after the New York Times published new information about allegations of sexual misconduct … Continue reading

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What Those Two Said

A personal note: We almost went to war with Iran but somehow we didn’t. Donald Trump overrode the decision of President John Bolton and Vice President Mike Pompeo – or something. I kind of missed it all. I spent most … Continue reading

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Nostalgia for Competence

Donald Trump made it official. The next phase of his life has begun. He began his campaign to be reelected. But as the New York Times reports it, there was nothing much new here – no real news – just … Continue reading

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