Monday, May 03, 2010

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Bold bolton

Posted: 03 May 2010 04:29 AM PDT

I'm not sure why this is news: Iran denies that it is building a bomb. But the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the U.N. nuclear watchdog, censured the Islamic republic last year for secretly constructing a nuclear facility and defying U.N. resolutions on uranium enrichment. "We're not going to permit Iran to try to change the story from their failure to comply," Clinton said on NBC's "Meet the Press." Many analysts see the month-long New York meeting as a major test of Obama's nuclear strategy, which seeks to establish U.S. leadership on arms control to press others to live up...

The key to minority report

Posted: 03 May 2010 03:53 AM PDT

Quite a few bloggers have commented on Benjamin Birnbaum's "Minority Report" - an account of Robert Bernstein's break from HRW - in the New Republic. There were some ironies. According to Birnbaum, Marc Garlasco was one of the HRW staffers who was more sympathetic to Israel. After his dishonest performance four years ago, I'm not sure how much credit I'd give him on that score. Unless, of course, that demonstrates how bad the anti-Israel animus really is there. The other character who comes off as less anti-Israel than one might have guessed is Richard Goldstone. The stories really seem to...

Musical monday #139

Posted: 03 May 2010 03:11 AM PDT

Welcome to the 139th edition of Musical Monday, you're weekly music quiz alternatively hosted by Elie and me. The lyrics have a unifying theme. Figure out the songs; solve the them; have fun! 1)Maternity clothes and baby's trousers 2)You've been many things but most of all a good secretary to me 3) Eating from TV trays, tuned into to Happy Days 4) If she'd leave us alone, we would have a happy home 5) Make 'em be doctors and lawyers and such 6) Now I'm hiding in Honduras 7) 10-20-30 million ready to be spent 8) "Look like I'm gonna...

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