The Meaning of “Capability” in the Iran Debate

By: Monday July 30, 2012 6:50 am

Mitt Romney’s national security advisor Dan Senor caused a stir yesterday when he said the candidate would respect a decision by Israel to unilaterally strike at Iran’s nuclear facilities. This sent the Romney campaign into yet another round of damage control on this overseas tour. But the bigger issue was a separate statement by Senor, repeated by Romney in his speech in Jerusalem about keeping Iran from the “capability” of building nukes.


Kill or Capture, Torture and Detain Indefinitely: Partisan Disagreement on the ‘War on Terrorism’

By: Monday July 9, 2012 3:59 pm

The presidency of Barack Obama has entrenched many of the counterterrorism policies of President George W. Bush in the national security state and helped to further cement bipartisan consensus on these policies. However, there is one vile aspect about which conservatives and center-left individuals disagree, and that is on whether to outright kill terror suspects or not.

The Gulf is Dying, the Recovery Is Stalled, 15 Million Need Jobs and the National Bird Is an Ostrich

By: Monday July 5, 2010 6:05 am

The Republic is in serious decline and it could easily get worse. The party in charge can’t lead without someone with more vision and drive at the top, while the party that wants to take their places has been seized by mendacious nuts. Anyone who can’t see we’re literally in a world of hurt wins the Dan Senor Head in the Oily Sand award for the week.

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