Tehrans largest cemetery, Behesht-e Zahra, contains the graves of thousands of Iranians killed in battle.
Members of Congress are facing the test of their political lives. Americas national security is about to be imperiled. American sovereignty is about to be surrendered. The U.S. Constitution is about to be compromised.
By now, you should be familiar with the name Ayaan Hirsi Ali. You should know at least this much about her: She is brilliant, beautiful, black and she has been banned near Boston.
The West Capitulates. That was the headline on an article by Ibrahim al-Amin, editor of the Lebanese daily al-Akbar. He elaborated: Victors and vanquished. This is the truth of conflicts in the world since ancient times. Only those who live with their eyes closed believe conflicts end with compromises.
Three years ago, film-goers were treated to Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, which critic Kenneth Turan called a pleasant fantasy about the Middle East. Today, of course, Yemen is the hub of a bloody conflict, one which President Obama persists in viewing with equal unreality.
What is it about Israel in general and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in particular that leads to so much careless reporting and tendentious commentary?
The philosopher Lily Tomlin used to say: No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up. Has that ever been truer than it is in Washington right now?
The Lord works in mysterious ways. That sentence does not appear in the Koran. Nor, actually, is it found in the Bible. But in recent days it has probably occurred to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Irans Supreme Leader.
Remember when President Obamas spokesmen said that striking a bad deal with Iran would be worse than striking no deal at all, and that a good deal means Iran dismantles its nuclear weapons programs?
Last week, two Russian long-range bombers skirted the southwest coast of England. British Typhoon warplanes scrambled from their base to escort the bombers away. Prime Minister David Cameron accused Moscow of trying to make some sort a point.
Is there a Bush/Obama approach to talking about what drives and justifies terrorism? Michael Gerson says there is. I think hes right. He argues that this approach is preferable to other options. I think hes wrong.
Obama's 'secret strategy' accommodates the leading sponsor of terrorism.
Actually, there are a few who richly deserve criticism.
A country where terrorists and gangsters get away with murder
Experienced negotiators know this: The side most willing to walk away from the table generally wins. The side that seems desperate for a deal loses. Yet President Obama is telling the entire world that he needs an agreement with Irans rulers more than they need an agreement with him.
A quarter-century of Western fecklessness led from the former to the latter.
The French emperors war against an Islamic empire is instructive.
We also need coercive interrogations short of torture
Turkey should have been part of the solution. Instead its become part of the problem. The problem, of course, is the spread of jihadism throughout the Middle East, North Africa and beyond.
Israel's enemies are as barbaric as any in the Middle East.
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