Congressional Hearings Are Needed to Forestall an Attack on Iran

There is increasing discussion and speculation about the possibility of an American military strike against Iran prior to President Bush leaving office. The justification for such an attack is derived from Iran’s continued refusal to adhere to Security Council demands that it suspend its enrichment of uranium (a program Iran contends is exclusively for peaceful … Continue reading “Congressional Hearings Are Needed to Forestall an Attack on Iran”

The Myth of the Iranian Sanctuary

Recently I was invited to provide testimony before the Chicago City Council on a proposed resolution to oppose any US military action against Iran. I salute the City Council for having the courage and sense of civic responsibility to consider a resolution which would pressure the Congressional delegation of the State of Illinois to heed … Continue reading “The Myth of the Iranian Sanctuary”

Patience Is the Best Iran Policy

The United Nations Security Council has agreed to tighten economic sanctions against Iran following Iran’s continued refusal to suspend its ongoing program of uranium enrichment. This decision follows the release of a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that also documents the expansion of Iran’s enrichment activities. While the administration of President Bush … Continue reading “Patience Is the Best Iran Policy”

If Only Saddam Had Injected HGH

The recent spectacle of Congressional hearings on the alleged use of steroids and/or Human Growth Hormone (HGH) by Roger Clemens, a professional baseball player nicknamed “the Rocket,” throws into question the viability and functionality of a Congress controlled by the Democratic Party. The House Government Reform Committee, chaired by Representative Henry Waxman (D-California), carried out … Continue reading “If Only Saddam Had Injected HGH”

The Sanctions Trap

The Bush administration had been advertising the "Berlin Sanctions Summit" on Iran as a validation of their long-standing policy of seeking to isolate the Islamic Republic politically and economically in the face of Tehran’s ongoing refusal to submit to the will of the United Nations Security Council when it comes to the matter of suspending … Continue reading “The Sanctions Trap”

US Must Reevaluate Its Relationship With Israel

I have for some time now publicly articulated my sympathy and support for the state of Israel, even while criticizing those cases that I believed constituted poor judgment and bad policy. My stance was based upon my past experiences with Israel, which began indirectly in 1990-1991 when I was involved in counter-SCUD activities during Operation … Continue reading “US Must Reevaluate Its Relationship With Israel”

Semper Fraud, Senator Roberts

“Semper Fidelis,” Always Faithful. The motto of the United States Marine Corps, and for anyone who sweated their way through recruit training at Parris Island or San Diego, or the Officer’s Basic School in Quantico, these words – usually shortened to a simple “Semper Fi” – take on much meaning. They define a way of … Continue reading “Semper Fraud, Senator Roberts”