Beware the “reformer” smokescreen.
Islamists in Iran, Egypt & beyond are seizing the occasion of Osama bin Laden’s death to undermine U.S. resolve against terrorism, but the War on Terror is far from over.
The health care debate has overshadowed a pretty interesting change in President Obama’s message to Iran. Yesterday, President Obama released a videotaped message to Iran, just as he did last year. Notice the change in tone. Click here for the message and here for last year’s remarks.
He still opened by saying “The Islamic Republic of Iran” as [...]
The Iranian regime has never found itself more vulnerable. And, with this vulnerability, it has never leaned more heavily on its own narrative of history. This narrative, of course, has a central antagonist, a character conjured as the “Great Satan.” As this Koranic moniker implies, the Islamic Republic ascribes supernatural qualities to its adversary: From […]