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09/23/08: Dear President Ahmadinejad
07/30/08: The Hollow Regime: Bragging in Tehran
04/11/08: Obama's flawed thinking.
03/21/08: The Circus Is in Tehran: Search for meaning in non-elections
02/20/08: At the Scene of Reconciliation: The Iraqis come to Denmark
12/21/07: Iraq Seen Plain: The more things change, the more they stay the same in D.C.
12/06/07: If NIE is true, the evidence would have to be awfully good. And evidence of that quality has been in famously short supply
10/26/07: Red Army Dreams: You're getting colder
10/23/07: Why Did Larijani Resign? Iran buys more time
08/15/07: On the Brink: Washington is a wonder on Iran
07/03/07: ‘Stupid Terrorist’: Is it any surprise?
07/02/07: Adventurous Men of Peace: Meet Mithal al-Alusi and Canon Andrew White
06/01/07: The Invisible Crisis: What if Iran took hostages and no one noticed?
05/01/07: Tenet strikes out: Our CIA at work
04/26/07: Did Condoleezza Rice Try to Make a Secret Deal With the Mullahs? A tense confrontation within the Bush administration over the release of the Irbil 5
03/28/07: Just Like the Mullahs: Taking hostages is just standard operating procedure for Iran
03/13/07: Nonnegotiable: “Diplomacy” with Iran means ignoring what its leaders are saying
03/02/07: The negotiations hoax
02/15/07: Where Sadr Calls Home: The War of the Persian Succession intensifies
02/14/07: The War of the Persian Succession: Rafsanjani and Ahmadinejad are posturing to succeed an ailing Khamenei
02/09/07: Those Who Serve: Our latest generation of fighters
02/02/07: Our Blithering World: Where's the vision and leadership?
01/19/07: The Little-Bit-Pregnant Policy: Was that tough-on-Iran-and-Syria talk just for show?
12/28/06: Good Knight: An alternative view of Bob Knight
12/22/06: Iran ‘Votes’: About this week's elections
12/12/06: Into Every Blue Ribbon Commission a Beam of Light Must Shine: Baker/Hamilton opened a window onto Iran
12/01/06: Anyone in America Ever Heard of the Power of a Little Fear? Steve to W.
11/28/06: The Kremlin Murders: James Jesus Angelton on Alexander Litvinenko
11/17/06: Unanswered Prayers: Will the Baker/Hamilton Commission get this war right?
11/14/06: From the Gates, On Robert Gates: Angleton speaks
11/02/06: Has the president made a conscious decision to not act on Iran?
10/31/06: Iran & W.: What does the president know, and when did he know it?
10/03/06: Cognitive Dissonance: The Bush administration on Iran
09/26/06: The Reality of Religion: Putting things in context
07/26/06: Will we ever learn?
06/26/06: Mosque Matters
06/19/06: Don't read what you are into the big document of Iraq
06/15/06: Omar, Bravo! A very bad week for Iran
06/12/06: Iran Connects the Dots: The mullahs and the global war on terror
06/08/06: We're making the ultimate confrontation with Iran more difficult than it need be
06/01/06: The Iranian Challenge: Face to face with Ahmadinejad
04/26/06: Vick Sticks with His Story: The mullah spin
04/11/06: Sixteen Words, Again: The myth of a great sin lives on
04/10/06: Your Own Lying Eyes: Why aren’t reporters embedded with new Iraqi forces?
03/29/06: Iran Is at War with Us: Someone should tell the U.S. government
03/28/06: Intel harmony
02/24/06: A Mullah's-Eye View of the World: Iran is acting on its assessment of the West's strength and resolve
01/24/06: The Road to Tehran... Assad's fall will have a domino effect
01/19/06: Do the Right Thing: Let’s avoid making a catastrophe out of an embarrassment
01/16/06: ‘Who's an Iraqi?’ It's a regional war
01/11/06: One Moment in Time: Our age of revolution
01/10/06: ‘Justice Will Be Done’: Remembering Navy diver who was brutally tortured and murdered by freed Hezbollah terrorist
12/20/05: The truth about Tenet
12/01/05: Preemptive surrender
11/25/05: Engage! If you want to win the debate, win the war
11/08/05: The French Connection
11/03/05: Italians won't stand for Iran's kill-Israel talk
11/01/05: Surprise!
10/27/05: Miered by Nonsense, Pentagon Non-Messaging, Nuke the Whales
10/20/05: Z Squared
10/12/05: Fear of funning: The cheerless oppressors
/06/05: Leaky Intel
09/26/05: Iran Bubbles Over
09/02/05: The Doomed Cities
08/22/05: Iran the Model
08/19/05: Hail to the Chief
08/15/05: Intelligence? You Kidding Me?
08/02/05: Iranian Fission
07/28/05: Coalition of Evil
07/20/05: Evil Within
07/19/05: Was It Suicide?
07/18/05: Murder’s Row Rules
07/14/05: War and a sickness
07/13/05: Out of Africa
07/12/05: Safer at Safari
06/28/05: Gangway! for Real History
06/21/05: Manny, Moe & Rafsanjani
06/17/05: When Is an Election Not an Election?
06/09/05: The War Against the Torture Masters
06/01/05: Drifting
05/05/05: The Hand of the Mullahs
04/21/05: The Revolution Continues
04/14/05: Say You Want a Revolution
04/08/05: Intelligence Failures
04/05/05: Save the Women, Save Ourselves
03/31/05: Sometimes Soccer Isn’t Just Soccer
03/18/05: The Fire in Iran
03/14/05: Syrious Threat
03/02/05: Revolution!
02/23/05: Some Jihad!
02/15/05: Watersheds
02/02/05: The Vision Thing
01/26/05: Hersh Predux
01/24/05: The Hersh File
01/11/05: Circle Squared: Iran, Iraq, Syria
01/07/05: Not-So Great Debate: Torture and the war
12/31/04: Journalists at war
12/24/04: Values and Interests: The “insurgency” and the future of the Middle East
12/03/04: The End of the Left’s History: The world has moved on
11/30/04: Europe’s Ritual Dance: The Western counterpart of Iran’s deception
11/18/04: Porter’s Purge: What spymasters? 10/10/04: The War Cabinet: President Bush needs to reshape his top structure
10/08/04: Guardian Angels: Once again, our enemies save America
10/06/04: Iran, when? The war on terror cannot be won without addressing Iran
09/28/04: Know Thine Enemy: The beheadings are about them, not us

09/27/04: Iran, Impossible? Nope. The mullahs will go the way of the Evil Empire
09/21/04: Iranian Tales: An evil regime
09/01/04: An improbable molehunt
08/17/04: The Terror Masters Revisited: Let’s go to the videotape
08/16/04: The Iran-Iraq War, Again: Listen to the Iraqis (And, faster please)
08/11/04: Intelligence and Imagination: The only real 'fix' is good leadership and accountability
07/27/04: The Nature of the Enemy: Win first. Hearts and minds will come
07/26/04: The 9/11 Vision: Better, but not there yet
07/20/04: Are you sitting down? Iran is a terrorist state
07/13/04: The Great Intelligence Committee Report: Some mysteries remain unsolved
06/30/04: The Fears of the Terror Masters: If we want a peaceful Iraq we will have to confront the mullahs
06/29/04: The Iraqis and the Neocons: Arab democracy is a work in progress
06/23/04: Ready for $60-a-Barrel Oil?: The Iranian election strategy at work
06/15/04: Iran is making trouble, and finessing it is a dangerous strategy
06/02/04: Reagan Seen Plain: He changed the world 06/02/04: Quattrocchi's Killers: We are dealing with a truly international terror network
05/25/04: The Agency Rides Again: Angleton on Chalabi
05/24/04: Lying into the mirror: Misunderstaning the war on terror
05/18/04: Kristof’s Iran
04/19/04: The Iranian Hand: Regime change in Tehran is necessary for peace in Iraq
04/15/04: Dealing with the Libyans: Is Khaddafi about to cash out?
04/08/04: From Tyranny to Freedom: Democracy in Iraq has precedent
03/18/04: Drifting, Dangerously: We must support freedom
03/02/04: Once Upon a Spymaster, Part II: Returning to a conversation
02/24/04: The Great Iranian Election Fiasco: What actually happened; what we must do
02/20/04: Stalinist Mullahs: The Iranian regime is in open battle with its own people
02/11/04: The Jihadis' Primal Scream: Zarkawi's "Yaarrrhhh!"
02/04/04: Inelegant Lies: Making sense out of mullahs
02/03/04: Potemkin WMDs? Really?
01/27/04: The Jihad on Iraq: Bad analysis and bad policy
01/20/04: Our Moment of Vainglory: A p.c. mess
01/06/04: Aftershocks: The West must read the meter in Bam and Tehran
12/02/03: Managing Iraq: We can't continue this way
11/26/03: Back to the Angleton Files
11/25/03: The Turks, Italians & us — never again
11/06/03: Regional Struggle: Fighting narrow vision in Iraq
11/04/03: Unpunished Failure: What are we waiting for?
10/21/03: Curses: Diamonds and Naples
10/15/03: Into the Quagmire: Important days ahead for Iran
09/18/03: The Ayatollahs’ bomb: An invulnerability strategy
09/12/03: You can't make peace until the war is won
09/11/03: Ron Paul, dishonorable congressman
09/03/03: The Latest Horrors: Still organized
08/29/03: The Peace Trap: Back to the war, please
08/27/03: Angrier and Angrier: Self-deception, big-time
08/25/03: Iraq's terrorists have friends in high places
07/10/03: The Future of Iran: Armitage might want to rethink that "democracy" line
07/02/03: Looking Toward July 9: Independence Day in Iran?
06/24/03: Iran: Back the freedom fighters
06/17/03: The Iranian Revolution, 2003: Regime change in the air
06/05/03: Academic Standards: A Middle East scholar has his way with the truth.
05/28/03: The Moment of Truth? U.S. policy could determine Iran's destiny
05/15/03: Iran's Path: Stopping the mullahs in their tracks
05/13/03: The Nuclear Axis of Evil: The people solution
05/08/03: Inside the Dark: Applebaum's ‘Gulag’
05/06/03: Tough Guy: Powell's curious priority list
05/01/03: Desert Shame Redux: Want a free Iran and a free Syria? We have to fight for it
04/25/03: Timing Is Everything: We have a narrow window in Iraq to win Shiite support
04/15/03: Political war can remove terror masters in Syria and Iran
04/07/03: The Others: We have miles to go in eliminating the Axis
04/02/03: French Lies: Take the foreign minister at his word
03/31/03: Why muzzle Saddam's foes?
03/28/03: The post-war terror threat
03/26/03: All Fronts: Military war, political war, psychological war
03/24/03: More Bad News for Daschle: Taking out terror of all nationalities
03/21/03: The Killer Pneu: Virus terror from China
03/13/03: Iran: Nuclear suicide bombers?
03/11/03: A Theory: What if there's method to the Franco-German madness?
03/05/03: The Iranian-Election Revolt: The people speak. The West won't listen
02/19/03: The willful blindness of those who will not see
02/12/03: The Europeans Know More Than They Now Pretend? They choose to dawdle and obstruct
02/03/03: Monumental failure: Nelson Mandela had promise
01/30/03: Elevation: The president knows what it's all about
01/29/03: No Leader: France's Chirac is all about personal interest
01/28/03: The Axis of Evil Redux: Same place, a year later
01/27/03: The Return of the Ayatollah: Washington could afford a little more attention on Iran
01/13/03: How we could lose
01/09/03: Fish are Better than Women: Gauging U.S. priorities
01/07/03: The Shape of Things to Come: The terror masters are now waiting for us
12/20/02: A Prophecy for the New Year --- Faster, please!
12/16/02: Scud Surrender: The "W" factor
12/13/02: The Heart of Darkness: The mullahs make terror possible
12/12/02: The Real War
12/09/02: Tom Friedman's Reformation: His Iran
11/26/02: How Tyrannies Fall: Opportunity time in Iran
11/22/02: The Blind Leading the Blind: The New York Times and the Iranian crisis
11/13/02: The Temperature Rises: We should liberate Iran first --- now
11/05/02: End of the Road: Iran's Mohammed Khatami, on his way out
10/29/02: The Angleton Dialogues, Contnued: What George Tenet doesn’t know
10/24/02: The Iranian Comedy Hour: In the U.S., the silence continues
10/16/02: Sniper, Saboteur, or Sleeper? Channeling James Jesus Angleton
10/01/02: The real foe
09/27/02: The Iranian String Quartet: The mullahs get increasingly nervous
09/25/02: The Dubya Doctrine
09/23/02: Intelligence? What intelligence?
09/12/02: America's revenge: To turn tyrannies into democracies
09/10/02: Iran & Afghanistan & Us: We'll have to deal with the mullahcracy, sooner or later
09/04/02: Iran, according to the Times: All the nonsense that's fit to print
08/21/02: Life and death of Abu Nidal tells us a great deal about our enemies
08/08/02: Can You Keep a Secret?: The media silence on Iran
08/06/02: Fantasy Reporting: The latest disinformation from the Washington Post
08/02/02: Propping Up the Terror Masters: Europe's Solana on tour
07/16/02: Bush vs. the Mullahs: Getting on the side of the Iranian freedom fighters
07/12/02: The State Department Goes Mute: It's official: State has no message
07/09/02: History being made, but the West appears clueless
06/05/02: Is George Tenet endangering peace in Israel?
06/03/02: Ridiculous, even for a journalist
05/20/02: So how come nobody's been fired yet?
05/14/02: Open doors for thugs
04/20/02: Iran on the Brink … and the U.S. does nothing
04/16/02: It’s the war, stupid … someone remind Colin Powell
04/08/02: Gulled: In the Middle East, Arafat doesn't matter
04/02/02: Faster, Please: The war falters
03/26/02: The Revolution Continues: What's brewing in Iran
03/18/02: Iran simmers still: Where's the press?
03/05/02: We can't lose any more ground in Iran
02/14/02: The Great Iranian Hoax
02/12/02: Unnoticed Bombshell: Key information in a new book
01/31/02: The truth behind the Powell play
01/29/02: My past with "Johnny Jihad's" lawyer
01/21/02: It's Munich, all over again
01/08/02: What's the Holdup?: It's time for the next battles in the war against terrorism
12/11/01: We must be imperious, ruthless, and relentless
12/06/01: Remembering my family friend, Walt Disney
11/28/01: The Barbara Olson Bomb: Understanding the war
11/13/01: How We're Doing: The Angleton Files, IV
11/06/01: A great revolutionary war is coming
10/25/01: How to talk to a terrorist
10/23/01: Creative Reporting: Learning to appreciate press briefings
10/19/01: Not the Emmys: A Beltway award presentation
10/15/01: Rediscovering American character
10/11/01: Somehow, I've missed Arafat's praise of the first stage of our war on terrorism
10/04/01: What do we not know?
09/28/01: Machiavelli On Our War: Some advice for our leaders
09/25/01: No Room for the U.N.: Keeping Annan & co. out of the picture
09/21/01: Creative destruction
09/14/01: Who Killed Barbara Olson?
08/22/01: How Israel will win this war
08/15/01: Bracing for war
08/09/01: More Dithering Democrats
08/02/01: Delirious Dems
07/31/01: Consulting a legendary counterspy about Chandra and Condit, cont'd
07/19/01: Be careful what you wish for
07/17/01: Consulting a legendary counterspy about Chandra and Condit
07/05/01: Let Slobo Go
05/30/01: Anybody out there afraid of the Republicans?
05/09/01: The bad guys to the rescue
05/07/01: Bye-bye, Blumenthal
04/20/01: Handling China
04/11/01: EXAM TIME!
04/05/01: Chinese over-water torture
03/27/01: Fighting AIDS in Africa is a losing proposition
03/14/01: Big Bird, Oscar, and other threats
03/09/01: Time for a good, old-fashioned purge
03/06/01: Powell’s great (mis)adventure
02/26/01: The Clinton Sopranos
02/20/01: Unity Schmoonity: Sharon is defying the will of the people
01/30/01: The Rest of the Rich Story
01/22/01: Ashcroft the Jew
01/11/01: A fitting close to the Clinton years
12/26/00: Continuing Clinton's shameful legacy
12/21/00: Clinton’s gift for Bush

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