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JFP 1/5: David Gregory Should Tell Rick Santorum There Are UN Inspectors in Iran

Just Foreign Policy News, January 5, 2012
David Gregory Should Tell Rick Santorum There Are UN Inspectors in Iran


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David Gregory Should Tell Rick Santorum There Are UN Inspectors in Iran
Rick Santorum is running as the "more AIPAC than thou" candidate. But David Gregory wants people to think of him as a "journalist." We can hold David Gregory to a higher standard. Politicians will say whatever they can get away with, but journalists have an obligation to correct serious misstatements of fact.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-naiman/david-gregory-should-tell_b_1186410.html
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Heather Hurlburt: Pentagon Strategy Review: Why It Matters
2012 and 2013 Pentagon spending will represent the first real declines in military spending in more than a decade; but the total 8% cut envisaged is less than the Reagan defense builddown of the 1980s. Even if the more dramatic cuts in the Budget Control Act sequester were enacted, they would only return the Pentagon to 2007 levels.

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JFP 1/4: Obama can't stop Israeli attack? Markets rattled by Iran tensions

Just Foreign Policy News, January 4, 2012
Obama can't stop Israeli attack? Markets rattled by Iran tensions

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In Iowa, Peace Voters Turned Out for Ron Paul in Higher Numbers Than Anticipated
Ron Paul didn't win the Iowa caucus, but it wasn't because peace voters didn't show up. Indeed, peace voters did show up, in higher numbers than anticipated; and they voted for Ron Paul, in higher numbers than anticipated. Going forward, this means that there is a substantial group of voters who is willing to vote for a peace candidate in a Republican primary or caucus -- if they have a peace candidate to vote for. And this result will be seen not just in future Presidential primaries and caucuses, but in Congressional races -- if there is a peace candidate to vote for. If you're a person that cares about working with Congress to end wars, prevent new ones, and stop the Pentagon from hogging so much of our national resources, this is a very big deal.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-naiman/in-iowa-peace-voters-turn_b_1184012.html

Institute for Public Accuracy: JFP responds to press coverage of Santorum threat to bomb Iran

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JFP 1/3: Taliban agree to Qatar office; Pentagon to give up two war capacity

Just Foreign Policy News, January 3, 2012
Taliban agree to Qatar office; Pentagon to give up two war capacity

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JFP responds to press coverage of Santorum threat to bomb Iran
"Rick Santorum told NBC's David Gregory on 'Meet the Press' that, unlike President Obama, he would 'be saying to the Iranians, you either open up those [nuclear] facilities, you begin to dismantle them and, and make them available to inspectors, or we will degrade those facilities through airstrikes and make it very public that we are doing that.' Mr. Gregory did not challenge this statement. Surely Mr. Gregory knows that Iran's nuclear facilities are already under the inspection of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Politicians will say whatever they can get away with but journalists have an obligation to correct serious misstatements of fact.'"
http://www.accuracy.org/release/26333/

Juan Cole: Will his New Sanctions on Iran Cost Obama the Presidency?

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JFP 1/2: Santorum wants to bomb Iran; Cuba sanctions threaten Florida coast

Just Foreign Policy News, January 2, 2012
Santorum wants to bomb Iran; Cuba sanctions threaten Florida coast

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300 Anti-War Voters Can Win the Iowa Referendum Against War With Iran
If turnout is 100,000, and three-tenths of a percentage point separate Romney from Paul, then three hundred anti-war voters in Iowa can strike a resounding blow on Tuesday against the campaign for war with Iran.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-naiman/300-antiwar-voters-can-wi_b_1179566.html

Ray McGovern & Elizabeth Murray: Steps to preventing war with Iran
Former intelligence officers McGovern and Murray propose concrete measures the Administration could take to prevent war with Iran:
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Make public a declassified version of the key judgments of the latest National Intelligence Estimate on Iran's nuclear program.
- Improve communication between US navy and Iranian navy.
- Make clear that the US will not support an Israeli military attack on Iran, in particular, that the US will help protect Iraqi airspace from Israeli planes.

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JFP 12/30: Mossad: Iran nuke not "existential" threat; Congress attacks Taliban peace deal

Just Foreign Policy News, December 30, 2011
Mossad: Iran nuke not "existential" threat; Congress attacks Taliban peace deal

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Can China avoid playing into the hands of US militarists?
JFP argues that China could take advantage of opportunities to help countries in the region become more independent of the US, rather than pursuing policies that could make other countries in the region more dependent on the US.
http://www.globaltimes.cn/NEWS/tabid/99/ID/690249/Tough-stance-could-cost-China-dear.aspx

Robert Parry: Slip-Sliding to War with Iran
US media continue to invoke a recent IAEA report as a justification for confrontation, without noting a change in leadership at the IAEA engineered by the US for the express purpose of facilitating such confrontation.
http://consortiumnews.com/2011/12/29/slip-sliding-to-war-with-iran/

Iran Hawk Watch
New at Lobe Log: tracking pro-war commentary in U.S. media.

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JFP 12/29: US-financed Egypt military assaults US-financed democracy groups

Just Foreign Policy News, December 29, 2011
US-financed Egypt military assaults US-financed democracy groups

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Dewey Defeats Truman: CNN Excludes Democrats and Independents From Iowa Caucus Poll
A new CNN poll which is driving a lot of press coverage shows Romney leading Paul in Iowa. But the CNN poll excluded Democrats and independents, whom other polls have shown giving Paul the edge because of his anti-war stance; by ignoring these voters, CNN silenced anti-war voices.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-naiman/iowa-caucus-poll_b_1174668.html

Is a Vote for Romney a Vote for War?
Mitt Romney has promised a more confrontational military policy towards Iran. His advisers include people who have been cheerleaders for war with Iran, and were cheerleaders for the Iraq war. He has pledged to increase the military budget. His advisers include people directly affiliated with military contractors who stand to profit if there were a new war and the military budget were increased. Furthermore, he opposes withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan, and he opposes the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.

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JFP 12/28: 2/3 of "foreign aid" is military; case for Iran strike savagely mocked

Just Foreign Policy News, December 28, 2011
Is a Vote for Romney a Vote for War?

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Is a Vote for Romney a Vote for War?
Here are some things we know about Mitt Romney. He has promised a more confrontational military policy towards Iran. His advisers include people who have been cheerleaders for war with Iran, and were cheerleaders for the Iraq war. He has pledged to increase the military budget. His advisers include people directly affiliated with military contractors who stand to profit if there were a new war and the military budget were increased. Furthermore, he opposes withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan, and he opposes the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, although the Iraq withdrawal is supported by eight in ten Americans, including the majority of Republicans.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-naiman/is-a-vote-for-romney-a-vo_b_1171099.html

Washington Post: Under Obama, an emerging global apparatus for drone killing
Other commanders in chief have presided over wars with far higher casualty counts. But no president has ever relied so extensively on the secret killing of individuals.

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JFP 12/27: Is a Vote for Romney a Vote for War?

Just Foreign Policy News, December 27, 2011
Is a Vote for Romney a Vote for War?

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Is a Vote for Romney a Vote for War?
Shouldn't the fact that the Iraq war was a consequence of George W. Bush becoming president, although that consequence was not apparent in 2000, inform how we judge the likely consequences of Mitt Romney becoming president?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-naiman/is-a-vote-for-romney-a-vo_b_1171099.html

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JFP 12/26: Karzai accepts peace talks in Qatar; drone strike pause may continue

Just Foreign Policy News, December 26, 2011
Karzai accepts peace talks in Qatar; drone strike pause may continue

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New York Times: Errant NATO Airstrikes in Libya: 13 Cases
A multimedia presentation of the New York Times' investigation into civilian casualties in Libya caused by NATO airstrikes.
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/12/16/world/africa/nato-airstrikes-in-libya.html

Glenn Greenwald: The intellectual cowardice of Bradley Manning's critics
Greenwald notes the absurdity of those who claim that Daniel Ellsberg was a hero while branding Bradley Manning a traitor, noting that their stated motivations were the same, their impact was the same, and the documents that Ellsberg leaked were more "secret."
http://www.salon.com/2011/12/24/the_intellectual_cowardice_of_bradley_mannings_critics/

If Ron Paul Wins Iowa, Antiwar Democrats and Independents Likely to Provide Margin of Victory

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JFP 12/23: Iowa antiwar vote could be decisive; urge @BarackObama to announce ceasefire

Just Foreign Policy News, December 23, 2011
Iowa antiwar vote could be decisive; urge @BarackObama to announce ceasefire

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** Action: Urge @BarackObama to announce Christmas ceasefire
A thousand people have signed our petition to President Obama calling for a Christmas cease-fire in Afghanistan. If you use Twitter, help us get @BarackObama's attention. Post the following update to Twitter:

Dear @BarackObama: a thousand Americans urge you to announce Christmas ceasefire in #Afghanistan http://bit.ly/uKeQiw

If Ron Paul Wins Iowa, Antiwar Democrats and Independents Likely to Provide Margin of Victory
If a recent Public Policy Polling survey gives an accurate forecast, then a key story on election night in Iowa will be that antiwar Democrats and independents provided the margin of victory. If that result occurs, it will be due to the actions of roughly 8,400 people.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-naiman/if-ron-paul-wins-iowa-ant_b_1165423.html

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