Speech House of Lords, London
Friday the 5th of March 2010
Thank you. It is great to be back in London. And it is great that this time, I got to see more of this wonderful city than just the detention centre at Heathrow Airport.
Today I stand before you, in this extraordinary place. Indeed, this is [...]
Following the West’s dismissal of Iran’s latest “acceptance” of a theoretical deal to enrich some of its uranium outside of the country, the Iranian government has announced it is enriching its current stockpile to 20 percent purity. Well, the regime needs to enrich it to 90 percent to become bomb-grade so we’ve still got plenty [...]
I just can not stay away from the story of the December 30 suicide bombing at a C.I.A. base in Khost, Afghanistan, which killed seven American C.I.A. agents, injured six others, and killed al-Balawi’s “handler” Sharif Ali bin-Zeid, a Captain in the Jordanian intelligence service. Maybe there’s still some police detective left in me, even [...]
In part 1, I propounded that our current strategy in the War is not getting us anywhere, as have pundits Diana West here, David Harsanyi here, and George F. Will here.
Why is that? Well, no one of prominence in the White House, in Congress or at the Pentagon has yet seriously taken into account the [...]
President Obama and U.S. Army General David Petraeus are continuing the exasperating game of chasing the Taliban through Afghanistan and Pakistan, while al Qaida dashes around the Middle East and elsewhere about the Muslim World. The latest indication that we’re about to swing the Whac-a-mole mallet at a brand new, freshly-dug hole in Yemen comes [...]