Steve Clemons, Director of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation and proprietor of the blog The Washington Note, discusses the upcoming Israeli elections, the possible analogue between Nixon going to China and Netanyahu making peace with Palestine, the futility of propping up Mahmoud Abbas and the realpolitik motivations behind a U.S. push for normalized Israel/Arab relations.
Steve Clemons, director of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation and author of the blog TheWashingtonNote, discusses Joe Bidenâ€™s threat to remove Bush and Cheney from power if they bombed Iran in early 2007, the Annapolis peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine, the challenges of a stable settlement, the influence of the evangelical Christian wing of the Israel lobby, the police state in Palestine and the fragile and dangerous situation in Pakistan.
Steve Clemons, director of the Strategies Program at the New America Foundation and author of the influential blog TheWashingtonNote, discusses his view that the president is seeking a â€œthird optionâ€ and is not yet on board with Dick Cheneyâ€™s plan to bomb Iran.
Clemons also breaks the story that in a personal discussion with former South Korean President Kim De-Jung on Tuesday he was told that the current South Korean Foreign Minister has informed him that their government believes there is no merit at all to the recent claims that the North Koreans have been working with Syria on nuclear technology and that this is an effort by the neoconservatives to derail the six-party talks.
Steve Clemons, senior fellow at the New America Foundation and keeper of the influential blog The Washington Note, explains Dick Cheney and his neocon cabalâ€™s attempt to make an end run around President Bush and get us into a war with Iran whether he wants to or not, where the â€œrealistsâ€ stand, the layers of lower level neocons weâ€™ve never heard of, the â€œnewsâ€ of CIA covert action in Iran, Bushâ€™s meeting with the Joint Chiefs and some of the possible consequences if we do go to war.