Enough of the personal stuff. For better or worse (mostly worse), there's a wider world out there. Here's a link to the piece I did last week for Antiwar.com, about the U.S. and Iran. I make a case that we would be better off recognizing Iran diplomatically, establishing an embassy and using it to learn more. We know even less about Iran than we did about Iraq prior to attacking them, yet some Americans still want to initiate a "preventive" war with Iran (I've just read Norman Podhoretz's lengthy piece and I'll analyze it in a later blog).
I also have some comments about the latest funding bill for the Iraq war, about which I'm less pessimistic than some antiwar people.