Richard N. Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses Mideast politics, and how he takes the Israelis at face value when they talk about a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
The goal here should not be to humiliate Iran. The goal here should be to make sure that Iran is not allowed to keep in place the prerequisites of a nuclear weapon that could be assembled in short order. Whether you could square this circle, come up with something that the Iranians believe is not humiliating, but also come up with something that the rest of the world would feel is reassuring, I don’t know.
Writing in the Weekly Standard, William Kristol reviews the opening and closing addresses from the first day of the Republican convention.
So the rabbi spoke of faith and freedom. The governor spoke of truth and duty. These themes—of faith and truth, of freedom and duty, of liberty and greatness—could elevate the Romney-Ryan campaign, and make it worthy of victory.
Times of Israel: Egyptian forces in Sinai kill 11 terrorists, arrest 23
Jerusalem Post: Diplomats: Iran installed 350 new underground centrifuges
New York Times: Many Hands Patch Together Syrian Rebels’ Arsenal
Washington Post: A hunted Syrian activist begins his work anew in Washington
Wall Street Journal: Assad Draws Shock Troops From Elite Sect in Syria
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