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Antiwar.com’s Partiality to Uncle NED’s Parsi

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Antiwar.com’s idea of “non-interventionism”…

Today, its Viewpoints section features another op-ed from the NED-backed Trita Parsi, who opines:

After all, no US president has come as close as Obama in reaching a diplomatic breakthrough with Tehran, no other US president has managed to create this degree of international mobilization against Iran, and no other US president has been able to impose so many crippling, indiscriminate sanctions on the Iranian economy.

Iran was fast expanding its influence in the region during the George W. Bush Presidency. “Iran was on a roll,” one Obama Administration official told me. But in the past three years, it has lost its regional momentum. Iran’s domestic political situation is much more unstable following the fraudulent 2009 elections, its source of soft power in the region has take a hit following the Arab uprisings, its economy is hurting under the crushing weight of government mismanagement and sanctions, and its ability to play the major powers against each other has been severely limited since Obama took office.

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Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

February 1, 2012 at 5:53 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I see Parsi is still spouting the tired old “fraudulent election” propaganda.

    Jeremy R. Hammond

    February 4, 2012 at 9:21 am

  2. I guess that’s what NED pays him for.

    Maidhc Ó Cathail

    February 5, 2012 at 10:48 am


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