Matthew Duss

Matthew Duss is a foreign policy analyst and a contributing writer for the Prospect. You can follow him on Twitter @mattduss.

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SLOW MORNING ON THE PARAPETS.

Apparently, according to my favorite fake Iran expert Michael Ledeen, it is now objectively Islamofascist to report events in Iran in a way which does not conform to Michael Ledeen's preferred interpretation:

"AL-AP STRIKES AGAIN!

The headline on their story describing, in muted tones, the latest in a long series of demonstrations against the regime:

Rare Iranian Protest Targets Ahmadinejad

Feh. The real headline would have said “Revolutionary protests continue at Tehran U.”

OF PINS AND PINHEADS.

Barack Obama decides to forgo flag pins:

"Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama says he doesn't wear an American flag lapel pin because it has become a substitute for "true patriotism" since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Asked about it Wednesday in an interview with KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the Illinois senator said he stopped wearing the pin shortly after the attacks and instead hoped to show his patriotism by explaining his ideas to citizens.

PROPAGANDA GIFTS.

Eric Martin suggests that Democrats call Bush's veto bluff, and proceed with legislation making private contractors in Iraq subject to prosecution in U.S. courts. I agree. Martin writes:

DIE, PARADIGM, DIE!

Noah Pollak is concerned that the upcoming Israeli-Palestinian peace conference in Annapolis might subvert the dominant paradigm:

FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS DISAPPEAR AS PART OF THEIR ESCHATOLOGY

I heard this NPR story this morning as I made pancakes:

"Seven thousand evangelical Christians from nearly 100 countries are in Israel this week to show support for the Jewish state.

[...]

The evangelical Christians in colorful costumes wave flags, sing and dance — marching as part of the city's traditional parade for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot...

Wearing large styrofoam cowboy hats and beaming with joy, Sandy and Greg Cassee from Amarillo, Texas, said this was their first visit to Israel.”

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