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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LIGHTNING ROUND.

  • As noted below, co-chair of Hillary Clinton's New Hampshire campaign Bill Shaheen resigned after not being subtle enough about trying to make Barack Obama's youthful drug use an issue in the primary. Then Hillary Clinton apologized.

YOU SEE, THEY'RE ON A LOOP.

With regard to the sputtering rage with which many neocons have greeted the NIE's determination that a nuclear apocalypse is very likely not imminent, Eric Alterman and and George Zornick point out that this kind of thing has happened before, and before, and before. Conservatives massaging intelligence to achieve their policy objectives, and attacking the intelligence community when it does not produce work that conforms to those objectives, has been a common occurrence over the last several decades.

LIGHTNING ROUND.

  • With the last week's NIE revelations undercutting the profitability of Rudy Giuliani's promising to be mean to Iran, he has apparently decided that being mean to illegal immigrants is the next best thing. The formerly pro-immigrant Giuliani says that if he thought the INS could have deported all of the city's illegal immigrants "I would have turned all the people over. It would have helped."

SO NOW HE'S SITTIN' HOME, INVESTIGATIN' HIMSELF!

Following on Ezra's post about James Kirchick's latest bout of self-parody, I think Daniel Levy's scholarly work and his commitment to achieving a just peace between Israelis and Palestinians speaks for itself, and doesn't need to be defended from the likes of Kirchick.

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