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29th February 2012 – Syndicated

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Michael Ledeen

Recent developments in Iran. more...

29th February 2012 – WIBC - Indianapolis

The Greg Garrison Show

Michael Ledeen

Recent developments in Iran. more...

28th February 2012 – Quoted by Sara A. Carter, The Washington Examiner

Secret Memo Suggests White House Ignored SOS from Iranian Opposition

Michael Ledeen

"It's clear that the administration was not being asked to stay away," said Michael Ledeen, a scholar with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies who worked as a senior official for Republican administrations. "The opposition represented the best option for the West." more...

28th February 2012 – Cited by Investors Business Daily

Obama To Iran Green Revolution Dissidents: Drop Dead

Michael Ledeen

The Obama administration is oddly proud that it does "not provide financial assistance to any political movement, party or faction in Iran." But Foundation for the Defense of Democracies scholar Michael Ledeen has argued for years that supporting Iran's real opposition can keep it from becoming the first jihadist nuclear power. more...

27th February 2012 – Faster, Please!

Obama Administration Ignored Iranian Opposition’s Advice

Michael Ledeen

When mass demonstrations against the Iranian regime erupted in the summer of 2009, the Obama administration found itself facing a totally unexpected problem. more...

25th February 2012 – The Wall Street Journal

Santorum Was Right About Iran—When It Was Unpopular

Michael Ledeen

Rick Santorum doesn't fit any of the stereotypes of current foreign-policy ideologies. He's too idealistic to be a "realist," too conservative and too religious to be a "neocon," and too revolutionary to be a "paleocon." more...

23rd February 2012 – Faster, Please!

Dear General Dempsey

Michael Ledeen

Every time I hear some policy maker talk about “destabilizing” (as you did the other day, discussing a possible Israeli military attack on Iran) my heart sinks. For two reasons: more...

17th February 2012 – Cited by Josh Rogin, Foreign Policy

Conservatives Call for Obama to Intervene in Syria

Clifford D. May, Michael Ledeen, John Hannah, James Woolsey, Tony Badran, Mark Dubowitz, Reuel Marc Gerecht

Fifty-six leading conservative foreign-policy experts wrote an open letter Friday to U.S. President Barack Obama calling on him to directly aid the Syrian opposition and protect the lives of Syrian civilians. more...

15th February 2012 – Faster, Please!

Freedom and Tyranny

Michael Ledeen

I’m sure Mark Levin would agree that it’s no accident. This president, who so vigorously asserts and imposes state power against Americans, is much more comfortable supporting dissident movements against American friends than against American enemies. more...

13th February 2012 – Faster, Please!

Kissing Assad’s Ass

Michael Ledeen

Lee Smith’s outstanding article about American journalists, producers, and “distinguished citizens” who groveled at the bloody feet of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad shows once again the ease with which citizens of democracies become “accomplices to evil.” more...

12th February 2012 – Quoted by Rodrigo Craveiro, Correio Braziliense - Brazil

Guerra Subterrânea

Michael Ledeen

No campo virtual, o wormde computador Stuxnet também representou um duro golpe para o programa nuclear iraniano. De acordo com o neoconservador Michael Arthur Ledeen, ex-conselheiro especial do secretário de Estado norte-americano Alexander Haig more...

12th February 2012 – Faster, Please!


Michael Ledeen

Those who like to think that mankind is making progress toward the rule of law should have a look at the considerable number of hostages nowadays. more...

6th February 2012 – America's News Network

News Update

Michael Ledeen

Developments in Syria and Israel. more...

5th February 2012 – Faster, Please!

The Shape of the War to Come–The View from Beyond

Michael Ledeen

“It’s rather like getting a death threat on the telephone, you know. The nutjob that makes the call isn’t going to do anything, because if he were, he wouldn’t have told you about it.” more...

30th January 2012 – Faster, Please!

When Did the War Start? Or Did It?

Michael Ledeen

Almost everything you read about the “increasing tension” between Iran and the United States revolves around the rhetorical question, “will there be a war?” Whether it’s our own pundits or the Europeans who watch us, “war” seems closer every day. more...

22nd January 2012 – Faster, Please!

World War

Michael Ledeen

Speaking at the Pentagon on January 5th, President Obama proclaimed: “Even as our troops continue to fight in Afghanistan, the tide of war is receding.” more...

17th January 2012 – Faster, Please!

Who’s Really Killing Those ‘Nuclear Scientists’ in Tehran?

Michael Ledeen

They run the banks, the press, all Western governments, the universities, the spooks (most everywhere). And if you can’t find any evidence for it, well, that shows how diabolical the Jews are, right? more...

12th January 2012 – Faster, Please!

Pissing on the Enemy

Michael Ledeen

Some Marines seem to have pissed on the cadavers of some Taliban in Afghanistan. We don’t know when or exactly where. more...

8th January 2012 – Faster, Please!

You Cannot Reform a Totalitarian (You’ve Got to Defeat Him)

Michael Ledeen

Back when I was even younger, and living in Rome, the main topic of conversation was of course Communism. Italy had the largest Communist Party outside the Soviet Union, and it was forever on the cusp of becoming the biggest party in Italy, thus forming the government, thus taking over. more...

3rd January 2012 – Letters to the Editor, The Wall Street Journal

Pressure and Sanctions Won’t Make an Enemy Change

Michael Ledeen

Dennis Ross ("On Iran, Pressure Works," op-ed, Dec. 23) is full of hope that we're on the right track with our Iran policy, because the history of the murderous regime in Tehran "clearly" reveals that "pressure works." more...