Iran

https://stallman.org/archives/2019-jul-oct.html#18_September_2019_%28Iran%29

Iran apparently prefers escalating warfare to defeat by sanctions. Salafi Arabia's war in Yemen gives Iran a way to do this without starting a new war.

This reminds me of the sanctions the US placed on Japan in 1941. The sanctions, in that case, were intended to make Japan stop conquering China — a morally valid reason.

Japan had the choice to fight the US, be defeated by the sanctions, or leave China alone. It chose war, and was defeated anyway. The cost of that war was tremendous.

The US has no valid reason for sanctions against Iran. The valid goal, avoiding a nuclear-armed Iran, was being achieved by Obama's non-nuclear deal.

Impeachment of Kavanaugh

https://stallman.org/archives/2019-jul-oct.html#18_September_2019_%28Impeachment_of_Kavanaugh%29

"Kavanaugh should never have been appointed. Impeachment is our only hope."

Alas, as long as Republicans in the Senate are partisan and unscrupulous, impeachment does not offer a hope of removing Kavanaugh from the Supreme Court. What the Senate might be able to do, if Democrats control it in January 2021, is to increase the size of the Supreme Court so as to counterweight his vote.