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The Race for Iran


I am pleased to report that Hillary gave birth yesterday to the newest member of our family, a beautiful baby girl named Karin Elizabeth Leverett.  Both mother and daughter are doing fine.  Inshallah, everyone will be home by tomorrow. 

Hillary and I may not be doing much posting of our own for the balance of the week.  Our colleague, Ben Katcher, will keep www.TheRaceForIran.com updated over the next few days, and Hillary and I will be back at it next week.  We send our thanks to the growing number of people who read www.TheRaceForIran.com.    

–Flynt Leverett



  1. Reza Esfandiari says:

    Excellent news…..but you could have given her a Persian name!

  2. Marola says:

    Congratulations and best wishes from Brazil.

  3. Hakimeh says:

    Happy news indeed. Congratulations.

  4. Dan Cooper says:

    To: Hillary and Flynt

    Congratulations and best wishes.

  5. Humanist says:

    Sincer heart-felt Congratulations

  6. khurshid says:


  7. Iranian says:

    Congratulations! While I haven’t posted comments for a while, I’ve been reading the articles. I hope the Leveretts return to action as soon as possible, as there are few people with such courage and honesty around there days, it seems.

  8. James Canning says:


  9. Kathleen says:

    Congrats and Blessings on the new babe and your family. Thank you and Hillary for sharing your in depth understanding about the situation with Iran based on facts. Thank you for trying to keep Iranian children from being bombed by Israel or the U.S.

    For children in Iraq the situation is depressing as a direct consequence of our sanctions and illegal and immoral invasion.

    Glad you are taking some time off.

  10. Norman Robbins says:

    Could it be there will be a third Leverett speaking out in the name of reason? In any event, congratulations to a couple who has become a vital voice in the debate over Iran.

  11. Arnold Evans says:

    Wow, that’s great news!

    Congratulations and best wishes especially to her and to your family.

  12. Jon Harrison says:

    Congratulations! A blessed event.

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  14. Fiorangela Leone says:

    Welcome to the world, Karin Elizabeth, long life and much joy to you all.

  15. otis ogede says:

    congratulations to all!

  16. Yosra says:

    since you are using Arabic here, then alf mabrook!May and your baby be blessed with happy and fruitful lives!

  17. Alan says:

    Happy news indeed! Congratulations to you both, and what an effort for Hillary to make the Charlie Rose show so soon beforehand!

  18. Elisa says:

    My warmest congratulations and all the very best for your family.

  19. Ra'ad says:

    Many congratulations Hillary and Flynt.
    May Karin Elizabeth bring happiness to your hearts and laughter to your hearth.

  20. Nader Hobballah says:


  21. b says:

    Congrats! And may she live a long and peaceful live.

  22. Sakineh Bagoom says:

    Inshallah, Inshallah!
    Congratulations and great health to you all!
    Just remember, your lives will never be the same. Parenthood is wonderful.
    All the best!

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  24. Liz says:

    Congratulations! I’m sure Karin Elizabeth will have the same kind of courage and honesty as her parents.

  25. Roger says:

    Alf mabruk wa mabruk.

  26. Castellio says:

    Wonderful news!The best to the entire family!

  27. Persian Gulf says:


  28. Eric A. Brill says:

    Congratulation, Hillary and Flynt.


  29. kooshy says:

    Congratulations and best wishes for all in your family

    انشا‌الله قدم نورسیده کارین الیزابت لورت مبارک باشد

  30. Lysander says:

    My warmest congratulations!! Great health and fortune to all of you.