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Papua, until recently known as Irian Jaya, constitutes more than 20% of the Indonesian landmass, but has a relatively small population of just over two million (about one percent of Indonesia's population), with about 65% of that population being ethnic P
Bush's misreading of the Cuban Missile Crisis illustrates what is wrong with the current administration's policy toward Iraq.
Much of the responsibility for this rests on the shoulders of the Clinton administration, which knew what was happening to Iraq's children.
An invasion of Iraq constitutes such a dramatic shift in U.S. foreign policy and involves enormous political and military risks.
With the budget surplus gone, these costs would inevitably create deeper deficits and likely put out of reach initiatives like Medicare drug coverage and new funding for education and environmental protection.
Despite growing opposition, the Bush administration is pushing for a U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Washington's Republicans Duke it out
The U.S. Congress and the White House have chosen the latter course.
Since September 11 and the ensuing war on terrorism, Central Asia's geopolitics have been further complicated by the new military presence of the United States, whose troops are now stationed in China's and Russia's backyard.
There are people of good will on both sides, people not blinded by the illusion that violence solves everything.