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Democracy Endangered

Pakistan's position as a key U.S. ally in the campaign against al-Qaeda has been particularly beneficial to the military-led government of General Pervez Musharraf, whose support is seen by the Bush administration as indispensable to U.S. "anti-terrorism" efforts in the region.
At the G-8 Summit in Georgia, one of the main items on the agenda was the democratization of the Middle East, and the recent commemoration of the D-Day anniversary and the passing of President Reagan both generated discussion concerning the defense and spread of democracy.
Ratification of the 1982 Law of the Sea Treaty is being held up by half a dozen right-wing Republican senators backed by a coalition of national groups who see the agreement as another step toward world government.
Increasingly desperate to find a winning formula in Iraq, Vice President Dick Cheney and other Bush administration officials are promoting Lebanon as a political model for Iraq.
Working families in Iraq, already severely stressed by Saddam Hussein’s misrule, wars, and sanctions, have lost more ground in economic terms since the U.S. invasion.
Bush's nomination acceptance speech was notable, not for what he included but for what he left out--the problems and missteps that have plagued the Bush administration’s foreign policy.
While President Bush told the UN General Assembly that Washington's belief in "human dignity" was the main U.S. motivation for pursuing the war, two articles that appeared in two major U.S. newspapers the same morning offered the delegates an altogether different subtext.
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