Issues / War & Peace
We now know that Rumsfeld urges using "the force necessary to prevail, plus some" and rejects "promising ... not to permit collateral damage."
Might makes right is a recipe for war without end, not the peace that President Bush claims to be seeking.
There are any number of regimes in the world todayChina, Russia, North Korea, and Iran, among othersthat one can think of worst-case scenarios similar to or worse than those being brought forward regarding Iraq.
George Bush prepares to invade Iraq
After months of internal wrangling over tactics and strategy, it now appears that the White House has settled on the basic design for the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
A year after the attacks on New York and Washington, U.S. forces have failed to eliminate Al Qaeda's capacity to conduct terrorist operations. While this may be alarming enough, what is truly disturbing is that our failure is not caused by the deviousness
The fall of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan in November 2001 presented the international community with an unprecedented opportunity to restore peace and security to a perennial trouble spot.
Do UNESCO membership and a shift in attitude toward Iran signal a change of heart for the U.S. government?
What we have done since September 11 is not to make the hard choice of choosing which of our liberties we are willing to forego, but rather to sacrifice their libertiesthose of immigrants, and especially of Arab and Muslim immigrantsfor the purported security of the rest of us.
Former Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee J. William Fulbright's observations and warnings appear deeply relevant to the United States under George W. Bush, particularly in the wake of the publication last week of the administration's sweeping National Security Strategy of the United States of America and its request that Congress authorize a war resolution arguably as broad and as unilateral as the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution approved in the early stages of the Vietnam War.