Issues / War & Peace
The military maxim in Iraq might be summarized inelegantly as, "Do nothing that boosts or gives comfort to the guerrilla cause."
It remains to be seen whether a new marker has been set in al Qaeda's range.
In the aftermath of the bloodiest period of the occupation since the invasion, talk was rife that members of the U.S.-handpicked Iraqi Governing Council will soon be shown the door.
War and walls have demonstrably failed to make good neighbors in the Middle East. That leaves peace the "road less traveled."
Vice President Dick Cheney's office continues to grow as a homebase for prominent neoconservative foreign policy strategists.
The tug of war between the hawks and doves over North Korea policy continues within the Bush administration.
Look for the Bush administration to push its "Proliferation Security Initiative" (PSI) during the president's October trip to Asia.
The drive for money for the Iraqi occupation is now the only game in town.
Neither Afghanistan nor Iraq is "under control," particularly when it comes to monetary costs.
"If you harbor a terrorist, if you support a terrorist, if you feed a terrorist, you're just as guilty as the terrorists. And the Taliban found out what we meant," U.S. President George W. Bush told military personnel in Fort Stewart, Ga., on Sept. 12.