Issues / War & Peace
Even putting aside the many important legal and moral questions about the Bush administration's decision to invade Iraq, it has been a disaster even on practical terms.
What actually motivated the United States to take on the problematic task of conquering and rebuilding Iraq?
Afghanistan will undergo the first presidential elections in the countrys history on October 9, 2004.
Iraqis must be valued for who they are, not as pawns in some partisan political agenda--left or right.
The Taliban are acutely aware that sustained donor interest and military support will not last forever; donor fatigue, shifting budgetary priorities, and waning donor attention are inevitable.
Conflict resolution will not occur until political and factional leaders re-absorb the lesson that each persons humanity, while unique, is of equal value.
The Mounting Costs of the Iraq War
We have yet to pay the complete costs of the militarization of foreign policy under the Bush administration, and the bill will be high.
Winning a worldwide war on terrorism is much more about overcoming cultural mindsets that set people apart from each other out of fear and ignorance than about celebrating the freedom of the American barbecue.
The Japanese weekly magazine Aera questioned whether Kim Jong Il would follow the cooperative path of Moammar Gadhafi, or continue along the confrontational, and ultimately self-destructive, path that Saddam Hussein trod.