Issues / War & Peace
This op-ed ran in the Lake Worth Herald (Lake Worth, FL) on March 2, 2006.
Congress should consider the range of security tools we have--tools of offense , defense and prevention--as a whole.
President Bush has yet another supposed "emergency" on his hands. This time it's illegal immigration.
Even though North Korea's long-range missile turned out to be a dud, Pyongyang has nevertheless achieved its aim by getting the world's attention.
Pakistan has been a key U.S. ally on counter-terrorism. But it looks like Musharaff may no longer be our man in Pakistan.
Many hope that a Democratic Party victory in November will mark the beginning of the end of the Iraq war. Don't hold your breath.
What the U.S. needs is a change in policy not a change in villains.
In October 2002 the White House deceived the Congress and the public, inducing Congress--in the administration's interpretation--to abandon its constitutional responsibilities in matters of war-making.
Efforts at isolating Hamas are likely to backfire.
The recent announcement by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that the United States will open an embassy in Libya was welcome news all around. Long overdue, the restoration of full diplomatic relations is a win-win situation for both Libya and the United States, as well as for other states in and out of the Middle East. The U.S. decision also marks a significant shift in the foreign policy of the Bush administration, a change most observers have overlooked.