Issues / War & Peace
The Bush administration has been widely criticized worldwide for its go-it-alone foreign policy. But in one area the administration is enthusiastically embracing multilateralism, along with the Pentagon and U.S. defense corporations is missile defense..
In 2000 the top six U.S. military companies spent over $6.5 million in contributions to candidates and political parties.
The Bush administration is undermining the logic of deterrence--previously used to make weapons of mass destruction unthinkable in wartime due to certain retaliation--and making the use of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction all the more likely.
Sharon and Bush as war mongers
For America's allies, the new Bush Doctrine of attacking people before they attack us, known as "first strike," is another example of a bull-in-a-china shop approach to world affairs.
"The window of opportunity for peace in Sudan is beginning to close," according to the report.
Most liberal commentators seemed to agree that Bush was merely the paperback edition of an American president.
Freezing military aid to Israel would send a message that committing human rights violations is unacceptable.
No one knows how big the problem of clandestine trafficking in radioactive materials is.
In the event of a U.S. invasion of Iraq, a lack of regional support would have more than just political implications.