Vice President Dick Cheney's office continues to grow as a homebase for prominent neoconservative foreign policy strategists.
The new Security Council resolution does nothing to change the fundamental problems of the U.S. occupation of Iraq.
UN Security Council Resolution 1511 is highly unlikely to secure any goals it was advertised to solve.
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.
Cancun could lead to trade talks that actually bring about fair trade, and the benefits to both the developing and the developed world that have long been promised.
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.
The sound of silence is often deafening when statesmen speak, but in the case of George. W. Bush it is the deafness that is almost as stunning.
A number of factors and conditions have led to Afghanistan's security dilemma.