As the Bush administration strengthens its military victory and consolidates its occupation of Iraq, it continues its trajectory toward international expansion of power and global reach.
It is striking that few people are asking whether the U.S. or the rest of the world is safer now as a result of this overwhelming American military victory.
The Bush juggernaut presents a clear and present danger to the people of the world and even to the health of our planet. But it is far from the world's only problem.
When the Bush administration totals up the cost of the Iraq War it had best be prepared to tack on billions more to clean up the toxic residue of how this country wages war, specifically its widespread use of cluster weapons and Depleted Uranium (DU).
As U.S. forces consolidate the occupation in Iraq the neoconservatives are bringing the war home.
While Iraqis want U.S. help, they do not want U.S. influence, particularly in the formation of their democracy and its supporting civil structure.
But from all the attention it has received as the fighting in Iraq has diminished, one has the impression that Syria is a major threat to the United States.
Organizations that might have opposed war must not adopt the position that by participating in planning for post-conflict relief efforts or for new institutions of governance, they are somehow legitimizing the war or compromising their position.
The war fought ostensibly to disarm Iraq will almost certainly lead to nuclear proliferation and the armament of the rest of the world. While, for the time being at least, many people in Iraq will indeed rejoice at the overthrow of their tyrant--the rest
The Bush administration claims against Syria's involvement in Iraq are off-base.