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As the full extent of the destruction and death the tsunami wrought in South Asia becomes clear, significant aid pledges are finally pouring in.
The recent South Asian tsunamis devastation has already claimed at least 144,000 lives, caused countless injuries and wiped out entire villages. Concern now turns to the escalating death count caused by the spread of disease.
The Bush administration has pledged $350 million to tsunami relief. Its a safe bet that at least $248 million of that money will be spent right here in the U.S.
Nepal’s 14-year-old experiment in constitutional monarchy suffered a major assault on February 1, 2005 when King Gyanendra sacked the prime minister, formed a new cabinet composed largely of royalists, and established direct monarchical rule.
While the U.S., India, and Great Britain have sharply condemned the Feb. 1 coup by King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah of Nepal, the policies of those three governments vis-à-vis the ongoing civil war in the Himalayan nation must share considerable blame for the present crisis.
When newly appointed CIA Director Porter Goss recently warned that Chinas modernization of its military posed a direct threat to the U.S., was it standard budget time scare tactics?
Ongoing scandals of prisoner abuse by U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq are fuelled by the Bush administrations criticism of the Geneva Conventions.
In the past 17 months, President Bush has undertaken a concerted effort to wrap his foreign policy in the folds of freedom and democracy.
The royal takeover of February 1, 2005 goes against this vital interest of the country.
Thirty years after the last chopper left the Saigon embassy, Americans still dont know why this country fought in Vietnam.