Regions / Iraq
With no victory in sight in Iraq, the Bush administration is casting around for another magic word to obscure its dismal policies.
The clock is ticking. The current strategy doesn't seem to be working, but Coach Bush is reluctant to try something new.
A centerpiece of the Iraq Study Group's report is its advocacy for securing foreign companies' long-term access to Iraqi oil fields.
The Iraq Study Group's recommendations focus on transforming the U.S. occupation of Iraq into a long-term, sustainable, off-the-front-page occupation with a lower rate of U.S. casualties.
President Bush is readying the largest request for funds so far to continue the war. Even worse, he's on the cusp of actually increasing troops.
The Iraq Study Group group appears to be intent on drawing more borders and partitions that will further fragment the Middle East.
After January 3, the Democrats will have to do something about Iraq. Early signs are not positive, unless the anti-war movement kicks it up a notch.
Americans want a new direction in foreign policy, but will the Democrats lead?
It's hard to believe that President Bush will miss the message voters delivered on Election Day.
For the first time in recent history, a foreign policy issue is at the top of the electorate's mind as they head to the polls.