Regions / Iraq
Contemporary leaders, like those of yore, ought to heed warnings to discount heady advice brought by people with their own agendas.
The focus of the occupation regime is more on emergency repairs than on a major rehabilitation of Iraq's dilapidated and war-destroyed public infrastructure.
Iraq demonstrates that the new U.S. approach to humanitarian action is unsustainable.
In fact, with each passing day, it is becoming more painfully obvious that the main categorical accusations against the regime of Saddam Hussein used by U.S. President George W. Bush and other senior administration officials to justify the war on Iraq sim
Congress is set to give the Pentagon more than $400 billion to spend on war preparations and now, it seems, on the "non-wars."
The aftermath of the Iraq War has shown us that good soldiers are not always good cops.
Arguments over what the administration knew about weapons of mass destruction and when it knew it--to paraphrase the famous Watergate questions--are now claiming the limelight, to the administration's clear discomfort.
To be successful, humanitarian organizations providing aid to Iraq must struggle to establish a humanitarian/reconstruction agenda with some degree of autonomy from military occupation plans.
Here are some strategies that can make the new global peace movement tenacious and effective in the post-Iraq war period.
Overall, the resolution does not try to bring the Iraqi occupation into line with international law: It attempts to reshape international law to fit the occupation.