Regions / Middle East & North Africa
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.
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.
The Iraqi people certainly have reason to celebrate the ouster of Saddam Hussein's regime. But it's premature for the Bush administration to join in.
Despite the presence of U.S. troops in the center of Baghdad, does the world remain powerless to stop the ongoing invasion?
As the U.S. army occupies Baghdad, the peace movement is faced with a series of strategic challenges, challenges we must face openly, and challenges for which there are no easy answers.
With Baghdad having fallen and the territorial consolidation of Iraq near at hand, discussion of the postwar period has intensified dramatically.
So much for a world united behind the War on Terror.
The reality is that no matter how brutal a dictator may be, people tend to defend their homeland against foreign invaders.