Regions / Middle East & North Africa
The United States' recent stance on the case of Saadeddin Ibrahim is the first time since the signing of the Camp David Accords 25 years ago that America has made its aid for Egypt conditional upon a human rights issue.
Despite growing opposition, the Bush administration is pushing for a U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Seven Reasons to Oppose a U.S. Invasion of Iraq
Washington's Republicans Duke it out
The U.S. Congress and the White House have chosen the latter course.
The Bush administration is undermining the logic of deterrence--previously used to make weapons of mass destruction unthinkable in wartime due to certain retaliation--and making the use of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction all the more likely.
Sharon and Bush as war mongers
For America's allies, the new Bush Doctrine of attacking people before they attack us, known as "first strike," is another example of a bull-in-a-china shop approach to world affairs.
There are people of good will on both sides, people not blinded by the illusion that violence solves everything.
Freezing military aid to Israel would send a message that committing human rights violations is unacceptable.