If America wants rest of the world to go with her, the American administration will have to stop considering itself the ultimate arbiter of good and evil.
By the December 8 deadline for reporting on its weapons of mass destruction, the Iraqi government makes an extensive declaration of activities and materials that might be used to make such weapons but also might have other purposes.
What began as an apparent humanitarian effort has turned into another excuse for continuing a low-level war against Iraq and perhaps now even as an excuse for a full-scale invasion of that country.
The new Turkish government, led by the moderately Islamist Justice and Development Party, finds itself almost quite literally between Iraq and a hard place.
If the new rationale for NATO is the War on Terror, and if its Rapid Response Force is directed to territories outside the region of its member states, then NATO's transformation has serious implications for Asia.
Regimes may loudly proclaim their fears of a war, yet privately allow the U.S. some leeway, and even give tentative support for its war plans.
With congressional support safely tucked away, it is now just a matter of time before the Bush administration invades Iraq.
A shift in the nation-building strategy adopted by the international community in Afghanistan is needed.
The only parties celebrating this recent move are the madmen on both sides who would plunge Northern Ireland back into civil war.
With the country still mired in recession and polls consistently showing that the Republicans' positions on such basic policy issues as the environment and the economy are decidedly unpopular, this should have been the Democrats' year.