The left has been snookered by the U.S. invasion of Iraq, for it is deeply opposed to the war yet supports the spread of democracy and civil freedoms.
The Bush administration, like its predecessors, has frequently taken advantage of the idealism and values of the U.S. citizenry to justify foreign policies that most Americans would otherwise find morally unacceptable.
It must be said that corruption in Nigeria is a by product of the general rut that has beset the nation through more than three decades of military rule as well as years of short-sighted civilian governments.
With rising dependency, we have become more vulnerable to supply disruptions and entanglement in foreign oil wars.
Aceh, so long isolated from international view by the Indonesian government and military, is nowtragicallyat the center of world attention.
The principles that emerge will guide our work in Iraq and be the gauntlet we will throw down in front of this administration.
Even putting aside the many important legal and moral questions about the Bush administration's decision to invade Iraq, it has been a disaster even on practical terms.
What actually motivated the United States to take on the problematic task of conquering and rebuilding Iraq?
The signing of the interim Iraqi "constitution" by the Governing Council represents a significant step in U.S. efforts to legitimize its invasion and occupation of Iraq.
With less than a year before the next election, the recent scandal over a sweetheart deal to lease air tankers from the Boeing Corporation underlines the enormous and disturbing power the arms industry exerts on American politics.