Posts Tagged: Bush administration
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.
President George W. Bush's November 6 speech before the National Endowment for Democracy emphasizing the need for greater democracy and freedom in the Arab world, while containing a number of positive aspects, was nevertheless very misleading and all-too characteristic of the longstanding contradictory messages that have plagued U.S. policy in the Middle East.
Look for the Bush administration to push its "Proliferation Security Initiative" (PSI) during the president's October trip to Asia.
UN Security Council Resolution 1511 is highly unlikely to secure any goals it was advertised to solve.
The new Security Council resolution does nothing to change the fundamental problems of the U.S. occupation of Iraq.
The drive for money for the Iraqi occupation is now the only game in town.
Cancun could lead to trade talks that actually bring about fair trade, and the benefits to both the developing and the developed world that have long been promised.
The sound of silence is often deafening when statesmen speak, but in the case of George. W. Bush it is the deafness that is almost as stunning.