Posts Tagged: defense

Trying to beat the Republicans at their own game--fear-mongering in the service of ever higher military budgets--is a losing proposition.
Many see self-interest behind U.S. claims to be upholding high moral principles, and they also see hypocrisy in the U.S. government's reluctance to be bound by the same instruments it is so ready to apply to others.
Even other Persian Gulf countries have moderated their positions toward Saddam in light of his ostentatious and highly popular condemnation of Israel's violent retaliation against the new Palestinian Intifada.
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