If there is any logic to the terrorists' madness, it is to have the U.S. over-react and turn large segments of the Islamic world against the West. To launch a major military operation against Afghanistan would play right into Osama bin Laden's hands.
The U.S. needs to resume its original Bretton Woods perspective.
The policies of the IMF are not only backed by the U.S. government and its allies, but also by powerful elites in low-income countries. Yet the economic case for change is overwhelming
The Bush administration looks to Central Asia for support in Afghanistan
Hardly a week goes by that the United States declines to sign a world treaty on security or the global environment-or threatens to withdraw from one it has already signed.
The U.S. could have made a strong, positive impression by sending its African-American Secretary of State, a descendent of slaves, and making a forceful stand against racism. Instead, it chose to send a low-level delegation.
In pandering to the gun lobby, the Bush administration showed what little regard it has for strengthening international efforts to deal with trafficking in small arms.
Americans, as citizens of the lone superpower, will be a prime target for the use of biological warfare.
There is little chance for changing Bush policy on the Middle East with the Democrats outflanking the administration on the right.
Israeli forces murder political dissidents