Posts Tagged: reconstruction
U.S. policy must be sensitive to the real needs faced by its neighbors to the South.
From that day to this, governments that torture have justified what they do, saying What we have done is only what we had to do.
Today we would do well to remember Romero as an example of moral courage in a time of war. But his story is also significant because El Salvador has repeatedly been used by the current Bush administration as a parallel for the situation in Iraq.
George Bush's controversial decision on the World Bank Presidency
First and foremost, the Iraqi people deserve a plan.
In the six months leading up to the invasion of Iraq, the United States erupted in a display of citizen dissent not seen since the Vietnam War era.
How to deal with North Korea
Given that by tradition, the U.S. picks the World Bank president, this is a golden opportunity to help mend some fences and improve the nation's standing internationally at a time when U.S. popularity is suffering
Continuing to fund these big-ticket systems is one reason the Army is still scrambling to provide adequate body armor and well-protected Humvees to our troops in Iraq.
While the administration and Congress begin to reduce unnecessary weapons programs, they must pay equal attention to investing in the non-military tools that are critical to our security.