I still haven’t completely swung around on Al Gore himself. In all the hosannas being showered upon him by legions, let’s not forget that he was a fairly conservative, card-carrying-member-of-the-DLC-type Democrat.
At the same time, there are many obstacles to overcome, a major one being the antagonistic relationship between Kim Jong Il and George W. Bush.
A process so obviously controlled by currency traders and other Wall Street mavens can scarcely be thought to be benefiting the global poor, and it hasn’t. As if Bush cares, though.
Alas, whenever there is a difference of opinion between the public and campaign contributors, the wrong side prevails pretty much every time.
Abe’s grand plan for Japan was for it to play a more assertive and militaristic role on the world stage. The Bush Administration backed his efforts. But the Japanese people did not.
So, at least one of the Bushes is making a bit of sense. Alas, it’s not the one sitting in the Oval Office.
Maybe I’m being too optimistic, but Gordon Brown seems to be a bit less willing to play the role of a poodle than Tony Blair.
The U.S.-India nuclear agreement needs to be scrapped. It legitimizes a nuclear program that is primarily an ego trip on the part of the Indian ruling elite. It draws
India into the Bush Administration’s ill-conceived global geostrategic project. And it reinforces the notion of nuclear weapons as legitimate, when they are completely repugnant and unworthy of any decent nation.
So this is the idea of balance in U.S. foreign policy: Arms for everyone.
Whose bright idea was it to award the event to Beijing? A leading member of the fascist Franco regime.
There’s something of a whiff of racism in claiming that the Iraq War is not going too badly because American casualties have been marginally lower last month. What about the Iraqis?
New definition of chutzpah: You send a country to hell, and then you refuse to assist the millions of people you have caused to suffer
I sometimes feel guilty about my cushy desk job as an editor—especially when I read about the killings of my fellow journalists in places like Iraq.
It's tragic that India and Pakistan are almost constantly in a state of animosity and are now facing off against each other with nuclear weapons. It's also ironic, since both countries can claim pacifist pioneers.
Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan may finally get serious in his fight against Al Qaeda and other religious extremists in his country—the key word here being “may.”