Archive for 'Foreign affairs'

Is the end in sight?

August 15th, 2005 – 10:37 pm
Tagged as: Iraq

On Sunday the New York Times published a piece by columnist Frank Rich called “Someone Tell the President the War Is Over.” Nothing that happens on the ground in Iraq can turn around the fate of this war in America: not a shotgun constitution rushed to meet an arbitrary deadline, not another Iraqi election, not […]

Self-sustaining jihad

July 10th, 2005 – 9:20 pm
Tagged as: Iraq,Terrorism

When will the war on terror end? According to a new survey of terrorism experts, maybe never. An Associated Press survey of longtime students of international terrorism finds them ever more convinced, in the aftermath of London’s bloody Thursday, that the world has entered a long siege in a new kind of war. They believe […]

Remember Afghanistan?

May 25th, 2005 – 10:46 pm
Tagged as: Afghanistan

At the same time that the U.S. is continuing the screw things up in Iraq, it’s also doing a good job of letting Afghanistan (you know, the one they keep trotting out as a success) fall back into civil war. Fortunately, the British are actually paying attention. Defence chiefs are planning to rush thousands of […]

The British memo

May 22nd, 2005 – 7:47 pm
Tagged as: Iraq

Over at Salon, there’s an excellent article [Salon Daypass required] by Juan Cole about the British memo that proves Bush planned to invade Iraq all along. Tens of thousands of people are dead in Iraq, including more than 1,600 U.S. soldiers and Marines, because of false allegations made by President George W. Bush and Di […]

Losing in Iraq

May 16th, 2005 – 8:12 pm
Tagged as: Iraq

There was an article in Newsday last Thursday that took a hard look at how the war against the insurgents in Iraq is really going. With security experts reporting that no major road in the country was safe to travel, some Iraq specialists speculated that the Sunni insurgency was effectively encircling the capital and trying […]