Monthly Archives: November 2006

The Only Sane Foreign Policy

“What kind of foreign policy does the American public want?” That’s the central question posed by a new poll conducted by the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) at the University of Maryland. Among the chief findings of the polling … Continue reading

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More Troops, More War

The following short extracts are taken from an excellent and comprehensive analysis which should be read in its entirety: Did anyone really imagine it would be any different? The Guardian reports that Bush has already decided on his “new” strategy … Continue reading

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Withdrawal Symptoms

The following short extract is taken from an essay written by James K. Galbraith and published published months ago. It is especially appropriate today. The successful use of military power—as Mao Zedong understood when he called America a “paper tiger”—entails … Continue reading

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Famous Last Words

My father had all this political capital built up when he drove the Iraqis out of Kuwait and he wasted it….If I have a chance to invade, if I had that much capital, I’m not going to waste it. I’m … Continue reading

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The American Empire?

The following is the prelude to a twelve section study of the history and implications of the “American Empire” compiled by the Global Policy Forum. A thorough analysis and fascinating read, indeed. The United States is the most powerful nation … Continue reading

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