Foreign Policy

Are the Democrats betraying Israel?

Both Biden and his predecessor, President Barack Obama, promised that they had Israel’s back, but it now appears that they are painting a target on its back at a time of its greatest vulnerability.

Howard Dean’s Anti-American Foreign Policy

Democrat presidential candidate Howard Dean has made a number of statements recently that give one a glimpse into the dark, multilateralist, socialist corners of his mind from his view that Bush May Have Been Tipped to 9/11 Attacks, to his apparent lust for...

Will Israel Save Us Again?

The Iranians are on the verge of building nuclear bombs. If this is not stopped, mass death will result. The situation is not entirely without precedent, although the crisis today is immeasurably greater. By 1981 Iraq had a similar program. Had it succeeded, America...

Blame Bush’s Unprincipled Foreign Policy

The 900-page Congressional report criticizing the operations of the FBI and CIA in the months prior to the September 11 attacks misses the fundamental point. Whatever incompetence on the intelligence agencies' part, what made September 11 possible was a failure, not...

A Leftist ‘Indictment’ of Communist Cuba

A Leftist ‘Indictment’ of Communist Cuba

In the opening few lines of Marc Cooper's editorial piece in the LA Weekly, he writes: "Have you ever imagined what it would be like living in a society where, say, a John Ashcroft would be unrestrained by the niceties of constitutional law? Where draconian...

What Will They Think?

The discussion of how we set up a new government in Iraq has been dominated, as has so much during this war, with the question: what will THEY think? "We can't let it look like the new government is our puppet," say the commentators. Why not? It should be our puppet....

The Foreign Policy of Doing Business With Criminals

Eight years ago, a particularly stupid U.S. Administration at a particularly stupid juncture in American history offered Communist North Korea a deal: if you don't develop nuclear weapons, we'll give you free American oil -- at U.S. taxpayer expense. Even hard-right...

The Foreign Policy of George Bush: A Grand Illusion

Somewhere, there is a warlike American administration obsessed with smashing an Axis of Evil, an administration itching to blow away any regime tainted by terrorism and willing to lash out preemptively and unilaterally, invading and occupying any country that resists....

“Race Cleansing” in Zimbabwe: UN Sees No Evil

Only the United Nations, we're told, has the vision and the moral authority to be the keepers of justice in the world. Well, as they say, actions speak louder than words. The UN's bureaucrats spend a huge amount of time wringing their hands over the United States'...

Mad about Mandela

According to a Reuters report filed by Brendan Boyle, South African statesman Nelson Mandela condemned President Bush's policy on Iraq earlier this month, saying he was "appalled" by U.S. threats of military action. According to the report: "What they are introducing...

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