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09/22/05 :: By Drew Johnston
Return to the Borders
Categories :: Foreign Policy

Everyone's favorite paranoid vigilantes return to the southern border.




06/04/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bolton Busted, DSM Right — Again
Categories :: Bush Administration :: Foreign Policy :: Iraq

More proof that the Downing Street Memo was right; the Bush Junta was fixing intelligence and intelligence agencies -- and used Bolton to do it on at least one occassion.




05/30/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Creating New Osamas
Categories :: Foreign Policy

The Bush Administration is selling weapons to anti-American dictatorships in exchange for friendship and cooperation in the War on (Some) Terror.




05/26/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Dems Delay Bolton Vote
Categories :: Breaking News :: Foreign Policy

The Republicans lose -- again.




05/16/05 :: By Stu Finkel
Our "Ally" in Uzbekistan
Categories :: Foreign Policy

Violence flares up in Uzbekistan, whose authoritarian leader, Islam Karimov, is a close U.S. ally in the so-called War on Terrorism. How many times do we have to go through the same thing, coddling secular dictators thinking that it's in our best interest, before we realize that it almost always comes back to bite us in the ass?




05/03/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Pentagon Says Bush Has Jeopardized National Security
Categories :: Foreign Policy

Thanks to the Bushites, America is so over-extended because of Iraq and Afghanistan that we'd been in sad shape if a new crisis came our way.




05/01/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Big Brother Bolton Tapped Phones
Categories :: Foreign Policy :: George W. Bush

Boltongate has just gotten more sordid with the revelation that Bolton illegally used the NSA to tap phones --including Colin Powell's.




04/26/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bolton in Trouble Again
Categories :: Foreign Policy

Yet more evidence showing how unfit Bolton is for the U.N. When will the Bush Admin do the right thing and get him to pull his nomination?




04/26/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Yet More Evidence that Bolton is Unfit for U.N.
Categories :: Foreign Policy

More evidence that John Bolton is to diplomacy what the KKK is to tolerance.




04/20/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Call Her "Condosleeza"
Categories :: Foreign Policy :: Rice, Condoleezza

Condoleeza Rice runs interference for John Bolton -- and risks national security to do it.




04/18/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The Evidence Mounts Against Bolton
Categories :: Foreign Policy

Yet more evidence has surfaced that shows John Bolton is unfit to serve as amabassador to the U.N. Will the GOP do the right thing and scuttle his nomination?




04/04/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The Culture of Strife
Categories :: Anti-War :: Corporate Welfare :: Foreign Policy

The Bush Administration's defense-related spending spree is garnering criticism from BOTH the Left and the Right.




03/29/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush Blows It With Bolton Nomination
Categories :: Foreign Policy

Someone needs to send the Bush Administration a copy of Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People."




03/25/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The Culture of Life F-16s
Categories :: Foreign Policy :: Hypocrisy In a major policy shift, the Bush Administration is selling Pakistan F-16 fighter jets -- but claiming that the sale (which was blocked by Congressional sanctions passed in the early 1990s) won't destabilize the incredibly tense relationship between Pakistan and...


03/22/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush Lied, Endangered U.S. — Again
Categories :: Foreign Policy :: George W. Bush

Bush has lied about WMDs again, and endangered the entire world in the process. Isn't the GOP supposed to be the party of National Security?




03/08/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush Still Rattling Saber at Syria
Categories :: Foreign Policy

Bush's saber-rattling at Syria today might be rattling several U.S. allies... if he meant what he said.




02/24/05 :: By Stu Finkel
Bush and Pooty-Poot
Categories :: Bush Administration :: Foreign Policy

Bush is paying lip service to democracy in Russia, but it's doubtful he'll press his old friend Pooty Poot too hard about it at their meeting.




02/23/05 :: By Tom Ball
Framing: How Bush Has Stuck a Wedge in the Heart of Europe to Spark Internal Conflict and Debase Franco-German Power
Categories :: Foreign Policy :: Framing - Foreign Policy

FRAME: If a European is asked whether he opposes or supports the United States over Iraq, the vast majority will say they are opposed. However, if you ask them: "Do you prefer to live in an integrated Europe dominated by France and Germany, or would you prefer to maintain a degree of independence by aligning with the United States on security issues?" then you would most likely receive a very different answer.




02/16/05 :: By Tom Ball
Iran and Syria in 'Common Front' Makes it Easier for Administration to Attack Both Nations
Categories :: Foreign Policy

Iran and Syria are working to ease the work of the Administration and their neoconservative brethren by offering themselves as a 2-for-1 package. Invade one and the other comes as a bonus at only twice the price -- quite a bargain in the administration’s efforts to 'reshape' the Middle East.




02/15/05 :: By Tom Ball
It’s All Part of the Plan. This Administration Does NOT Make Mistakes
Categories :: Bush Administration :: Foreign Policy :: Iraq

And so it was. The plan was in motion... and now we see it come to fruition -- And I can only presume that the administriation was working with the Iranians from the beginning since Iran was secretly (shhhhhh!) promoting the Administration's invasion efforts.




02/08/05 :: By Tom Ball
Top 20 Indications that Bush Invades Iran -- Soon!
Categories :: Bush Administration :: Foreign Policy

Number 1) Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that U.S. Attack on Iran are 'simply not on the agenda at this point'.

And by that, she of course meant that Iran IS on the agenda and it always has been -- right along with Iraq.

Check out the 0ther 19 events that point to an imminent Bush invasion of Iran.




01/10/05 :: By Tom Ball
Destroying the Myth of Bush's Support from ‘New Europe’: Why Did Some European Leaders Support Bush Despite Public Outrage?
Categories :: Foreign Policy :: Lies

It is both European geopolitics and a built-in fear of French-German domination that stimulates some European leaders to support Bush, not the laughable "Bush-moral-clarity" nonsense promoted by conservative mouthpieces. Simply put, the leaders of these nations are betting that their constituents cast their votes in the next elections not with Iraq on their minds, but rather with a mindset focused on the future of Europe and their country's position of influence and sovereignty within it.




12/30/04 :: By Tom Ball
Is North Korea About to Crumble?
Categories :: Foreign Policy

Constantly dashed from the spotlight only to reemerge as an ever-growing global calamity-in-waiting, North Korea is showing chilling signs of an imminent sovereign disaster.




12/17/04 :: By Tom Ball
Bush Foreign Policy in Seven Square Inches
Categories :: Foreign Policy

Although I'm sure that this description of Bush's foreign policy supercedes the administration's extended version in terms of both insight and sophistication, I will still refer to it as the best 'summary' of the neocon achievements I've seen to date.




12/17/04 :: By Tom Ball
Chimp Suckers Chump on Missile Defense
Categories :: Foreign Policy :: Military

I have to hand it to Bush's handlers though. First they (try to) have other nations fork out the billions necessary to fund the floundering development of the MDS. Then, once viable, the U.S. places its missiles on dozens of new lands. Global domination made simple... and funded by your local sovereign (for now) chumps.




12/07/04 :: By Stu Finkel
Peter Beinart's Historical Gobbledygook
Categories :: Democrats :: Foreign Policy :: Iraq :: Terrorism

In a cover piece for the New Republic, Peter Beinart incorrectly equates the liberal dilemma today on how to deliver a convincing anti-terrorist message with that after World War II on how to deliver a strong anti-Communist message.




11/27/04 :: By Stu Finkel
Red and Blue and Ukraine
Categories :: Election 2004 :: Foreign Policy

The supposed Red-Blue division in America pales in comparison with the stark regional divisions in Ukraine.




11/22/04 :: By Stu Finkel
Ukraine and a Whole New Level of Irony
Categories :: Elections :: Foreign Policy :: Hypocrisy Yes, it's true. The US is threatening to re-evaluate its relationship with Ukraine because of accusations of vote fraud in Sunday's run-off election. More than 100,000 Ukrainians poured into the streets of Kiev to protest against an election they believe...


11/22/04 :: By Tom Ball
Iran or Iraq?: Take the Pre-Invasion Quiz
Categories :: Foreign Policy :: Iraq

Let's see what we've learned from the first Bush term. Can you differentiate between recent administration statements about Iran and past statements about Iraq?




11/04/04 :: By Tom Ball
Bush Remains: Here's What He'll Do
Categories :: Foreign Policy

I had a dream last night. I dreamt that the November 2 Bush victory never happened. I laughed (still dreaming) when I thought of all the long hours I had put into various posts exposing Bush's heinous foreign policy agenda. "Ha," I thought. "What a ridiculous waste of time. As though someone as verifiably incompetent, evil, and moronic as Bush could ever be elected after what he's done."

Then I woke up.




10/07/04 :: By Tom Ball
86 Steps to Armageddon: The Complete Cataclysmic Record of Bush and North Korea
Categories :: Bush Administration :: Foreign Policy :: Reference

From the moment George W. Bush set foot in the White House, he and his administration of neoconservative hawks provoked, threatened, lied, mocked, and disengaged with North Korea until Pyongyang officials finally warned that the situation on the Korean Peninsula was deteriorating to the 'brink of a nuclear war. This must-read expose lays it all out, showing step-by-step how the Bush administration has brought us to the brink of Armageddon with North Korea.




10/07/04 :: By Tom Ball
86 Steps to Armageddon: The Complete Cataclysmic Record of Bush and North Korea (Part II)
Categories :: Bush Administration :: Foreign Policy :: Reference

From the moment George W. Bush set foot in the White House, he and his administration of neoconservative hawks provoked, threatened, lied, mocked, and disengaged with North Korea until Pyongyang officials finally warned that the situation on the Korean Peninsula was deteriorating to the 'brink of a nuclear war. This must-read expose lays it all out, showing step-by-step how the Bush administration has brought us to the brink of Armageddon with North Korea. (Continued: Steps 51 through 84 in Bush's March to Armeggeddon with through North Korea.)




10/02/04 :: By Delton Murphy
The Battle of the Bonesmen
Categories :: Campaigns :: Election 2004 :: Foreign Policy

It is insulting that this president and his administration assume that the majority of Americans are shortsighted, inattentive and totally incapable of independent thought.




09/09/04 :: By Tom Ball
Follow Bush the Leader: Russia, India, Japan and North Korea Called for Unilateral, Preemptive Strikes
Categories :: Bush Administration :: Foreign Policy

It is no secret that the Administration set a catastrophic precedent when it preemptively attacked Iraq. It is no secret that such a precedent has changed the global perception of acceptable foreign policy tactics. Well, even if the perception hasn't changed, the arsenal of rationalizations available certainly has. As I and others have mentioned in the past, the "First Strike" precedent opens doors for devastation in situations surrounding China-Taiwan, India-Pakistan, Russia-Georgia, Japan-North Korea and others. They say, "Hey! If the US can do it, why not us?"




09/08/04 :: By Mel Valentin
The Fog of War: Lessons for Yesterday and Today
Categories :: Foreign Policy

Winner of the 2003 Academy Award for Best Documentary, The Fog of War (rated PG-13 for images and thematic issues of war and destruction) is a fascinating, thought-provoking, but ultimately frustrating experience, primarily because Errol Morris's quarry, Robert McNamara, best known as the Secretary of Defense from 1961-1967, directly avoids answering questions about his own personal responsibility for the Vietnam War.




08/02/04 :: By Tom Ball
Top 21 Pieces of Evidence that Show Iraq is only the First Step to 'Reshaping the Middle East': A Reference for Seekers of Truth
Categories :: Bush Administration :: Foreign Policy :: Iraq :: Reference

Have you ever wondered what would happen if George W. Bush is sent back to the White House in November? What do you think this administration would do as an encore to the invasion of Iraq? There are several sources that offer some insight into that question. In particular we can shed some light with a short search into 1) the 9/11 Commision’s final report, 2) The self-described neoconservative agenda, and 3) quotes from, and documents authored by various members of the Bush administration.




07/23/04 :: By Tom Ball
Missile Shield for Every Nation
Categories :: Foreign Policy :: Military An historic occasion. Yesterday, the first ground-based missile interceptor was placed in an underground silo at the missile defense complex at Fort Greely, Alaska. Army Major General John W. Holly, director for the Missile Defense Agency's Ground-based Midcourse Defense Joint...


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