Will Syria Be Next?

The short answer is No. The long answer is that although on the surface there seem to be several similarities between Syria and Iraq, treating Syria as if it were just another stage in our war on terrorism, will be disastrous to our strategic interests in the Middle East and have a dangero

April 13, 2003 Read more

The Haunting Aftermath Of Victory

That the war with Iraq will end in a U.S. and British military victory, although with far greater difficulties than expected, is not in doubt. But that such a victory leads to the transformation of Iraq, and eventually the entire Middle East, into a sea of freedom and democracy, as Preside

March 30, 2003 Read more

Road Map To Nowhere

After more than two years of strategic neglect that brought the Israelis and Palestinians to the brink of disaster, President Bush, under intense pressure from his staunch ally, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and many Arab heads-of-state decided to advance his ideas about a road map

March 16, 2003 Read more

Patriotism And War

As the war against Iraq unfolds, Americans of all religious denominations, political affiliations, and races have rightfully rallied around the flag to express their unflinching support of our men and women in uniform fighting for a cause they believe in. The solidarity of support for our

March 16, 2003 Read more

What A Mess!

I pray that the rosy picture of post-Saddam Iraq that President Bush painted in his February 26th speech to the American Enterprise Institute will come to pass, and none of the horrors war can precipitate will actually happen. I am afraid, though, that the president has engaged in too muc

March 2, 2003 Read more

Behind Bin Laden’s Message

We may very well be caught unprepared to deal with another terrorist attack because of our fixation on Iraq. Try as they may to link Al Qaeda to Iraq's President Saddam Hussein, administration officials have failed to make their case. Nothing in bin Laden's recent message establish

February 16, 2003 Read more

The Big Charade

s it possible that in their eagerness to wage war on Iraq and oust President Saddam Hussein the U.S. and British governments are willing to resort to anything, however disingenuous, to make a case against the Iraqi leader? As unsettling as it may be, the answer is yes. Thus, two days ago, the Br

February 9, 2003 Read more

Is War With Iraq Imminent?

Is war with Iraq imminent? The short answer is, yes; the long answer is that there is a small likelihood that war can be averted if one of the following scenarios materialize in a fairly short order:
In the first scenario, Saddam Hussein leaves Iraq for exile under conditions accept

February 2, 2003 Read more

Two Years Of Foreign Policy Debacles

In his forthcoming State of the Union address to the joint session of the Congress, President Bush will undoubtedly boast about his administration's achievements during the past two years. But, try as he may to put the best possible spin on a number of major foreign policy issues

January 11, 2003 Read more
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