Foreign Policy

  Bush: No New Ideas on IraqNovember 30, 2005 00:00 President Bush spewed rhetoric, but no new ideas as he discussed the strong desire of Americans to force a pullout from Iraq.
  U.S. Goes On Offensive Over Detainee CriticismNovember 30, 2005 00:00 The Bush team is engaging the enemy in Europe by accusing European governments of softening in the War on Terror. Sure...
  Venezuela's Chavez Has Us In A TizzyNovember 30, 2005 00:00 Bush's determination to irritate Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez seems poorly thought out. Especially when the country supplies 10% of US petroleum.
  Us Acknowledges Europe Concern On 'Secret Prisons'November 29, 2005 00:00 Secretary of State Rice has acknowledged that the US may have caused concern for allies if it used a secret European prison system.
  US Worried about Venezuelan Arms BuysNovember 28, 2005 00:00 The Bush administration is upset that Spain approved the sale of $2 billion in naval ships and other military equipment to Venezuela.
  Bush Flip-Flops on Illegal ImmigrationNovember 28, 2005 00:00 President Bush, attempting to stem the tide of falling poll numbers, spoke out against illegal immigration today. He claims his 'guest-worker' program is not amnesty and is consistent with national security... but is it?
  Bush & Cheney Supporting the Wrong SideNovember 23, 2005 00:00 Many people are beginning to realize that the US is not facing Al Quaeda insurgency in Iraq, but actually a legitimate civil war. Unfortunately, it's beginning to look like Bush is backing the wrong side... the sectarian religious demagogues, not the secular educated upper class who was once in power.
  Bush Silent on Chavez Cheap OilNovember 22, 2005 00:00 The Bush administration has remained silent as President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela is about to us CITGO, the American subsidiary of the Venezuelan oil company, to distribute cheap heating oil to struggling areas of the US.
  Iraqi Leaders Call for Pullout of Foreign TroopsNovember 22, 2005 00:00 At a meeting in Cairo, various factions of Iraqi leadership have uniformly embraced the concept that the US should establish a timetable for the pullout of troops from Iraq.
  US Secret Prisons Could Be Big Trouble For EU CountriesNovember 22, 2005 00:00 Investigations into secret US prisons abroad could lead to big trouble for participating countries, including being kicked out of a variety of humanitarian groups around the world.
  Bush Wraps up Silly Trip to ChinaNovember 21, 2005 00:00 While I understand that it is very important to work with the rising star that is China, Bush's visit seems intentionally counterbalanced with liberty rhetoric and visits to antagonize China (such as to Mongolia) that it's doubtful that he was doing anything except checking on his father's investments.
  Murtha: Bring Troops HomeNovember 18, 2005 00:00 US Rep. John Murtha (D-PN), once a strong supporter of the war in Iraq, has introduced a resolution suggesting that US troops could be withdrawn from Iraq within 6 months. Murtha believes that the US military is now the primary target of the Iraqi insurgency and that the war in unwinnable while we are there.
  US Using Stolen Laptop to Accuse IranNovember 13, 2005 00:00 US agents are using a stolen Iranian laptop that appears to have documents showing an Iranian nuclear weapons program to convince other nations to help press Iran to abandon a nuclear program. After the Iraq WMD debacle, the US needs stronger evidence to win across other nations' opinon to their side.
  McCain Wants More Troops in IraqNovember 10, 2005 00:00 Senator John McCain is pushing for more troops in Iraq and a different strategy for engagement. McCain does not believe that we should pull out, but also does not think the administration is doing the best job.
  Republicans Can't Keep Their Mouths ShutNovember 09, 2005 00:00 Senator Trent Lott stated that it is likely that a Republican congress person or senator is likely to blame for the leak of information about the CIA secret prisons in Europe. It's also likely that the leak involved classified information, which fact has touched off an investigation.
  Cheney Pro-Torture EffortsNovember 07, 2005 00:00 VP Dick Cheney has forgotten that our way of life is more important than simply maintaining our security. He has suggested that we should be free to apply torture selectively when others would apply it to us and is vigorously campaigning to allow the CIA to employ torture techniques.
  Bush Protested in ArgentinaNovember 04, 2005 00:00 President Bush's appearance at a regional summit to promote an American free trade zone was protested by thousands of people in Argentina.
  Prince Charles with BushNovember 03, 2005 00:00 Britain's Prince Charles is on an American vacation and is telling George Bush and the American people that the whole world looks to the US to lead action on important issues, such as climate change.
  CIA Holding Al Qaeda Prisoners at Secret FacilitiesNovember 02, 2005 00:00 Since September 11th, the CIA has established a network of secret prisons around the world where they are holding terrorism suspects. One such prison is in a former Soviet military compound in Eastern Europe. How appropriate.