Foreign Policy

  Hughes Blasted in Turkey over Iraq WarSeptember 29, 2005 00:00 For the second time in several days, Karen Hughes, Bush's PR babe on-the-spot, has been blasted by Islamic women. This time, in Turkey, Hughes listened as the Turkish women linked war to poverty and abuse of women as an inevitable consequence of Bush's Middle East policy.
  Iran Ready to Disengage from NPTSeptember 28, 2005 00:00 Pressure from the West to divest itself of a nuclear program has forced Iran to consider withdrawing from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
  Lynndie England Convicted of Prisoner AbuseSeptember 28, 2005 00:00 Private Lynndie England was found guilty for mistreating prisoners and lewd acts. England was one of several prison guards who mistreated Iraqi prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. She was sentenced to 3-9 years behind bars.
  Bush Administration Gets Hypocritical on China's A$$September 26, 2005 00:00 The Bush administration is getting ridiculously hypocritical on China, demanding explanations of China's defence spending and foreign relations policy. Give me a break.
  Bush Administration Tied to Illegal Oil DealsSeptember 26, 2005 00:00 Another article on the trial of former banker Jim Geffen who has been hung out to dry by the Bush team. Geffen claims that his illegal oil buying practices in the Middle East were sanctioned by the Bush family.
  Saudis Warn That Iraq Could DisintegrateSeptember 23, 2005 00:00 The Saudi foreign minister warns that divisions between Islamic groups in Iraq are tearing the country apart and could lead to broader Middle East war.
  Iraqi Fighters Mostly Iraqi CitizensSeptember 23, 2005 00:00 A new think tank report claims that the vast majority of Iraqi insurgents are Iraqi natives and not foreign fighters. Overstating the number of foreign insurgents misleads the public into thinking that Iraqi's aren't dissatisfied with US action.
  Basra Council To Discontinue Cooperation with BritishSeptember 22, 2005 00:00 The Iraq city of Basra council will discontinue coordination with British troops over a recent raid of the city's police departemnt. The Iraqi's are expecting an apology while the British claim that the Iraqis illegally detained their personnel.
  Korea Agreement Violates Bush DoctrineSeptember 21, 2005 00:00 The recent tentative agreement with North Korea by five countries, including the US, puts diplomacy and multilateralism ahead of the doctrines of conflict and unilateralism that have been espoused by the Bush administration.
  Over 150 Killed in Iraq Suicide BombsSeptember 14, 2005 00:00 Supposedly in retaliation for recent US military offensives against insurgent cells near the Syrian border, today Iraqi insurgents set at least 12 explosions in Baghdad. The bombings have injured an additional 500 or more.

  Bolton Doing Damage at UNSeptember 13, 2005 00:00 Partly due to damage being done to the diplomatic process by US Ambassador to the UN, John Bolton, numerous US NGO's have sent a letter to the President recommending that the US more consistently engage other world leaders at the upcoming UN World Summit in New York.
  Iraq War Increases EU Risk of TerrorismSeptember 13, 2005 00:00

The Iraq war has increased the threat of terrorism in Europe, says the EU's chief anti-terrorism expert. The war is seen as a terrorist training ground and as an endless source of anti-West imagery and propaganda.

  Japanese MP's Desire to Quit Iraq InvolvementSeptember 13, 2005 00:00 Despite this weeks landslide victory for a coalition that is highly oriented toward the US, an increasing number of Japanese MP's are calling for a withdrawal of Japanese troops from Iraq.

  Karzai Wants Rethink of War on TerrorSeptember 13, 2005 00:00 Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, believes the US and its allies should rethink the war on terror. He believes that the war may not have the best strategy. The fact that Afghanistan is now a breeding ground for terrorists is surely coloring his opinion.

  China Criticizes 'War on Terror'September 11, 2005 00:00 Wise words from the Chinese government: 'It is obvious that the war on terror can be won only by relieving poverty, eliminating the political, economic and social conditions under which terrorism and extremism breed and cooperating closely with the rest of the international community'
  China: Bush Negligent on KatrinaSeptember 08, 2005 00:00 The Chinese communist political party newspaper has accused the Bush administration of being negligent on its preparation for and response to hurricane Katrina. Out of the mouths of Communists...
  Cuban Aid Should be WelcomedSeptember 08, 2005 00:00 Fidel Castro has readied teams of doctors to help the US recovery efforts after Katrina, but his offer has gone unacknowledged by the Bush administration. Florida Republican Senator Mel Martinez suggests that the offer should be accepted.
  US Warns China not to Lock Up Global Energy ResourcesSeptember 07, 2005 00:00 A Bush administration official has warned China, through a press meeting, that the Asian powerhouse will run into trouble if it attempts to lock up world energy supplies by dealing with countries such as Iran. Don't we do the same? WTF are we doing in Iraq????
  Insurgents Capture Town Near Syrian BorderSeptember 05, 2005 00:00 Iraqi insurgents have seized a town near the border with Syria and imposed strict sharia law on its inhabitants. The insurgents kicked out US-loyalists from the city of Qaim in a weekend that saw the deaths of over 30 Iraqi's to insurgent bloodshed.
  Bush Family Linked to Illegal Foreign Oil BuysSeptember 02, 2005 00:00 The trial of a banking executive accused of illegally bribing Asian officials to buy oil contracts after the breakup of the USSR has linked the CIA and the Bush family to the deals. Given that George H. W. Bush was former head of the CIA and owns interests in large oil companies, this should be no surprise.
  Halliburton Sold Iran Nuclear ComponentsSeptember 01, 2005 00:00 At a time when Halliburton is experiencing tripled profits due to its Iraq reconstruction work, the company has also been revealed to have sold Iran components necessary to make a nuclear reactor.
  US Reimposes China Textile QuotasSeptember 01, 2005 00:00 The US government is reimposing some import quotas in response to a flood of Chinese-made textiles on the US market that is blamed for putting 19 plants and 26,000 US workers out of comission since January 1, 2005. It remains to be seen whether these quotas are token or not.