Conn Hallinan is a columnist for Foreign Policy In Focus.
Aftermath: Cleaning Up the Mess
When the Bush administration totals up the cost of the Iraq War it had best be prepared to tack on billions more to clean up the toxic residue of how this country wages war, specifically its widespread use of cluster weapons and Depleted Uranium (DU).
State of the Union
There were no surprises in President Bush’s address to Congress, except maybe the firm statement that within a month our country will be at war.
A Good Business
If one adds up all the costs of war beyond the $355.5 billion military budget, the U.S. spends in excess of $465 billion each year for defense, or $1.2 billion a day.
Favored Post-Saddam Leaders Belie Bush’s Democracy Rhetoric
With congressional support safely tucked away, it is now just a matter of time before the Bush administration invades Iraq.
The Troubles Are Back
The only parties celebrating this recent move are the madmen on both sides who would plunge Northern Ireland back into civil war.
The “Buy American” Aid Package
Entitled the Millennium Challenge Account, the administration says it will be doled out to countries like Senegal, Ghana, Bolivia, and Honduras if they institute “the rule of law,” as well as “sound fiscal policies.”
Silence Is Betrayal
Much of the responsibility for this rests on the shoulders of the Clinton administration, which knew what was happening to Iraq’s children.
Arming India Isn’t Route to Peace
As tensions between India and Pakistan began building late last year, high-level delegations from the United States and Britain flew in and out of New Delhi and Karachi
There are people of good will on both sides, people not blinded by the illusion that violence solves everything.
America’s Nuclear End Game
As long as the U.S., China, Britain, France, Russia, and Israel have nuclear weapons, we will all live on the edge of the abyss.
Supporting Indonesia’s Military Bad Idea Second Time Around
Bush administration officials argue that the Indonesian army has reformed since the bad old days of two years ago and needs our help in its struggle against terrorism. They are wrong.
A U.S. Cabal Pulling America to War
U.S. foreign policy has been hijacked by a group of unelected unilateralists who seem determined to drag America into an endless morass of brushfire wars to achieve the goal of unrestrained power.
U.S. Shadow Over Venezuela
Venezuela is not just another banana-oil republic; and the United States has, once again, deeply damaged itself in Latin America.