Politics has trumped democracy as Iraq just postponed a key vote on the status of U.S. forces in their country.
The agreement now being negotiated would continue the U.S. occupation for years, but is likely to fail.
The Bush administration will forever be remembered as “the administration that tortured.”
Ironically, the question of whether U.S. bases being built in Iraq should be, or clearly already are, permanent, is more of a U.S. domestic controversy than an issue between the United States and Iraq.
“Free trade,” a key issue in the battle for the soul of the Democratic Party, is behind some of the most contentious political debates of our times.