Just as in the war on terrorism, the struggle for peace in the Middle East must include a concomitant effort to change the hearts and minds of people involved.
That is a lesson the government of Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon might heed as it continues to occupy the West Bank and Gaza at a cost that threatens to destroy the Israeli economy, impoverishing both occupiers and occupied.
Two recent polls show signs of a sharp decline in popular support for the Bush administration's policies in Iraq.
he appointment of a former top executive of a major U.S. pharmaceutical company and major Republican contributor as President George W. Bush's global AIDS co-ordinator has stunned and outraged AIDS experts and activists.
The Bush administration seems headed toward committing the same mistakes of its Vietnam-era predecessors--plus a number of its own.
UFPJ Talking Points #8: Mosts Iraqis are relieved at the fall of Saddam but the current chaos and lack of authority are worse.
Though force may be the only language that Afghanistan's spoiler groups understand, they can only survive as long as they have a fountain of discontent to draw support from. Remove this support base, and these groups will succumb to pressure and fade away
With Baghdad having fallen and the territorial consolidation of Iraq near at hand, discussion of the postwar period has intensified dramatically.
UFPJ Talking Points #7: It threatens our Constitution, isolates our country, threatens Americans, and will be devastating for Iraq and Iraqis.
UFPJ Talking Points #6: The US has abandoned diplomacy in favor of choosing an elective war.