Whether in the name of containing Communism or fighting terrorism, the well-being of the Pakistani people has been of little concern to Washington for decades.
For all the vibrancy of Taiwanese politics and the high performance of Taiwan’s economy, the island is something of an embarrassment to the international community. Taiwan looks like a state. It acts like a state. But only two dozen other countries recognize Taiwan as a state.
When the Bush administration tried earlier to push through a comprehensive immigration reform bill, anti-immigrant groups unleashed a grassroots protest over the proposed amnesty measures and helped to defeat the bill.
For many Americans, -- 3,834 U.S. soldiers dead, 27,753 wounded -- quantify the tragedy of Iraq. It's all about us: our invasion, our occupation, our losses.