Nation-building is a bloody affair. Just ask the Angles or the Visigoths.
The United States, when it looks at Islam, suffers from a peculiar disorder of the eyes that perhaps only the great neurologist Oliver Sacks can properly diagnose. Where there is a great multiplicity of sects, beliefs, and approaches in Islam, the U.S. government has a stubborn double vision.
UFPJ Talking Points #44: Passage of the resolution would not lead to a ceasefire, or even a significant reduction in violence.
UFPJ Talking Points #41: The talks are a direct result of the Bush administration’s failure to win even a modicum of international support for its military and economic threats.
The U.S. gets an opportunity in February to end the genocide.
UPFJ Talking Points #36: Permanent deployment is already creating a wide range of problems, including military over-stretch, casualties, regional antagonism, and growing global isolation.
UFPJ Talking Points #35: Regardless of election results, sectarian divides continue to grow.
UFPJ Talking Points #33: The referendum is a consolidation of US influence and control.
Bush declares war on the world,
UFPJ Talking Points #30: The Bush Administration orchestrated the Sharm al-Sheikh talks as part of their regional strategy centered by the Iraq War.
UFPJ Talking Points #29: Bush will use these elections to claim legitimacy for his occupation of Iraq.
UFPJ Talking Points #28: The second Bush term will almost certainly reflect the same narrow standards for defining “freedom” as the first.
UFPJ Talking Points #27: Not every election is a legitimate instrument of democracy.
UFPJ Talking Points #26: The need to reclaim the United Nations as part of our global mobilization against the ravages of empire.
UFPJ Talking Points # 25: Fallujah and beyond.