The death of Chilean strongman Augusto Pinochet should not blunt the
work of healing the damage he has done and shining light on the truth.
Although the United States itches to do away with Hugo Chávez, his socialist
policies are alleviating poverty and earning the people's trust. To
Bush's chagrin, the Venezuelan leader is here to stay.
Bush insisted that Saddam Hussein's trial be held in Iraq so that an international tribunal would never expose America's history of support for the tyrant.
Even the most naive American voter
cannot be expected to see the morally, legally and politically questionable death sentence given to Saddam Hussein a milestone in the Bush Administration's illegal war in
Iraq. As the milestones pile up, so do the bodies.
The United States may well have its way and exclude Venezuela from the UN Security Council, in retribution for Hugo Chávez's diabolical roast of George W. Bush. But doesn't the world have larger issues to worry about?
Tony Blair's sorry record on Iraq, Afghanistan and Lebanon--and the rise of a new, viable leader of the Conservative Party--could spell doom for Gordon Brown and the Labour Party.
Few Americans, especially those in government, know much about Cuba. And
nowhere is that more evident than in the coverage of Fidel Castro's
illness and the transition of power.
As Iraq burns and Castro recovers, the Bush Administration's schemes to
further "Cuba's transition to democracy" ring more hollow than ever.
Evo Morales and his Movement Toward Socialism party face two formidable
foes: a far left discontented with neoliberalism and a combative rancher-based right wing.
If democracy represents the will of the people, then there is either
something wrong with democracy in the United States and Britain or something wrong with the people on both sides of the Atlantic.