On April 6, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz spelled it out:
There will be no role for the United Nations in setting up an interim
government in Iraq.
Little "nation-building" is under way, and the country is on the edge of
Fouad Ajami is the Pentagon's favorite Arab.
Consider this hypothetical situation.
The quest for El Dorado, the mythic city of gold, is at the heart of the
tumultuous history of the Americas.
After carefully crafted U.S.
This editorial was originally published in the April 21, 2003 issue of The Nation.
By the start of the third week of war, Bush was bogged down in
Mesopotamia and Washington.
Perhaps Americans can be excused for imagining that "regime change" in
Iraq would be a cakewalk.
A Vesuvius of violence has erupted from the dead center of American
life, the executive branch of the government.