Given the number of prematurely world-weary young men and women who
followed the lure of easy money, cheap alcohol and even cheaper sex to
the geopolitical discount bins of the former Soviet Un
In the new film version of The Quiet American, a photographer
races into a plaza in downtown Saigon, rather puzzling jaded British
reporter Thomas Fowler (Michael Caine).
Headlines tell us that United Nations arms inspectors have failed to find a "smoking gun" in their ongoing, unimpeded search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
Axis of Incoherence
The burgeoning Far East crisis has exposed the bankruptcy of US Korea
During the 2000 campaign, candidate George W. Bush proclaimed that
America must be "humble in how we treat nations that are figuring out
how to chart their own course." But that was then.
It's time to come up with a new notion of civil rights and peaceful
US policies are fanning anti-Americanism in both the South and the
Korea has the bomb, but not to worry.
It's not a crisis. No, we needn't hurry
To get inspections back. Why try to spot
The weapons they already say they've got?
Darn, but those weapons of mass destruction keep turning up in the wrong places.
They say history repeats itself. But usually not quite so quickly.