While various members of the Bush Administration criscross the country to claim the Iraq war is going well and America must “stay the course” to win the battle, the Pentagon admitted Friday that sectarian violence is spreading in the violence-ravaged country and security problems are “more complex than at any time” since the U.S. invasion in 2003.
The nation’s governors sought help Thursday from Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld in their ongoing fight against proposals in Congress to give President Bush more control — and governors less — over the National Guard during disasters.
By RAY RAYMOND
Why do you think we can’t seem to solve international problems anymore? The short answer is that the nature of our security threats have changed, but our international doctrines and institutions have not. Simply put, the post-World War II international system is broken and our ideas are out of date.
By DAN K. THOMASSON
In 43 years of reporting in this town, I have never seen a more bizarre, silly, overblown and wasteful affair than the investigation of the leak that identified one-time CIA covert operative Valerie Plame. At times the noise level has been so loud that one would think that her identification had severely compromised national security and that those involved in the revelation were guilty of nothing less than treason.