ingenious Bush diplomatic ploy against France, Germany and Belgium
for their not joining his "coalition of the willing"
to attack Iraq (Early Feb. 03).|
how just one bullet could have avoided the U.S. 2003 invasion of Iraq!|
Copyright © 2002-2005 Brad McCormick, Ed.D.
19 March 2006 (2006-03-19 ISO 8601)
||post-Cold War world order:|
|American King George II and
Russian Czar Vladimir
"in the majestic setting of the Catherine Palace outside St. Petersburg" [NYT, 22Nov02] -- prev:
|"...[T]he expansion of NATO... to include seven... former Communist
countries [Lithuania, Romania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia, Slovakia and Bulgaria]
should be welcomed by the Russian people." (George W Bush, quoted in Elisabeth Bumiller
and Patrick E. Tyler, "Putin Questions U.S. Terror Allies", NYT, 23Nov02, p.A1,10)|
|Convince yourself that Russia should welcome America's interventions in former
Communist bloc states
Bush told Mr. Woodward that he did not ask [Secretary of State Powell's] opinion on whether to go to war
[with Iraq] because he thought he knew what that opinion would be: 'no.'"
(Steven R. Weisman, "Airing of Powell's Misgivings Tests Ties in the Cabinet", NYT on the Web, 19Apr04)||