The 2008 U.S. election was all about change. But that's not what we're
going to get on foreign policy, says the longtime speechwriter for
Condoleezza Rice. Instead of a radical departure from Bush, we're
likely to end up with a lot more of the same. And that may be just what
They told us to overlook the abuses because Guantánamo housed “the worst of the worst.” But new statistics prove that the vast majority of prisoners detained there never posed any real risk to America at all.
The U.S. financial crisis cannot be contained. Indeed, it has already
begun to infect other countries, and it will travel further before it's
done. From sluggish trade to credit crunches, from housing busts to
volatile stock markets, this is how the contagion will spread.
It's easy to blame the violence in Iraq and the pitfalls of the war on
terror on a small cabal of neocons, a bumbling president, and an
overstretched military. But real fault lies with the American people as
well. Americans now ask more of their government but sacrifice less
than ever before. It's an unrealistic, even deadly, way to fight a
global war. And, unfortunately, that's just how the American people