President Obama swung for ringing tones in his statement on Libya, condemning idleness in the face of merciless tyrants who brutally assault innocents.
Al Jazeera’s constant, compelling and often raw as-it-happens coverage of the uprisings earned it the scorn of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and other besieged rulers in the region who’ve felt the network’s hot lights, but it’s rapidly earning high praise in the US.
Recent diplomatic cables disclosed by whistle-blowing outfit WikiLeaks underscore Washington's high stakes media war in Latin America.
The main change is that Latin America is splitting in two. Indeed, this might be the last trip that a US president ever makes to Latin America. Later visits will be either to South America, or to Mexico and the Caribbean Basin.
What will it take for our world to recognise the dangers that nuclear scientists and even Albert Einstein were warning about at the "dawn" of the nuclear age?
Not a resounding note of loyalty from president Karzai's army as it prepares to take control of this country.