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Iraq: The Worst is Yet to Come

April 11, 2007 // 24 heures - Switzerland - French

Yellowed images and memories that are finally fading. Anniversaries usually serve to bring to the surface a past that has little by little been slipping away. The date of April 9, which is when American troops entered Baghdad, doesn't fulfill that purpose. The images are still current. They are filled with blood and [Read more]

The 'Stain' on America is a Stain on Us All

February 6, 2007 // 24Heures - Switzerland - French

The arbitrary detention of prisoners in Guantanamo is a disgraceful stain the reputation of the United States. But the really tiresome thing about disgraceful stains is that they are like easily transmissible diseases. We have seen two recent examples. The first is the matter of Confederation government ministries [Read more]

'Stain' on America is a Stain on Us All

February 6, 2007 // 24 heures - Switzerland - French

The arbitrary detention of prisoners in Guantanamo is a disgraceful stain the reputation of the United States. But the really tiresome thing about disgraceful stains is that they are like easily transmissible diseases. We have seen two recent examples. The first is the matter of Confederation government ministries [Read more]

The Candidate and Her Companion, American style

January 22, 2007 // 24Heures - Switzerland - French

A candidate for the presidency with a cumbersome spouse … is it Deja vu? The comparison stops there. Hillary Rodham Clinton is no Segolene Royal [female Frencg presidential candidate]. The senator from New York doesn't need a Arnaud Montebourg to know that the way in which she manages Bill's legacy will be a [Read more]

The Candidate and Her Companion, American style

January 22, 2007 // 24 Heures - Switzerland - French

A candidate for the presidency with a cumbersome spouse … is it Deja vu? The comparison stops there. Hillary Rodham Clinton is no Segolene Royal [female Frencg presidential candidate]. The senator from New York doesn't need a Arnaud Montebourg to know that the way in which she manages Bill's legacy will be a [Read more]

America's Newfound Humility and Why We Might Regret it

November 7, 2006 // 24 heures - Switzerland - French

Americans are voting today to renew their national legislature. The timing is therefore appropriate to evoke a strange phenomenon: the recent rhetorical toning-down of George W. Bush. Sentences like "Mission accomplished," "bring'em to me dead or alive," "we are winning," "America won't cut and run," and "we'll stay [Read more]

America's Newfound Humility and Why We Might Regret it

November 7, 2006 // 24Heures - Switzerland - French

Americans are voting today to renew their national legislature. The timing is therefore appropriate to evoke a strange phenomenon: the recent rhetorical toning-down of George W. Bush. Sentences like "Mission accomplished," "bring'em to me dead or alive," "we are winning," "America won't cut and run," and "we'll stay [Read more]

Imperialism: Europe and America 'Inherit the Storm'

August 24, 2006 // 24 heures - Switzerland - French

In truly every way, Europe has set seeds to the wind. And in these distressing days of open or incipient war and terrorism, Europe dreads to inherit the storm ... with the catastrophic reinforcement of the American hawks." Astonished, then attentive, Europe observes the literary tide coming from India. Heralded by the [Read more]

No More Blank Checks for Bush

July 4, 2006 // 24Heures - Switzerland - French

GUANTANAMO: American Supreme Court verdict - The president went beyond his executive powers by instituting special tribunals. Does the War against Terrorism justify anything? Even the horrors and the torture? After the shock of September 11th, 2001, the people of the United States followed their president as though [Read more]
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