Tag Archives: India

International law is an empty promise

“We must demonstrate that international law is not an empty promise, and that treaties will be enforced.” – Obama discussing new stricter language enforcing nuclear non-proliferation (via the NY Times). That seems more than a little hypocritical when Obama has actively shielded the past administration from international penalties against torture and launching aggressive wars. The […]

Please, don't overreact

In the aftermath of the terror attacks in Mumbai, India I feel a mix of outrage and horror at the violence and sympathy for the victims. I’m sure many of you have felt similarly, and I’m certain that Indians have the experienced the same emotions but magnified. Bin Laden created the same atmosphere in America […]

Terrorism is distracting America

John Kerry was right. In 2004, Kerry said “We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives but they’re a nuisance.” He said he we had to contain it, so “it’s not threatening the fabric of your life.” Bush’s response was predictably insulting, simpleminded and […]