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Latin America, in fact, has been indispensable in the evolution of U.S. diplomacy. The region is often referred to as America's "backyard," but a better metaphor might be Washington's "strategic reserve," the place where ascendant foreign-policy coalitions regroup and redraw the outlines of U.S. power, following moments of global crisis.
But the larger reality should be clear: McCain is a hard-line neoconservative who buys into Bushâ€™s â€œpreemptive warâ€ theories abroad and his concept of an all-powerful â€œunitary executiveâ€ at home.
Which leaves open the question, why did our government choose to respond by invasion and war?
It's perfect. On foreign policy, Johno and Hill are an excellent match. They both want to blow up Iran. They both thought invading Iraq was a peachy-keen idea. And they both want to keep freezing out Cuba--or maybe worse.
But search in vain for a real working class view at these disgusting, lying rags, for all are university grads with useless degrees in â€˜journalismâ€™, well schooled in doing the dirty work of Capital.
As for the substantial significance of Obama's nomination win, there is none. The only thing that really matters is what the human being named Barack Obama will do with power (if he gets it), and not his skin color.
Yet, on 21 May, media reports revealed that Israel and Syria were engaged in mediated peace talks in Turkey. Both sides sounded upbeat, with Syrian officials stating that Israel showed readiness to withdraw from the entire Golan Heights, which it occupied in 1967 and illegally annexed in 1981.
Americans use water even more wastefully than oil. The U.S relies on non-renewable groundwater for 50 percent of its daily use, and 36 states now face serious water shortages, some verging on crisis.
But none perhaps is better known than "Deutschland Ã¼ber alles" -- Germany above all.
I showed up for an interview about my book "War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death." My expectations werenâ€™t very high. After all, I was setting foot in the studios of a large commercial TV channel with wide distribution of its programming in New England and beyond.