Thursday, January 16, 2003

Emperor, Shedding Clothes?

From The Economist:

America’s policy towards Iraq seems confused and towards North Korea seems erratic. Is the Bush administration’s diplomacy doomed?

Mr Bush’s post-September 11th foreign policy, apparently so robust, will continue to be assailed by doubts, fears and details. Perhaps most important of all for Mr Bush, doubts about war with Iraq seem to be growing at home. The president’s popularity has fallen below 60%, high by normal standards but the lowest since September 11th. One poll found only a quarter of Americans support a war without allies in Iraq. And the anti-war movement, though still much smaller than in Europe, seems to be growing. Is the policy coming unstuck? [full article]

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