Archive: November 05, 2006 - November 11, 2006

In Rumsfeld's Fall, Hope and Reckoning

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's resignation is being welcomed the world over as a sure sign that U.S. policy on Iraq will change. Iranians expressed hope for avoiding confrontation with the United States as a result of Rumsfeld's departure, according to...

By Jefferson Morley | November 10, 2006; 12:21 PM ET | Comments (73)

Chavez Influence Seen in Ortega Victory

The victory of Sandinista candidate Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua is likely boost to the so-called Bolivarian axis in Latin America, according to Central American media. Hugo Chavez's dream of building an anti-U.S. bloc in the Americas had lost some of...

By Jefferson Morley | November 9, 2006; 11:38 AM ET | Comments (25)

In Arab World, Bitterness Over Hussein Verdict

News of Saddam Hussein's death sentence has drawn mixed reaction from throughout the world. But in the so-called "Arab Street," the reaction has been a unified bitterness. Azzaman and Al-Sabah, two of the biggest circulation papers in Baghdad, published news...

By Jefferson Morley | November 8, 2006; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (17)

Saddam's Trial: Farce or Justice?

The death sentence handed down Sunday for Saddam Hussein's role in the execution of 148 Shiite villagers in 1982 provoked strong media reaction the world over. The strongest expressions of approval came from two groups who don't often agree: Iranian...

By Jefferson Morley | November 6, 2006; 11:28 AM ET | Comments (33)


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