Way too much is being made of Hugo Chávez calling Bush the “devil” in his recent United Nations speech. Unfortunately, it’s being used to divert attention from the very substantive and profoundly courageous things that the president of Venezuela said during his trip to New York.
Claims about a secret nuclear weapons program. A campaign to involve the UN. Rejecting negotiations. Spreading false “information.” Sound like the months before the Iraq war? For Iraq, read Iran
UNITED NATIONS — Convening under the theme of “Unfinished business: effective partnerships for human security and sustainable development,” the 59th annual UN Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations met here Sept. 6-8.
WASHINGTON — As President George W. Bush fended off new charges that the war in Iraq has recruited more terrorists and spread terrorism, scores of religious leaders were arrested on Capitol Hill during sit-ins demanding that lawmakers join in a “Declaration of Peace” to end the war
FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Accompanied by his wife and peace movement supporters, Army Specialist Agustín Aguayo surrendered voluntarily to military police at Fort Irwin Army Base in California’s Mojave Desert, Sept. 26, declaring himself ready for court-martial and jail time but not more duty in Iraq.