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On global trade and the middle east

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In case you've missed:August 7, 2006
Baghdad, Beirut, Doha
Trade-talks failure a blow
to US strategy in Mideast

by Leon Hadar
In addition to being the capitals of three Middle Eastern countries, Baghdad (Iraq), Beirut (Lebanon), and Doha (Qatar) have something else in common, and it's President George W. Bush's global policy. While the violence taking place in Baghdad and Beirut is a direct consequence of the collapse of Bush's Middle East policy and much of its geo-strategic approach, the breakdown of the Doha round of trade talks is a reflection of the failure of the Bush administration to project U.S. leadership in the global economic arena. If Washington does not take immediate steps to reevaluate and re-energize its role in global affairs, then not only the United States but the entire international system could be threatened.(read the rest)And:American Proscenium

After Zarqawi: The New Thirty Years’ War
by Leon T. Hadar

When the U.S. government toppled Sad­dam Huss…