The good news is Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama continues to project withdrawing U.S. combat troops from Iraq by mid-2010. The bad news is, he is proposing to transfer a significant number of those troops to Afghanistan.
In 2002, this newspaper issued a bumper sticker that read, “No War for Oil.” Events show how “on target” we were.
The drama is rising over a proposed U.S.-India nuclear pact. India’s left-wing parties, which hold 60 seats in Parliament, are united in opposition to the deal and have managed to thwart it for months. But they now have been pushed to withdraw support of the government because Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is going ahead with the pact despite the opposition from the left and others.