February 17, 2002 |
President Bush set off Saturday for a three-nation tour of Asia that will finally get him back to the region--and issues--he initially intended to make a cornerstone of his administration's foreign policy. According to U.S. officials, the six-day trip is designed to signal that the war on terrorism has not diverted the United States' attention from either its broader agenda or the rest of the world.
December 1, 2003 |
Like other key American allies, Spain was forced into national mourning Sunday, grieving for losses in Iraq and questioning whether this country is paying too high a price for its participation in what one leading newspaper called a death trap. The government quickly said the killing Saturday of seven Spanish intelligence agents by Iraqi insurgents would not discourage Spain from fulfilling its role in the reconstruction of Iraq. Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar promised to stay the course.