quarta-feira, julho 09, 2003

"WILL THE WORLD LEARN TO LOVE PRESIDENT BUSH?" Um interessante ensaio publicado na revista "Foreign Policy". Aqui fica um excerto:

"Editorials worldwide denounced the U.S. president for attacking Iraq. In Britain, The Financial Times deemed the attack «hard to justify in terms of international law, or any conception of a new world order.» In Jordan, Al Dustur called it a «cheap attempt» to divert attention from the White House’s failed economic plan. In Italy, La Stampa said the president «finds himself at the center of a domestic and international debate over his personality and his capacity for decision-making, in other words, his leadership.» Harsh words for an American president. Or more specifically, harsh words for Bill Clinton. Those editorials were published following a U.S. airstrike against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in 1993. Ten years later, the international community waxes nostalgic about Clinton, often forgetting that during the early part of his presidency they routinely derided him as inexperienced, indecisive, and obsessed with the U.S. economy at the expense of global affairs."