John Dower in Boston Review: A Warning from History: Donít expect democracy in Iraq
The Beastie Boys have pre-released an anti-war track from their new album.
France, China, and Syria are opposing war for mostly the wrong reasons. Their governments, that is. It kind of sucks that France, Germany and Russia would probably not be working so hard for peace were it not for their financial interest in keeping Saddam in power. So a Security Council resolution approving the US invasion will basically just mean that the various interests at stake have been sufficiently conceded by the US.