A local peace activist was arrested this morning after attempting to disarm a US military plane parked at Shannon Airport Ireland. Her actions again highlight the US military's use of Shannon airport in the buildup to war on Iraq.
In the wake of 9/11 the foreign policy of historical revisionism of the Schröder-Fischer government has faced a strategic collapse which uncovered the roots of the conception. They are pointing to an extensive weakness in American post-1945 foreign policy which now can be corrected. In quest of an effective long-term strategy against global terrorism, Iraq could prove to be the prototype of a new post-war order.
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"However, the surprising mood of scepticism evident in the committee room was an indication that President Bush and Mr Powell still have work to do if they are to gain bipartisan support for their Iraq policy."