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Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Transatlantic Row 

Britain seems to have joined Old Europe. The US is facing a diplomatic dispute with its closest transatlantic ally. The UK has expressed "strong reservations" about US plans to try two of its citizens imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay before military tribunals.

And that's not all. The European Commission has indicated that the death penalty for any of the detainees at the Guantanamo Base would undermine international support for the US-led war on terrorism.

EUobserver: Fresh Transatlantic Row Looms

Liberia no threat to American security 

"The U.S. created Liberia," notes Jesse Walker, "and has a long, unpleasant history of sending both soldiers and aid to its shores; whatever else might be said of that involvement, it hasn't stabilized the country yet."

Reason online: Into Africa - How Iraq begat Liberia

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