The world focuses on Bush
US President Bush intends to form his camp with hawkish
elements and declares to push forward ¡°Bush doctrine¡± characterized by
preemptive strike, unilateralism and truculent offensives.
The world criticizes Bush who insists on his
A former Chinese vice premier and foreign
minister carried an article on the Chinese English newspaper ¡°China Daily¡± on November1.
The ¡°Bush doctrine¡± showed itself after the
September 11 accident. The United States made ¡°axis of evil¡± and ¡°strategy of
preemptive strike¡± on the basis of the doctrine. The principle of the ¡°Bush
doctrine,¡± in essence, is strength. The doctrine advocates that the US has to conquer the world with an
overpowering strength, in particular, military strength. Bush invaded Afghanistan and occupied Iraq under the doctrine. The repercussions of
the world on the Iraq invasion of US, in actuality, are
negative. Bush has only increased tribal and religious strife.
Now more than 150,000 US and its coalition forces are in a quagmire
of Iraq and the US death toll in Iraq has reached 1,500.
Owing to the Iraqi war, the popularity of
US in the international community falls compared with that during the Vietnam War.
History and experience of the ¡°myth of
empire¡± show that the strategy of preemptive strike will bring ruin to the Bush
administration by instability of the ¡°American empire¡± and incapable expansion they
The difficulty and disaster the US face cause by arbitrariness and arrogance
of Bush not by threat from other side.
The 21st century is not the century for the
The ¡°Voice of America¡± commented that experts
said the second term of the Bush administration would not go smoothly because insecurity
of Iraq and healing of disunited US and many other
obstacles are waiting.
The Chinese paper ¡°People¡¯s Daily¡± raised some problems, saying Bush is faced with difficulty.
First of all, the US is seriously disunited by the Iraqi war
and recent presidential election after the Vietnam War. Bush hardly has an opportunity to unite the
American people as one. Moreover, he lost sense of morality. The US troops are in dire pitfall of Iraq. A greater disunion would be produced in
the US if a civil war breaks out in Iraq and Bush would travel the same path as President Johnson had met due to the Vietnam War. Whether to
ease the tension in Iraq or not would be another worrisome trial for
the second term of Bush. The situation in Iraq is not optimistic. Surprise attacks,
suicidal explosions and abduction of hostages have taken place different parts
of the country. The number of hostages is over 160 and 33 people had been
beheaded among them after the end of major battles in May last year.
It is another challenge for Bush to solve
disputes between the US and Europe. It would take a considerable time to
remove the Europeans of hatred against the US.
Another difficult task for Bush is to push
forward the peace process of the Middle East. If the Palestine-Israel issue is not
fairly solved, neither global anti-terrorism nor situation in Iraq can be settled amicably.
Peacefully solving the nuclear issues on
the Korean Peninsula and Iran through negotiation is a knotty problem verifying
foreign policy of the Bush administration.
The Japanese daily ¡°Mainichishinbun¡± made cynical comment that self-complacent attitude
of the US displayed operations from Afghanistan to the Iraqi war expanded gap in the UN
and world as well as within the US the US must take responsibility for it in the
Bush along with ¡°Bush doctrine¡± is not bright. The downfall of Bush is further accelerated
as long as he refuses to give up an empty dream of the world supremacy.