Stories Middle East & North Africa from April, 2008
Greg Mankiw and Paul Krugman – two economists, who often disagree – agree that Hillary Clinton and John McCain are full of it. Clinton and McCain have proposed that to...
Hillary Clinton's threats to obliterate Iran should it attack Israel did not go well with Iranian bloggers. Hamid Tehrani reviews the Iranian blogosphere for reactions in Farsi and English.
Hillary Clinton beat Barack Obama in the hotly contested Pennsylvania primary Tuesday 55 to 45 per cent, further prolonging an already tense and extensive campaign to head the Democratic ticket for President in November, writes John Liebhardt, who brings us the reactions of world bloggers.
Issues such as the war on terror, Iraq and Afghanistan have dominated Australian posts but there is also lively interest in the US presidential election. Most of the key bloggers about international and US politics could be categorized as progressive, left or liberal. Most support an independent Australian foreign policy, oppose what they see as US hegemony and have been stridently anti-Bush. They have been strongly against the Iraq war, though less vocal about Afghanistan.
As Pope Benedict XVI makes his first papal visit to the United States this week, the media and blogosphere are in a frenzy - primarily due to the sexual abuse scandal that shook the foundation of the American Catholic church six years ago. The Pope addressed the issue in Washington D.C. on Thursday, speaking with victims of sexual abuses, which pleased some bloggers but for others was too little too late.
The US presidential election is seen by many in France as a chance to reassess the Franco-American relationship and find a common ground, writes Lova Rakotomalala, who looks at a new Facebook group, by French socialists, supporting Senator Barack Obama.
Iraqi bloggers gave US presidential hopeful Senator John McCain a lukewarm reception, during his recent visit to Iraq. One describes the visit as illegal, the other says Baathists would welcome seeing a Republican president continuing in the Oval Office and the third is adamant that Americans will elect McCain - no matter what the world thinks.
JM surprised and undercover visit to Iraq meeting with his occupying mercenaries is illegal and against the sovereignty of the country. However this man behaves just like his master GWB...