'New Populists' Vs. The West

Posted on Sunday, February 12 at 12:54 by N Say
• Mr. Ahmadinejad consolidates his domestic political power and wins support among several countries caught in America's cross hairs by pointing out that Washington accepts the nuclear status of Pakistan - which it needs on its side in the war on terror - while opposing Iran's program, which Iran insists is for power-generation only. • Mr. Chávez, espousing a philosophy of "democratic socialism" in any international forum that will listen, accuses the United States of trying to overthrow his own democratically elected government. He fires up sympathetic crowds by branding "US imperialism [as] our real enemy." Yet for all their heated rhetoric, the two leaders have a vision for the world, one that seeks to end the "sole superpower" reality. Beyond simply opposing America's robust exercise of power - a sentiment increasingly found in the developing world, especially - their aim is to join political forces to provide a significant counterweight in the international arena. http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20060210/ts_csm/apopulists [Why can't that be Canada's aim as well? Why are other countries doing this? -- NSay] [Proofreader's note: this article was edited for spelling and typos on February 14, 2006]

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