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Thread #62901   Message #1463502
Posted By: Amos
17-Apr-05 - 10:19 AM
Thread Name: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
PRE-RELEASE OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS ARTICLE CITED BY FRIEDMAN IN FRIDAY'S NYT

In today's New York Times, Thomas Friedman's column highlights "Down to the Wire" by Thomas Bleha in the May/June issue of Foreign Affairs:

"Thomas Bleha, a former U.S. Foreign Service officer in Japan, has a fascinating piece in the May-June issue of Foreign Affairs that begins like this: 'In the first three years of the Bush administration, the United States dropped from 4th to 13th place in global rankings of broadband Internet usage. Today, most U.S. homes can access only 'basic' broadband, among the slowest, most expensive and least reliable in the developed world, and the United States has fallen even further behind in mobile-phone-based Internet access. The lag is arguably the result of the Bush administration's failure to make a priority of developing these networks. In fact, the United States is the only industrialized state without an explicit national policy for promoting broadband.'"

· Full text of Bleha's article,
"Down to the Wire"
http://www.uptilt.com/c.html?rtr=on&s=c7q,c8cd,oln,6va3,66qe,h6kd,b3gi
· Full text of Friedman's column, "Bush Disarms Unilaterally" http://www.uptilt.com/c.html?rtr=on&s=c7q,c8cd,oln,8s84,v5a,h6kd,b3gi