Axis of Evil

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Axis of Evil

Iran, Iraq, and North Korea, labeled as such by U.S. President George W. Bush, who accused them of sponsoring terrorism and of pursuing nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction. The term evoked the Axis Powers, against which the United States and other Allies fought in World War II. The term was criticized for implying coordination between the three nations when none existed.
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Therefore, a series of measures have been taken to protect low-income families and fill the gap through which the Axis of Evil is trying to stroke the fire of incitement in some GCC countries.
The Axis of Evil Comedy Central Special premiered in 2007 as the first show on American TV with an all Middle Eastern/American cast.
The Axis of Evil comedy tour that swept through Lebanon in December drew in crowds by the thousands.
The Axis of Evil deals extensively with Iran's alleged involvement in terrorist activity against Israel through Hizbullah, following the Israel Defence Forces' withdrawal from Lebanon in May 2000 and the instigation of the Al Aksa Intifada (September 2000-2003).
Inspecting rocket damage in Maghar, northern Israel yesterday, Mr Olmert added: "Syria is a committed, aggressive member of the axis of evil.
Now, in an age when the Cold War and the Soviet bloc have been replaced by the War on Terror and the axis of evil, Merton's Peace in the Post-Christian Era (Orbis, 2004) has finally seen the light of day, and though much has changed since 1961, much abides.
If the people did choose me, I would accept, not just to oversee the profound social transformations that Bolivia wants, but also to take part in the struggle of Fidel Castro and of Hugo Chavez, the anti-imperialist struggle that the government of the USA calls the axis of evil.
President Bush should have worried about the Axis of Evil in the order of the threat posed: North Korea, which has nukes; Iran, which almost has nukes; Iraq, which wanted nukes.
Ebadi: I have never agreed with President Bush's argument regarding the axis of evil.
In a March 2002 interview on CNN, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, one of the main architects of the Iraq war, argued that the moral judgment that President Bush made "very clear, crystal clear in his State of the Union message" in which he laid out the Axis of Evil is "exactly the same kind of clarity, I think, that Ronald Reagan introduced in understanding the Soviet Union.
In other words, student multimedia projects must be silent since some misguided adults equate MP3s with Napster, limited bandwidth and the Axis of Evil.
Jiang Zemin has been playing the "bad guy" by "joining hands with the axis of evil," while his vice president and likely successor Hu Jintao played the "good guy" on a Washington visit.