Today's Highlights

Danny Ayalon, Spy? Justin Raimondo
Just a Chance: Alan Bock
Mr. Bush Goes to Tikrit: Jeremy Scahill
Gitmo Process as a Public Danger: Brian Foley
Imperial Hacks: Right and Left: Werther

Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
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Updated October 14, 2005 - 11:29 PM EDT
No Polling Places in Many Sunni Cities

Sunni Strategy Shifts to Voter Turnout

Sunni Group Urges Iraqis to Nix Charter

Officials Blame Sabotage for Iraqi Power Blackout

Bush Teleconference With Soldiers Was Staged

22 US Troops Killed in Iraq in the Last Week

Bush Told Blair He Wanted to 'Go Beyond Iraq'

US Gives Up on Upgrading Missile Defense

Thatcher Reveals Doubts Over Basis for Iraq War

Insurgents Attack Office of Sunni Party Supporting Charter
Rove Spends Hours at CIA Leak Grand Jury
Mr. Bush Goes to Tikrit (Sort of)
by Jeremy Scahill
What Iraqis Really Think About the Occupation  by Tom Hayden
CIA Leak Scandal: Rove Defied Bush's Command?  by David Corn
Bush's Suicidal Statecraft
by Zbigniew Brzezinski
Gitmo Process as a Public Danger  by Brian Foley
The Beautiful Life Without Arafat
by Gideon Levy

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Bush Approval Dips Below 40 Percent

Investigative Journalist on How Scooter Libby Misled Prosecutors in Plame Case

Pentagon Advisers: World May Have to Live With Nuclear Iran

Feds to Probe E-Mails in NY Terror Alert

Iraq's Allawi Warns Against Islamist Rulers

CIA Spies Get a New Home Base

Syrian's Suicide Leads to Turmoil
Al-Qaeda in Iraq: Letter to Zarqawi a Fake
Iraq Constitution
Sunnis Split Over Final Draft of Constitution

US Keen to Display Political Progress in Iraq Vote

Iraqi Detainees Kick Off Vote on Constitution

Four-Day Shutdown for Iraq Referendum

Iraq Introduces Night Curfew Ahead of Referendum

Security Stepped Up for Iraq Referendum

Sunnis Divided Over Constitution as Referendum Vote Approaches

A Look at Procedures for Iraq Referendum

Top Cleric Boosts Chances of Yes Vote in Iraq Referendum

Lack of Information, Poll Access May Hinder Voting for Rural Iraqis

Kirkuk's Volatile Mix to Test Iraq's Referendum

Iraqis Ready to Vote, US Troops Tell Bush

In Iraqi Swing City, Hope vs. Defiance

The War Goes On

Elusive Enemy in Battle of Nerves With British Forces

Aggressive Tactics Used in the Hunt for Insurgents Often Alienate Innocent Iraqis

More US Troops Die in Iraq Bombings Even as Armoring Improves

Journey From Nepal to Iraq Reveals Exploitation Underpinning War

Security Incidents in Iraq, Oct. 14

Security Incidents in Iraq, Oct. 13

Saddam Trial

UK Lawyer Joins Saddam's Defense

Saddam Expects to Win Trial

Saddam's Trial May Be Televised

Likely Charges Against Saddam Outlined


Iran Sitting Pretty as 'Main Winner' in War on Iraq

EU, China, Russia Urge Iran to End Nuclear Stalemate

Iran Is Willing to Resume Nuclear Talks


UN Hariri Probe May Falter After Syrian Minister's Death

Assad Sweats as US Hawks Turn Up the Heat

A Killing's Aftershocks Shake Syria's Elite

Assad Vows to Punish Hariri Killers if Syrian

Assad: No One in My Administration Was Linked to Hariri Death

Middle East

Al-Jazeera Reporter on the Media and His Interviews With al-Qaeda Leaders

American Says Saudis Tortured Him for Bush Murder Confession

Riyadh Sees Iraq Constitution Tilting Power to Iran

Yemen Holding 2 for Failed Attack on US Envoy

Qatar-Based al-Jazeera Staff Banned From Saudi Arabia

Cairo Presses NATO Chief on Post-Cold War Role

South Asia

Kashmir 'Woman Suicide Attacker'

Nepal King: Elections in 2007

Pakistan Denies Indian Troops Crossed Border

South Asian Quake: NATO Not to Send Troops From Afghanistan


Former NATO Chiefs Urge Europe to Spend More on New Weapons

Britain Urges EU to Invest in Military Reform

French Ex-Envoy Faces Oil-for-Food Probe

Bosnia's Sparse New Police Force Tries to Plug Border

Tourists Leave Corsica, Strikers Free Up Ports

Youths, Police Clash After Corsica Rally

Norway's Coalition to Pull Troops From Iraq

Ukraine Holds Drill to Boost NATO Chances

Schroeder Backs Turkey EU Entry

Slaughter in Russia

At Least 85 Killed in Attacks in Russia, 'Basayev Killed'

Streets Littered With Dead After Chechen Rebels Strike Russian City

Angry Putin Powerless to Halt Spread of Violence

Chechen Rebel Attack Fuels Growing Unrest

Chechen Rebels Claim Credit for Attacks

Caucasus Threatened by Chechen Uprising

A Look at Russia's Caucasus Republics

Nobel for Antiwar Playwright
Antiwar Playwright Awarded Nobel

Pinter: We Have Brought Torture and Misery in the Name of Freedom

Britain's Theater World, Antiwar Campaigners Hail Pinter's Nobel Prize

Pinter: Silence in Plays, Rage in Politics

'Political Element' to Pinter Prize

US Military

Army Misses Fiscal 2005 Recruiting Goals

Army Hopes More Cash Will Attract More Recruits

85-Year-Old Seattle Woman Recruited by Marines

US Seeks New Technology Against Improvised Explosives

Historic Unit Reactivated for Iraq War

US Army Reservist Arraigned in Afghanistan Prisoner Abuse Case

For Injured US Troops, 'Financial Friendly Fire'

US War at Home

US Representatives Demand Answers From Bush on Iraqi Women's Rights

Bush Shill McClellan Says Helen Thomas Opposes 'War on Terror'

Faithful Seek Christian Response to Iraq War

'A Very Young Man Has Died'

Sheehan Takes Protest to Schwarzenegger

Protest and Pushback on Campus

The Campus Antiwar Movement Heats Up

Scandals Take Toll on Bush's 2nd Term

War on Terror

Blair Defies Critics, Pushes for Major New Terror Powers

Britain Bans 15 More 'Terrorist' Organizations

Britain Unveils New Anti-Terrorism Legislation

European Anti-Terror Laws Limit Free Speech


Official Report: More Palestinians Killed This Year in Internal Clashes Than by Israel

Gaza Sees Spike in Fighting

Bush Accuses Syria of 'Agitating Killers' in Palestinian Territories


Gunmen Kill Businessman in Haiti's Capital

US Expected to Oppose Argentina's Plans to Sell Reactor to Venezuela

Missionaries Facing Expulsion From Venezuela Deny CIA Ties

Colombia on Alert for Rebel Election Offensive

Ibero-American Foreign Ministers Urge End to US Embargo on Cuba

Canada Drops UN Resolution Urging Nuclear Disarmament


Inter-Korea Trade to Reach $1 Billion

US Troops to Join War Games in Philippines

Thai Militants 'Trained in Libya'

Rice Gently Hectors Kazakhs About Democracy


Zimbabwe DM: Detained US Ambassador Lucky He Wasn't Shot

Self-Styled Somali PM Calls for Neighbors to Send Warships


Justin Raimondo
Danny Ayalon, Spy?

Alan Bock
Just a Chance

Charles Peņa
A New York State of Mind

Nebojsa Malic
Empire's Endgame

Ivan Eland
Cheney's Counterproductive Policy Toward Terrorists

Praful Bidwai
India Ditches Iran and Nonalignment

Ran HaCohen
Stop Your Sobbing

Sascha Matuszak
Free the Diplomats

Joseph Stromberg
An Anti-Imperialist's Reading List: Part Two

Matthew Barganier
Et Tu, Pat?

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