Today's Highlights

The 'Real' McCain: Justin Raimondo
Chinese Puzzles: Alan Bock
Bush's 'Lucid Dreams' Become Nightmares: L. Hadar
Rumsfeld's Deal With Saddam: Norman Solomon
Fundamentalists Terrorize Iraqis: Dahr Jamail

To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a desert, they call it peace.
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Updated December 9, 2005 - 10:52 PM EST

Congress Torn Over Iraq Endgame

Lieberman Set to Replace Rumsfeld?

Al-Qaeda-Iraq 'Link' Is Tied to Torture Claim

Pentagon Sticks With 2-War Plan

GOP Accepts Deal to Extend PATRIOT Act

US Terror Watchlist 80,000 Names Long

US Considers Pulling 30,000 Troops From Iraq

Fundamentalist Death Squads Terrorize Iraqis

Majority Says Government Misled Americans on Iraq

Rumsfeld's Handshake Deal With
by Norman Solomon
Bush's 'Lucid Dreams' Becoming
by Leon Hadar

Sorry, Prime Minister, Your Legacy
Will Be a Disastrous Foreign War
by Max Hastings

John Murtha's Johnstown
by Katrina vanden Heuvel
Taken for a Ride in the 'War on
by Syed Saleem Shahzad
Iraq's Last Small Hope
by Robert Dreyfuss

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In 'Victory,' Both Power and Peril

Eyewitness: I Never Heard the Word 'Bomb'

Fitzgerald Visits Law Firm Representing Time Reporter

General Confirms Secret Pre-9/11 al-Qaeda Investigation

Saudi Official: War in Iraq Sparked Terror

US May Yet Deport Acquitted Ex-Professor

US Military Probing Video of British Contractors

US, China Eye Possible Cooperation on Iraq, Iran Issues

Iraq's Must-See TV
The War Goes On

Explosion on Iraq Bus Kills 30, Wounds 40

Top US Official: Terrorists Won't Quit After Dec. 15 Iraq Voting

US Marine Killed in Baghdad Bomb Attack

Iraq Insurgents Claim to Kill US Hostage

Hopes Rise for UK Iraq Hostage

Security Incidents in Iraq, Dec. 9

Security Incidents in Iraq, Dec. 8

Occupation Continues

EU Leaders and Public Differ on Pullout in Iraq

Romania Calls for Bigger Role in Iraq Decision-Making

Japanese Forces to Stay in Iraq

Australia Signals It Will Extend Iraq Mission

Saddam Trial

Tension Within Iraqi Tribunal Taints Justice Hopes

Saddam Lawyer 'Threatened' After Adjournment

Gunmen Free Saddam Judge Plot Suspect

Iraqi Politics

Britain Trying to Stall Theft Investigation That Could Hurt Allawi's Election Chances

Sunnis Eager to Vie for Votes

Sadr's 'Militant' Campaign Posters

Iraq's Four Major Voting Blocs

Iraq Today

US Seeks to Hand Reconstruction Over to Iraqis

Heavy-Handed Police Part of the High Cost of 'Progress' in Iraq

Iraq Violence Raises Doubts About Progress

Iraq Set to Pump Less Oil Than Last Year

Baghdad Power Supply Falls Short of Prewar Levels

Egypt Votes

Egyptian Opposition Group Gets 19 Percent of Vote

Egypt Islamists Make Record Gains

'Electoral Intifada' Rages in Nile Delta

Islamists Build on Gains in Violent Egypt Election

US Sees Problems, Progress in Egypt Elections

Egypt’s Islamists Seek to Lift Ban After Poll Gains

Will Politics Tame Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood?

Egypt Slips Down Democracy Ladder

Egyptians Rue Election Day Gone Awry

Egyptian Government Steps Up Attacks on Voters


Britain Complains Iran Undermining Nuclear Diplomacy

Iranian President: Move Israel to Europe

Iran Faces Yet Another Barrage of Criticism After Israel Comments


Syria, Lebanon Vow 'New Page' in Relations

Syria Kills Eight Militants in Battle

'Syria Willing to Talk With Israel’

Middle East

Turkish PM: Iraq Is Going Badly

Saudi Ambassador Condemns Failure to Capture bin Laden

Muslim Summit Hears Calls for Ban on Preachers of Violence


NATO Agrees to Expand Afghan Role

US Troop Reduction Likely in Afghanistan With NATO Expansion

In Kabul, Few Have Money and Most Have No Power

The 'Enemy Central' Province in Afghanistan

South Asia

Bicycle Bomber Kills Six in Bangladesh

Twelve Killed by Blast in Pakistan Tribal Market

Nepal Parties Dismiss Reshuffle

Complexity of Nuclear Deal With US Throws India in a Bind

War on Terror

30,000 Fliers Seek Terror Watch-List Removal

FBI: Internet-Based Attacks Unlikely

White House Backs Air Marshals' Shooting of Passenger

US General Says bin Laden Is Alive

US Military

Soldier on Trial for Murdering Fellow Serviceman

US Military Devotes Center to Bomb Training

Rumsfeld Says 'I Have No Plans to Retire'

Missile Defense: Leapfrog Race Against Death

Halliburton Offers Big Money for Warzone Truck Drivers

War at Home

Iraq Casualties Sign Will Stay Up Near Duluth Recruiting Office

Murtha's Tough Stand Boosts His Profile

The PATRIOT Act Can't Make Up for a Weak Case

Time Reporter Interviewed in CIA Case

White House Denies Rove Aide Has Left

ACLU: FBI Improperly Spied on Peaceful Rallies


Torture: Disco Inferno

'They Would Beat Us Hard Before Interrogations'

Rice: Abuse May Still Occur Despite Torture Rules

Rice Offers Few Assurances on Torture

Europeans Search for Conciliation With US

Condoleezza Rice's Mission Impossible

Pentagon Memo on Torture-Motivated Transfer Cited

German FM Under Fire Over CIA Detention

US Envoy Reportedly Told Germany of Abductee

NATO Ministers Smooth Over 'Secret Jail' Spat

US Admits Blocking Red Cross Access to Detainees

Guantanamo Wife on Hunger Strike in Bosnia


Israeli Missile Strike Kills Two

Israel Halts Talks With Palestinians

Palestinians Sue Former Shin Bet Chief in US for Deaths in Missile Attack

Israeli Soldier Stabbed to Death Near Jerusalem

Two-Thirds of Palestinians Living in Poverty

Mofaz: Likud Likely to Become Marginal Party

Israel's Likud Finds Itself in a Free Fall

Abbas Invites Pope to Holy Land

United Kingdom

UK High Court: Evidence Obtained by Torture Inadmissible

London Bombing Suspects to Be Tried Next Year


Spain Holding Croatian War Crimes Suspect

Top Croat War Crimes Suspect Found After Four Years on the Run


Zimbabwe Crisis Reaches 'Meltdown'

Peace Slowly Taking Hold as Congo Prepares for Referendum

UN: Congo Peace Process Going Well


American Antiwar Activists March in Cuba

Cuba-US Relations the Focus of Summit

UN Admits Its Troops Shot Police in Haiti

In Other News
Australia Arrests Five Peace Activists
Chinese Police Kill Villagers During Two-Day Land Protest

WWII Internment of Alaska Aleuts Recounted


Justin Raimondo
The 'Real' McCain

Alan Bock
Chinese Puzzles

Charles Peña
A Tale of Two Cities

Ran HaCohen
Democracy and Colonialism

Ivan Eland
TSA Treats for Holiday Travelers

Nebojsa Malic
Brave New Numbers

David R. Henderson
Adam Smith's Economic Case Against Imperialism

Sascha Matuszak
Who's the Boss?

Praful Bidwai
Indian Nuclear Deal With US Turns Faustian Bargain

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

Matthew Barganier
Et Tu, Pat?

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