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In the battle to take back American foreign policy from those who have hijacked it, knowledge is the biggest weapon in the peace camp's arsenal. And the dissemination of this essential weapon is what is all about.

In the years since our founding in 1995, we have raised awareness of issues that are now at the forefront of public discussion and debate. Back then, no one knew what a "neocon" was – and now, after years of educating the concerned public, we've succeeded in spreading that knowledge far and wide. "Weapons of mass destruction" and Iraq's "links" to al-Qaeda – lies, we said, all lies. Today, that knowledge pervades the political atmosphere, destroying the War Party's credibility like a corrosive fog.

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Updated May 9, 2006 - 11:28 PM EDT
Pentagon: Delay Not a Drawdown
Report: US Holds Back Troops, Mulls Force Cut
Major Powers Fail to Agree on Iran Strategy
US Gives in on Palestinian Aid
Bush Approval Rating Hits Another New Low
Blair: I'll Quit Next Year – Trust Me
Today's Attacks, Bombs Kill 40 Across Iraq
Darfur Refugees Riot, UN Workers Flee
General Who Eavesdropped on Public Is New CIA Chief
CIA Pick Faces Fight Over Wiretapping, Pentagon Ties
Recruiting Abuses Mount as Army Struggles to Meet Goal
Moussaoui Says He Lied About 9/11, Asks to Withdraw Guilty Plea
Korean Farmers Clash With the Empire  by Aaron Glantz
Foreign Policy, Monetary Policy, and Gas Prices  by Rep. Ron Paul
The Neocons Strike the UK Again
by David Clark
Why Are We Baiting Putin?
by Patrick Buchanan
The Final Say  by Eric Margolis
Dolts or Liars  by Gordon Prather

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