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No Congress, No Peace: Jonathan Schwarz
Iraq: The Web of Lies: Patrick Foy
Bill Shields Foreign Aid Boost from Oversight: Clifton
Rudy Giuliani vs. Ron Paul, & Reality: John Nichols
Casualties Rise in Iraq While US Dithers: Sarasohn

 Patrick Cockburn

Un-Embedded Reporter Describes Iraq: Withdrawal must come sooner or later

 Steve Vladeck

Dirty Bomb Plot, Huh?: Padilla case deflates

 Richard Forno

2 Dozen States Fight Back: Against the “Real ID” Act

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Wolfowitz to Quit World Bank
Senate Passes Interim War Funding Bill
  Dems Backing Off Calls to End War
  House Dems Indicate They Are More United on Iran Legislation
Officers Removed Over Deaths of GIs in Iraq
  Iraqi Police Fire Shots to Keep Journalists From Covering Bombing
  Chalabi Speaks: The Man Whose Lies Provided Pretext for War
  Thursday: 3 GIs, 69 Iraqis Killed; 36 Iraqis Wounded, 12 Kidnapped
Militants Admit Plan to Draw US to Saudi Arabia
No Dissent on Spying, Says Justice Dept.
  Padilla Evidence: Disguised Agent, Bizarre 'al-Qaeda Application Form'
US: 'Appropriate Force', Killed Dozens of Afghan Civilians
  UK Commander: Sorry About Bombing Raid, Its Really Taliban's Fault
  Pakistani Army Sends Reinforcements to Afghan Border
100,000 GIs Exposed to Nerve Gas, May Suffer Permanent Brain Damage
The Anticlimactic Trial of Jose Padilla  by Stephen Vladeck
Rudy Giuliani vs. Ron Paul,
and Reality
 by John Nichols
As in Vietnam, Casualties Rise in Iraq While US Dithers  by David Sarasohn
Iraq: The Web of Lies  by Patrick Foy
US Turns Against Musharraf
by Syed Saleem Shahzad
Iran Is Safe ... for Now  by Simon Tisdall

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Roll Vote: Senate Vote on Iraq War Funds
Bill Shields Pentagon Aid Boost from Oversight
Battles on Wiretaps Fought in Secret
Iraqi Shi'ites Want Own Spy Agency
Iraqis Admit Ambush Roles as US Searches for 3 GIs
Latest Chinese Missile to Target US Carriers: Report
Report: North Korea Tests New Missile in Iran
British Army About-Face on Sending Prince Harry to Iraq
Today in Iraq
Street Battles in Iraqi Cities Point to Dire Security Status
Iraq Opposes Proposal for Muslim Peacekeepers
$200,000 Reward Offered for Info on Missing US Troops
Many Tips, Few Answers in Hunt for GIs
Violence Across Iraq as Mortars Hit Green Zone
Iraq Extends Constitution Review Deadline
Iraq Court to Try Qaeda Emir Accused of 900 Bombings
With Hussein Gone, Other Iraqi Trials Lose Impact
Iraqi Tribal Leader Prescribes Death for Insurgents
'Chlorine Bomb' Hits Iraq Village
12 Killed as Shi'ite Militia Fights Iraqi Police
Wednesday: 132 Iraqis Killed, 225 Wounded
Iraqi Oil
Iraq to Pump First New Oil Since Saddam’s Fall
Norwegian Company to Pump Iraqi Oil
Global Iraq Fallout
Dutch Soldiers Abused Iraqi Prisoners: Report
Risk of Turkish Intervention in Northern Iraq
Prince Harry 'Disappointed' Over Reversal on Iraq Tour

Polish Prime Minister Visits Iraq

War Czar
To 'War Czar,' Solution to Iraq Conflict Won't Be Purely Military
Lute to Referee Between State, Pentagon
Is Lute the Right Kind of 'War Czar'?
The War at Home
History Professor Loses His Only Son to a War He Opposed
Lawyers on Haditha Panel Peer Into Fog of War
Unfriendly Views on US-Backed Arabic TV
Clinton Won't Commit on Iraq Deadline
New Bill Would Allow Iran Energy Divestments
Democrats Reach Agreement on $2.9 Trillion Budget Plan
Congressmen: $504 Billion Defense Bill 'a Serious Security Threat'
Afghans Say Gunfire From NATO Soldiers Wounded 5 Civilians
Afghan President Visits Bombed Village
Afghans Demonstrate Against Pakistan
NATO Expects Taliban Offensive
Afghan Refugee Crisis Brewing
US Urges France to Keep Troops in Afghanistan
US Says Ex-Captives 'Rejoined Fight' in Afghanistan
Afghans Kill Taliban Exchanged for Reporter
Forgotten Women Turn Kabul Into Widows' Capital
US Tempers Optimism on India Nuclear Deal
Despite Peace Moves, Kashmir Feels Security Heat
First Trains Cross Korean Cold War Border Since 1951
Transfer of North Korea Money Sought
Security Tightened After Taliban-Linked Blast
Militants, Police Clash in Pakistan
Pakistan Judicial Crisis Adds to Pressure on Media
Two Dead as Pakistani Troops Class With Afghan Refugees
No Grand Return for Pakistan's Bhutto
Pakistani Christians Warned to Convert
Pakistan Suicide Bomber Leaves Warning to US Spies
Al-Qaeda Strikes at Anti-Taliban Spies
NATO Demands Pakistan Investigate Shooting
Envoy Says Musharraf to Get More US Support for Stable Afghanistan
Iran's Spiritual Leader Backs US-Iraq Talks
Khamenei: Iran to Remind US of Duties in Iraq
US Continues to Press for More Sanctions Over Iran Nuclear Program
Obama: Iran a 'Major Threat' to US and Its Allies
World Should Adapt to Iran Atom Advances: ElBaradei
Israel vs. Palestine
Olmert Approves 'Severe and Harsh' Action in Gaza, Calls for Killings of Hamas Commanders
Retired Israeli General Urges Govt Not to Get Involved in Gaza Civil War
Israeli Foreign Ministry to Begin Drumming Up International Support for Gaza Invasion
At Least Four Killed in Israeli Airstrike Against Southern Gaza
Italy Offers to Send Troops to Gaza, Peres Says Israel Will Aid Abbas in Fighting
New Israeli Law Would Require Referrendum Before They End Any More Occupations
Palestine vs. Palestine
Gaza Fighting Raises Fears for Unity Deal
Gaza Fighting Intensifies, Leaving at Least 21 Dead
Unity Fractures as Palestinians Battle in Gaza
Violence Takes Gaza to the Brink
Gaza Heads for Civil War Amid Street Battles
Gazans Trapped in 'Ghost Town'
Imploding PA Dash Hopes of Fiscal Order
Factions Ratchet Up Gaza Violence
A Look at Gaza Strip, Factional Fighting
Gaza Bloodshed Alarms West's Arab Allies
GOP Lawmakers Call for Yet More Sanctions Against Syria
US Tells Syria to Release Jailed Writer, Others
US Urges Lebanon to Choose 'Independent' President
US Envoy Confident UN Will Impose Lebanon Court
Bomb Kills One in Algeria Ahead of Polls
In Algeria, a Status Quo Vote
Ethiopian PM Seeking Somali Pullout
Four AU Troops Killed in Somalia
Two South Korean Ships Seized Off Somalia
Attack on Nigerian Leader's House
Nigerian Oil Production Falls After a Pipeline Hub Is Overrun
UN Denies Helping Zimbabwe Diamond Smuggling
Britain in Transition
Gordon Brown Becomes a Lock for PM
As Blair Goes, Bush Loses Best Foreign Ally
Blair Returns to US to Say Farewell to Bush
'Cyber Attacks' Hit Estonia
2 Russian Churches, Split by War, Reuniting
Romanian President Faces Impeachment
Spain Could Force-Feed Madrid Bombing Accused
China Defends Its Role in Africa
Sri Lanka Will Not Depend on Aid: President
Burma Detains Activists Praying for Opposition Leader's Release
Uzbekistan Rejects EU Criticism
Prison for Azerbaijan Editor, Reporter for Criticizing President
Escaped Colombian Hostage Was With 3 Americans
Wiretap Scandal Grows in Colombia
Venezuela Lets Councils Bloom
Clash of Hope and Fear as Venezuela Seizes Land

Justin Raimondo
The Wacky World
of Norman Podhoretz

Philip Giraldi
George Tenet Lies About
His Lies

Ivan Eland
Mission Accomplished – for Iran

David R. Henderson
Hail Ron Paul and Mike Gravel

Alan Bock
Renewing Old Europe

Doug Bandow
Get Out of Europe; Avoid a New Cold War

Nebojsa Malic
Jihad in New Jersey

Charles Peña
Good Intentions and
Unintended Consequences

Praful Bidwai
Sanctions Aggravate Iranian Rights Situation

Ran HaCohen
The Legend of the
Removed Checkpoints

Sascha Matuszak
From China to Cairo

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