Today's Highlights

Phantoms Over Syria: Philip Giraldi
Endgame for Iraqi Oil?: Jack Miles/Tom Engelhardt
Interventionism and Isolationism: Ron Paul
Sorrow's Home: Nebojsa Malic
Ill-Equipped GIs Opt for 'Search and Avoid': Jamail

 Jacob Hornberger

How the War Should Have Been Won

 Michael Kirk

Dick Cheney is the Law

 Donald Barlett and James Steele

Military Industrial Complex Steals Billions

 Matt Taibbi

McCain’s Last Stand

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Updated October 25, 2007 - 10:17 PM EDT
Wars to Cost $2.4 Trillion Over Decade
  California Struggles With Fire While National Guard Stretched in Iraq
  State Dept Official Resigns in Wake of Blackwater Criticism
  Terror Watch List Swells to More Than 755,000
Turkey: US Objections Won’t Stop Iraqi Move
  Iraqi Kurds Vow to Fight Turkish Troops
  No End in Sight of the Kurdish Fight
  $38M US Computer System Down for a Month in Iraq – No One Noticed
  Thursday: 64 Iraqis Killed, 28 Wounded
Bunker-Buster Request Prompts Iran Attack Fears
  US Imposes New Broad Sanctions Against Iran
  Israeli FM Concedes Iranian Nukes Would Pose Little Threat to Israel
  US Claims Photos Show Syrian Nuclear Reactor
30 Dead in Pakistan Military Blast
The Collapse of Bush's
Foreign Policy
 by Juan Cole
Interventionism? Isolationism? Actually, Both  by Ron Paul
The US Is No Angel of Peace
Iranian TV Interview With Sheldon Richman
War Costs Spiral Out of Control
by Robert Scheer
Presidential Power Patois?  by Bruce Fein
Endgame for Iraqi Oil?
by Jack Miles and Tom Engelhardt

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Fox News Blames al-Qaeda for California Wildfires
Hawkish Handlers Guide Giuliani on Foreign Policy
The Right Confronts Rice Over North Korea Policy
US Offers Cash to Victims in Blackwater Incident
Sadr Says Militia's Military Freeze Remains in Force
US Panel Supports China Net Laws
Ill-Equipped Soldiers Opt for 'Search and Avoid'
Bush Rules Out Any Détente with Cuba
Kurdish Fighters Defy the World From Mountain Fortress as Bombing Begins
Blackwater (Still) in Iraq
Iraqi Government Seeks to Overturn US Decree Exempting Security Firms From Prosecution
Under Siege, Blackwater Takes on Air of Bunker
Iraq Presses US to Expel Blackwater
Blackwater: Fallujah Deaths Unavoidable
Blackwater Call for Cameras Denied
Rice Orders Training, Oversight for Guards

Blackwater Supports State Dept Recommendations

Iraq Occupation
Sharp Drop Seen in US Deaths in Iraq
Mental Problems and Stress Disorders Increase
Attacks Continue
Shi'ite Commuters Are Bombed Twice in a Suburb of Baghdad
Street Fighting Reported in Southern Iraqi Cities
Bombs Strike Workers Southeast of Baghdad
Wednesday: 2 GIs, 46 Iraqis, 34 Kurdish Rebels Killed, 61 Iraqis Wounded
Global Iraq Fallout

Bin Laden Disappointed by Iraq Insurgents

US Envoy: Iran, Syria Need to Be Part of Iraq Solution
Kuwaiti Firm Blamed for Baghdad Embassy Flaws Gains New Jobs

Spain Arrests Six People Suspected of Recruiting Iraq Insurgents

Iraqi Refugees Turn to Prostitution
The War at Home
Bush Is the Biggest Spender Since LBJ
House Passes Hawaiian Governance Bill
Poll: Americans Losing Confidence in US Foreign Policy
Rice Testifimony Before the House Judiciary Committee on Mideast Policy
Hillary Clinton Threatens Not to Vote for Further Funding of the Iraq War
Levin: Time-Limited Funding Best Hope to Change US War Policy
Pyongyang Bobby: Is This Kim Jong-Il's Man in New Jersey?
Military Training Units Seen as Career Detours
Women Push for Memorial for Military Families
'War on Terror'
Anti-Terror Submarine Ohio Underway in Pacific
Fewer Think US Adequately Thwarting Terror
Mistrial Is Latest Terror Prosecution Misstep for US
US Arar Ban Stays Even as Rice Admits Errors
Mariane Pearl Drops Lawsuit Against al-Qaeda in NY
Deportation Target Has High-Profile Defenders
US Feared 'Anti-Climactic' Hicks Hearing
Menezes Log Reveals Police Confusion
US: No Veto for Russia on Missile Shield
Russia to Appoint Firebrand Politician as NATO Rep
Russia Working to Limit Election Observers
Russia Hits Back Over Spy Death
NATO Vows to Keep Kosovo Force at Full Strength
Russia Warns of Kosovo 'Precedent' for Separatists
Talks Between Georgia and Rebel Region Break Down
UK Constitutional Reforms Will Enshrine Right of MPs to Vote on Going to War
Injured British Commonwealth Soldiers Face Deportation
Darfur Peace Talks 'Doomed' After Rebel Leaders Pull Out
US Says Concerned About Sudan Peace Deal, Darfur
DR Congo
Atrocities in East Congo Attributed to All Parties
UN: Clashes Between Army and Militias Increase in Congo
Congo General to Surrender Men
Saudi Arabia Invites Somali Leaders for Mediation
Roadside Bomb Kills Five in Somalia
Ugandan Soldier Wounded in Mogadishu Grenade Explosion
Turkey Kills 34 Kurdish Fighters in Northern Iraq
Maliki Can't Stop PKK Attacks, Officials Say
Turkish Planes Bomb Iraq Village, No Major Incursion
Turks Ponder Problems of Iraq Incursion
PKK Yet to Attack Pipelines as Threatened
US Says It Can Offer 'Actionable Intelligence' Against PKK in Iraq
Turkish Kurds Stuck in the Middle
Talabani Insists Kurds Won’t Extradite PKK Leaders
Turkey May Take Unspecified Economic Action Against PKK in Iraq
No War, No Peace for Kurdish Villagers
Gates: Hold Off on Attacking Kurds
New Steps by US Against Iranians
Ahmadinejad Denies Rumors of FM's Resignation
Iran to Buy From China 24 Fighter Jets Based on Israeli Technology
Iran: Constructive Nuke Ideas Introduced
Multiple Iran Negotiators May Complicate Talks: EU
Israel Set to Sever Power to Gaza
US to Transfer $410 Million to PA for 'Battle Against Hamas'
Israeli Artillery Shelling Kills Two Children in North Gaza
Israel Pressuring Ill Palestinians to Be Informers, Activists Say

Two Palestinians Killed in IDF Strike on Gaza Rocket Squad

Hamas: Collaborators Arrested
Gaza Children Divided Between Hamas, Fatah in Their Games
Shin Bet Prevented Medical Care to Palestinian Cancer Patient
Hamas Rejects Amnesty Report on Gaza Fighting
Pentagon Speeds Delivery of Stealth Fighters to Israel
Israel Eyes Bolstered Military
Israeli Minister Seeks Role for Hamas
Arsonists Attack Jerusalem Church, Jewish Extremists Suspected
Report: Syria Expected Israeli Invasion During Eid Celebrations
UN Report Suggests Syrian Role in Arming of Hezbollah, Other Groups
Middle East
In Lebanon, Even Soccer Is Tainted by Sectarian Strife
Egypt Confiscates TNT Bound for Gaza Strip
UK Lord: Afghanistan Is Lost
Beleaguered NATO Set to Charter Helicopters
Afghan Province Chief Survives Bombing
NATO Should Focus on Training Afghan Forces: Karzai
Afghan Policewomen Face Uphill Battle
France and Germany Offer Trainers for Afghan Army
NATO Chief Wants to Float Afghanistan Troop Rotation Idea
Pakistan Sends 2,500 Troops to Militant Hotbed
Detective Taken Off Bhutto Case
Bhutto Attack May Remain Unsolved
Two Soldiers Killed in Blast in North Waziristan
Attack on Military Convoy Wounds Five Personnel in Pakistan
Top Junta Member Becomes New Myanmar PM
Myanmar: Citizens Wait, Worry in Junta's Climate of Fear
China, Russia: No to Myanmar Sanctions
Chaos Could Come if Myanmar Junta Falls
Sri Lanka PM Admits Officials Underreported Destruction in Monday Attack
US Envoy: Japan Must Stay in Anti-Terrorism Fight
North Korean Nuclear Shutdown Said to Be Close
Kazakhstan Shuts Down Opposition Web Sites
Uzbek Human Rights Defender Arrested
Uzbek Journalist Shot Dead in Kyrgyzstan

Justin Raimondo
How Did We Get Here?

Nebojsa Malic
Sorrow's Home

Philip Giraldi
Tortured by Uncle Sam

David R. Henderson
Economists and the
Nobel Peace Prize

Alan Bock
Secrecy and the War Without End

Doug Bandow
The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

Ivan Eland
US Has Double Standard at Home and Abroad

Charles Peña
Not -So-New Homeland Security Strategy

Ran HaCohen
The Israeli Right Has a Peace Plan

Praful Bidwai
Nuke Deal May Trigger Midterm Polls in India

Sascha Matuszak
Chaos in the Great Game

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