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The Israel Lobby and the War Party: Justin Raimondo
Bush's Surreal Iran Policy: Charles Peņa
On the Torturable and the Untorturable: Greg Grandin
Is Tom Lantos' Seat in Jeopardy?: John Taylor
No Liberty Without Habeas Corpus: Paul C. Roberts

 Robert Dreyfuss

US Still Backs Iran in Iraq

 Gareth Porter

Iran Lies Shift and Back Again

 Dilip Hiro

US Has Abused Iraq for a Long Time

 Robert Stinnett

Treason at Pearl Harbor

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Updated December 12, 2007 - 11:22 PM EST
Iraq Rejects Permanent US Bases

Soldiers in 2nd Platoon Stage a 'Mutiny' That Pulls the Unit Apart

  Triple Car Bombs in Iraq's South Kill 41
  US Military Command in Iraq Shifts
  Wednesday: 71 Iraqis Killed, 152 Wounded
Report on Iran May Kill Off Future Sanctions
  Gates Hurls Hackneyed Accusations at Iran

China: Oil Deal With Iran None of America's Business

Court Strikes Down Parts of Anti-Terrorism Law

  Evidence From Waterboarding Could Be Used in Military Trials

Lebanon Blast Kills Army General

Brown: 'It's Time to Talk to the Taliban'

Civil War Fears in Algeria as Attacks Kill Dozens

  Algeria Interior Minister Blames al-Qaeda for Bomb Attacks

5 Killed, 70 Detained in Israeli Gaza Offensive


Jerusalem Peace Talks Won't Focus on Content


Fuel Cuts to Gaza Increase Misery, Blame

Only One Thing Unites Iraq: Hatred of the US  by Patrick Cockburn
On the Torturable and the Untorturable  by Greg Grandin and Tom Engelhardt
Will Iraq's Great Awakening Lead to a Nightmare?  by Douglas Macgregor
Captain Blackadder's Lament
by William Norman Grigg
No Liberty Without Habeas Corpus
by Paul Craig Roberts
Is Tom Lantos' Seat in Jeopardy?
by John Taylor

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Mukasey: Don't Rush Me on Waterboarding Question

Hayden Tells Panel He Can't Answer Every Question About Tapes

US-EU Security Talks Target Iraqi Fighters, Afghan Drugs

Minister Reveals Doubts on Blair's Iraq Weapons Dossier

Book Says Bush Privately Sought Rice's Approval Before Iraq War

New Scrutiny on US Spy Structure

Publishers Jailed for Printing Uncomfortable Truths

Rescuers Search for Survivors as Scores Killed in Bombing of UN Office in Algiers
Today in Iraq

Iraq Sunnis Asked to Provide Security for Rebuilding Shi'ite Shrine

Nighttime Baghdad Reflects City's Mixed Fortunes After Security Gains

Shi'ite Factions Proclaim Truce in Iraq's Basra

Iraqi Policewomen Are Told to Surrender Their Weapons

Iraq's Yazidis Look to Kurdish Region

Christmas Canceled in Basra Protest

Rare Look Inside Baghdad Museum

Bomb Targets Iraq Politicians' Compounds

Tuesday: 1 US Soldier, 21 Iraqis Killed; 51 Iraqis Wounded
Iraq and Its Neighbors

Iraqi FM, Syrian President Meet to Discuss Issues

Assad Pledges Syrian Support for Iraq Reconciliation

Jordan, Iraq to Discuss Refugee Issues

Iraqi, Kurdish PMs Discuss Oil, 2008 Budget

Occupying Iraq

Iraq Command Changes Come at Delicate Time

Soldier Says Army Sergeant Shot Unarmed Iraqi

Britain Rejected Over Half of Iraqi Interpreters Looking to Resettle

The War at Home

DoJ Questioned About '05 Iraq Rape Case

Bush to Name Journalist as New US Image-Maker

US Military

Wounded Soldier Still Stuck in Army

Pentagon Destroys 'Any Wounded Soldier' Mail Over Terror Fears

Future Combat Systems: Point, Click, Shoot

Half of Osprey Fleet Requires Engine Fixes

New Document Reveals Military Gadget's Powers

'War on Terror'

CIA Chief Grilled Amid Torture Claims

Agent: Waterboarding OK'ed at the Top

CIA Waterboarding 'Broke Suspect After 35 Seconds'

FISA Court: Public Has No Right to View Warrantless Wiretap Documents


Car Bomb Attack, Clash Leave 15 Dead in Afghanistan

Gates Blasts NATO Allies Over Afghan Shortfalls

Dutch Pound Taliban Positions

Military Chief: Attacks Up in Afghanistan

NATO Confirms Control of Taliban Stronghold

Afghan Govt Made Mistake Calling Captured Taliban 'Leaders'

UK to Pay to Halt Opium Crop in Afghanistan


Pakistan Tests Nuclear-Capable Cruise Missile

Pakistan Hails Cruise Missile Test

Pakistan Dismisses Nuclear Theft Threat

Musharraf to Amend Constitution Before Lifting Emergency

South Asia

Indian PM Brushes Aside Threat of Early Elections

Sri Lanka Fighting Kills 32 Rebels

Target: Cuba

Huckabee's Sudden Support of Cuba Embargo Sure to Please Hard-Liners

Candidates Target Castros for Indictment


Bush Demands Iran Explain Why It 'Has' Nuclear Weapons Program

Major Powers Fail to Agree on Iran Sanctions

Ahmadinejad: Intelligence Estimate a 'Step Forward'

Former Iranian President Publicly Assails Ahmadinejad

White House Is Confident of Broad Support on Iran

Islamo-Communist Cult Member Says Iran Restarted Weapons Program


Israeli Tanks Push Deep Into Gaza

Palestinian Officials Warn Israel's Gaza Action May Harm Talks

Key Players in Mideast Talks May Remain Unseen

Israel, Palestinians to Start Post-Annapolis Talks

Israeli Arab MP Accuses Govt of Blatant Infringement of Human Rights

Rights Group: Israel Committed War Crime by Placing Military Near Arab Communities During War

Egypt Says Finds Explosives Seen Bound for Gaza

Blair to Spend Night in Bethlehem to Try to Boost Tourism


Political Tug-of-War Leaves Lebanon Vote in Limbo

Talk of Possible Prisoner Swap Deal Between Israel and Hezbollah

Middle East

HRW: Egypt Probably Made Up Islamist Group

Jordan's King in Turkey for Mideast, Iraq Talks

Gadhafi Signs $14.7 Billion Deals for Arms, Nuclear Reactor


UN Seeks $406 Million for Somalia Crisis in 2008

13 Killed in Somalia Violence


Darfur Rebels Claim Attack on Chinese Oil Facility

Mugabe Derides European Critics

Niger Rebels Accused of Launching Iraq-Inspired 'Urban Terror' Campaign

Congo Army Suffers Setback in Offensive Against Rebels


Koreas Restore Rail Link

North Korea Still Lambastes US in Media

Southeast Asia

Philippine Coup Suspects Apologize

Four Jailed for Indonesia Terror Attacks

Malaysia's Crackdown on Dissent Widens

US Boosts Sanctions Against Myanmar


Successor Would Name Putin PM

Russia Treaty Freeze a Warning to NATO

In Papers, Russia's 2008 Campaign Is Already Over

Ukraine MPs Block Tymoshenko Bid


Kosovo's Thaci Starts Coalition Talks

Bosnian Serbs Get New President

Prosecutor Says Serbia Blocked Arrests in Killings


Venezuela's Chávez Again Demands Spain Apology

Guyana to Protest Reported Venezuelan Incursion

Peru's Fujimori Gets 6 Years Prison for Burglary


Justin Raimondo
The Israel Lobby
and the War Party

Charles Peņa
Bush's Surreal Iran Policy

Doug Bandow
Creating Crisis: Another War in the Balkans?

Philip Giraldi
The Anti-Iran Annapolis Conference

David R. Henderson
The Religion Called Americanism

Alan Bock
In For the Long Haul

Nebojsa Malic
On the Brink

Ivan Eland
Bush's Role in Bringing
Pakistan to the Abyss

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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