Today's Highlights

Why the NIE Is Wrong: Gordon Prather
It's Common Sense, Not Pacifism: Charley Reese
Bye Tora Bora; Hello Subprime Mortgages: Hadar
No Accountability: Blindauer/Montalvan/Ruehl
Nothing Can Justify the Invasion of Iraq: Hornberger

 Scott Horton

No Law: Torture, Spying, Impunity

 Gareth Porter

New Iran Intel Almost a Year Old

 Ivan Eland

Kosovo Compromise?

 Karen Kwiatkowski

Tragedy and Hope

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Updated December 23, 2007 - 11:16 PM EST
Ruthless, Shadowy – and a US Ally
  Iraqi Villagers Battle to Hold Off al-Qaeda
  Iraqi Volunteers Angry Over Bomb Blast
  Eyewitnesses: US Fire Kills Civilian, Injures Another in Fallujah
  Sunday: 26 Iraqis Killed, 21 Wounded
Turkey Bombs Iraq Kurds; Sides Differ on Deaths
  US Was Warned Before Latest Turkish Airstrike in Iraq
US Credits Iran in Iraq's Decline in Violence
  Iranian Ex-President Attacks Hardliners
1950 Plan: Arrest 12,000, Suspend Due Process
  J. Edgar Hoover’s Letter to Truman’s Special Consultant
No US Troop 'Surge' for Afghanistan
Belgium Releases 14 Terror Suspects
Justifying the Iraq War: Why the NIE Is Wrong  by Gordon Prather
Bye, Bye Tora Bora; Hello Subprime Mortgages  by Leon Hadar
Nothing Can Morally Justify the Invasion of Iraq  by Jacob G. Hornberger
The Vote for Endless War
by David Bromwich
It's Common Sense, Not Pacifism
by Charley Reese
Guantánamo: No Closure Yet
by Kate Allen

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FBI Building World's Biggest ID Database
Baghdad Residents Enjoy Lull in Violence
Iraq: Sunni Militias Won't Become Separate Army
In a Force for Iraqi Calm, Seeds of Conflict
2005 War Memorial Is Already Full
Japanese Minister OK's Fighting Godzilla
Oops! US Missile to Replace Trident Is Too Big for Britain's Nuclear Submarines
Can Iraqi Sites That Have Survived for Centuries Survive the US Military?
Today in Iraq
Inside Iraq's Only Women's Prison
Joint Force Raids Islamic Party Headquarters in Baghdad
Former Assistant to Saddam VP Arrested in Iraq
Iraq Qaeda Group Confirms Top Figure Killed: Web
Iraq Defense Minister Says Terrorism Went Down by 50% in Diala, 30% in Ninewa
Arms Cache Found Southwest of Kirkuk
Iraq Occupation
Poles' President OKs Plan for Iraq Troop Exit
US Troops Leave Base in Fallujah
Contractors: A Price Tag for Mistakes
Gunfire Heralds Green Zone Festivities
Al-Qaeda Operative Accused of Killing Nine US Soldiers Nabbed in Iraq
Attacks Continue
Awakening Council (Sahwa) Commander Killed by Gunman in Baghdad
Suicide Bomber Kills Four, Injures Six in Baghdad
US Soldier Killed, 11 Injured in Two Bombings in Iraq
Saturday: 1 US soldier, 14 Iraqis Killed; 22 Iraqis Wounded
The War at Home
Fred Thompson: 'Iraq War Going Well'
Richardson: Clinton Has 'Flip-Flopped' on Iraq
WW2 Memorial Won't Go to Arlington
Iraqi Students in America – Not So Many!
Translator From Iraq Builds New Life in Kansas City
Body Armor CEO Seeks Release From Jail
'War on Terror'
CIA Says It Cooperated With 9/11 Panel
US: Suspect Is Kin to 9/11 Hijacker
The NSA Controls Popular Firewalls and 'Secure' Email Services

FBI to Collect Biometric Information on Visitors to US

Serbia Enlists Some Unlikely Faces in Its Quest to Keep Kosovo
Policeman Killed in Chechen Capital
Secretive Oil Firm Denies Putin Has Any Stake in Its Ownership
Report: Arms Deal Swayed Blair on BAE
Georgia Tycoon and Presidential Candidate Tells of Plot to Kill Him in London
Nigeria Rebel Group Declares Christmas Ceasefire
Former Nigerian Governor Accused of Murdering Rival
Algerian Army Surrounds Armed Group

Lawyer: French TV Crew May Face Niger Death Penalty

Ivory Coast Former Foes Launch Disarmament Process
Aid to Somalia Travels Through Dangers
Sapphire Mines Spawn Wild West Scene in African Town; Osama's Brother-In-Law Among the Dead
United Nations
Despite US Opposition, United Nations Budget Is Approved
Americans Keep Dying
Blast in Iraq Kills Soldier From Houston (TX)
Troup (TX) Soldier Killed in Iraq Was Only Child
Missouri Soldier Killed in Iraq Starred on Baseball Diamond
Paratrooper From Louisiana Killed in Afghanistan
Supporters to Line Funeral Procession for Fallen Montana Soldier
Maine Soldier Killed in Iraq Was Proud of Military Service
Decorated Columbus (GA) Soldier Dies in Afghanistan
TV: Iran Increases Petrol Ration
Lawyer: Iran Students Still in Jail
No Progress on American Missing in Iran: Wife
Report: Hamas Weighing Unconditional Truce With Israel
Islamic Jihad: 'Cease-Fire Not an Option'
UN: PA Donors' Conference Is Step Towards Palestinian State
Ayalon: IDF Lacks Intel' to Launch Shalit Rescue Mission
In Fatah Anniversary Map All of Israel Is Palestine
No Room at the Inn: Christmas Bonanza in Bethlehem
O Little (divided) Town of Bethlehem
Palestinians to Press for Settlements Freeze in Mideast Talks
Islamic Jihad Denies Member Gave Interview
Notes From Underground: the Secret Life of Gaza's Most Wanted

Israeli Artillery Shells Wounds Two Palestinians

Lebanese Election Postponed for 10th Time

Deadlock Continues After Lebanon Election Postponed

Israel Releases Interview With Captured Hezbollah Man
Israeli Cluster Bomb Kills Father of Three in Southern Lebanon
Middle East
Syrian MP Hints Damascus Could Strike Dimona Reactor if Attacked
Many Hajis Stay Back in Saudi Arabia in Search of a Better Life
Taliban-Led Violence Rises in Afghanistan
Australian, French Leaders in Kabul to Stress Support
Sarkozy Says France Could Add Troops in Afghanistan
Pakistan Military Agents 'Staged Escape' of Terror Suspect
56 Killed: Hunt for Clues as Pakistan Bomb Toll Rises
Pakistan Arrests 4 in Mosque Bombing
Pakistan's Islamic Parties Struggle for Support
Pakistan Blast Nixes Festive Fervour
Nepal Government Ready to End Monarchy
Nepal PM's Kin Killed by Unidentified Gunmen
Sri Lanka
Eighteen Tamil Tigers Killed in Series of Clashes in Sri Lanka
Army Captures Key Area From Tamil Tigers
Report: North Korea to Declare Nuclear Programs Soon
Koreas Expand Cargo Rail to Passengers
Thailand Heads to First Post-Coup Polls
Thais Vote in Poll Unlikely to Heal Divisions
Police Claims Breakthrough Into Last Months Triple Blasts in Indian State
President Tells East Timor to Forget Past, Unite in Peace
Guatemalan Congressman-Elect Slain
Five Men Indicted in Scheme to Funnel Funds From Venezuela to Argentine Presidential Campaign
Stakes High for US and Argentina in Cash Scandal
Weekend Reviews
Iraq: The Hidden Human Costs
The Audacity and Vanity of Charlie Wilson's War
Charlie Wilson's War: Making a Kernel of Truth Into a Popcorn Movie
Review of Charlie Wilson's War
American Intervention: a History of Failure
Hope in Print
The Kite Runner: A Stirring Tale of Redemption

Justin Raimondo
12/21/2007's Man of the Year: Thomas Fingar

Doug Bandow
The Forgotten Man

Nebojsa Malic
The Die is Cast

Ivan Eland
The Solution to the Kosovo Problem

Philip Giraldi
Turkey: Another Ally Lost

David R. Henderson
Don't Lean on the NIE

Alan Bock
Postwar Elections and Peace Prospects

Charles Peña
Bush's Surreal Iran Policy

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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