Today's Highlights

Why Isn't It the End of Hillary?: Justin Raimondo
Mission Accursed: Charles Peña
Israel: The Next 60 Years: Uri Avnery
Coming Down to Earth: Astore/Engelhardt
Still Waters in Gaza: Mohammed Omer

 Gareth Porter

Mahdi Army, Then Iran

 Candace Gorman

Al Hajj Freed, Others at Gitmo Still Languish

 Joshua Snyder

US Out of Korea!

 Bruce Gagnon

Every Great Empire Needs a Death Star

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Updated May 7, 2008 - 10:15 PM EDT

Troop Withdrawal Added to War Funding Bill

  Pentagon: No More Afghanistan Troops Without Deeper Cuts in Iraq
  Mother Questions Tillman's Death in 'Fog of War'
Attempted Killings Incite Violence in Iraq
  Iraqi Militia Commanders Harden Stance Toward US
  Dozens of Iraqi Police Detained in Operation
  New Weapon Penetrates Pricey Vehicle, Kills 2 GIs

Wednesday: 1 US Soldier, 15 Iraqis Killed; 22 Iraqis Wounded

Bolton: US Should Bomb Iranian Camps
Ethiopian Troops Killing Somalis 'Like Goats'
  Insurgents Say US Air Strike Hit Somalia, US Denies Report

FBI Raids Agency Protecting Whistleblowers

Georgia Says 'Very Close' to War With Russia

Investigation Sought of Alleged Kosovo War Crimes

Coming Down to Earth
by William J. Astore and Tom Engelhardt
The Last Excuse for the Iraq War Is Founded on a Myth  by Peter Wilby
Military Makes Mincemeat of Church-State Separation  by Robyn Blumner
Springtime in Somalia  by Jeff Huber
Israel: The Next 60 Years  by Uri Avnery
Why McCain's Big Idea Is a Bad Idea  by Gideon Rachman

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White House: Pre-War E-Mails Not Archived

Canadian Becomes First Child Soldier Since Nuremberg to Stand Trial for War Crimes

Marines Ignore Poppy Crop to Not Upset Afghan Locals

Still Waters in Gaza

US-Russia Pact Faces Opposition in Congress

Poland: Conditions Set for Planned US Missile Shield

Survey Lists World's Most Repressive Regimes

Gorbachev: US Could Start New Cold War

Militants Fight Daily to Forestall Iraqi Wall Being Built by US Troops
Today in Iraq

MP: Sadr in Najaf

Sadr Faction MP Accuses 'Parties' of Blocking Sadr City Cease-Fire Negotiations

Maliki Condemns 'Phony Intellectual' Journalists for Undermining Government

Document Lists 6,000 al-Qaeda Suicide Bombers in Iraq

Robert H. Reid Named AP's Baghdad Bureau Chief

Babylon University Defies Conflict

Minister of Displacement Urges Palestinian Refugees to Return to Baghdad

Back to Baghdad

Attacks Continue

11 Gunmen Killed in Baghdad in 24 Hours

US Soldier Killed in Northern Iraq

Gunmen Kidnap Pro-US Iraqi Tribal Chief

10 Iraqi Soldiers Die in Drive-By Attack

Car Bomb Explosion Kills 2, Hurts 25 in Salah al-Din

Tuesday: 1 US Soldier, 57 Iraqis Killed; 90 Iraqis Wounded
Occupying Iraq

US House Democrats Favor Timetable for Iraq Troops

House Bill to Restrict Iraq Reconstruction Dollars

Luxury Hotels and Golf: Welcome to the Green Zone

Golfing Baghdad's Green Zone: A Course With Real Bunkers

Iraqi Alleges Abu Ghraib Torture, Sues US Contractors

'Lioness' Shows US Women on Frontline in Iraq

The War at Home

Committee Chairman Accuses VA of Cover Up

Military Looks for Humvee Successor

Committee Chairman Accuses VA of Criminal Negligence

Congress Weighs Veterans' Adjustment Aid

'War on Terror'

'Torture Memo' Author, Former Attorney General, to Testify

House Panel Subpoenas Top Cheney Aide Over Interrogation Tactics

Justice System for Detainees Is Moving at a Crawl

Lawyers for Guantánamo Inmates Accuse US of Eavesdropping

Guantánamo Man Says UK Knew He Would Be Tortured


Chinese Eye NATO Operations

Hu for Close Ties With Japan

Tibet Threat to Sino-Japanese Rapprochement

Chinese Editor Fired Over Tibet Commentaries


Two Taiwan Officials Quit Over Missing Millions

Indonesia Considers Quitting OPEC

Fiji Dictator Vows to Close All Media Unless Coverage of Him Is More Positive

Turkmenistan Dictator's Golden Statue Removed to Suburbs

Russia and Her Neighbors

Russia and US Strike Nuclear Deal

US-Russia Pact Faces Opposition in Congress

US Slams Russia Over Rising Tensions With Georgia

Russia-Georgia Tensions Escalate Over Abkhazia


Street Security Camera Boom Has Failed to Slash Crime in London, Say Police

Serbs to Have Easier Travel in EU


US to Dismiss Cocaine Charges Against Colombian Rebel

Indictment: Arms Dealer Offered Weapons to Kill Americans


Iran Unimpressed by Latest Nuclear Offer

Iran Hardliners Condemn Khatami

State Dept. Official: Iran Arming Taliban


Taliban Kill Canadian Soldier in Afghanistan

Afghan Governors Try to Be Forthright With US Officers

Freed Guantanamo Men Face Trial in Afghanistan

Oregon Parents Hear Afghanistan Gun Battle on Voice Mail

Drugs Blamed for Afghanistan's Failed Efforts to Rebuild


Five Die as Suicide Bomber Attacks and Gunmen Fire in Pakistan

Attacks Test Pakistan Cease-Fire

Democrats Question $6 Billion in Pakistan Aid

60th: Memorial/Nakba

After 60 Years, Arabs in Israel Are Outsiders

Israeli Arabs Prepare to Mark 'Nakba'

Turning 60, Israelis Feel Pride, Palestinians Pain

Israeli Police Quiz Druze Women Over Possible Memorial Day Protests

World Likud Chief Calls for Ban on Israeli Arab Protests, Arrests of Subversives

Israelis Expect Another War With Arabs in Next Five Years


Israeli Air Strike Kills Hamas Activist

Secret Service Tours Israeli Knesset Ahead of Bush Visit

PA Official: No Israeli Partner in Light of Latest Olmert Probe

From Gaza to South Carolina at Last

Divergent Paths for West Bank Brothers

Ethiopian Soldier Killed in Lebanon War 'Finally Promoted to Rank of Jew'

Bedouin Soldiers: Israel Shuns Us

Israeli Teens Planned to 'Cleanse' Jerusalem Neighborhood of Arabs

Israeli Clothing Chain Vows Help Against Draft-Dodgers


Beirut to Axe Hezbollah-Owned Telecoms

Hezbollah Warns Against Dismantling Their Telephone Network

Lebanon Airport Official Removed Over Alleged Hezbollah Ties

Anti-Government Protesters Block Roads in Beirut

Middle East

NATO Secretary: Syria May Have Nuke Ambitions

Qatar Brokers New Talks Over Clashes in Yemen

Turks Attack Rebels With Double Intent

Charges Laid Over TV Footage of Egyptians Ruining Mubarak Posters


Armies, Militias Rampage Across Somalia

Somali War, Food Shortages Spur Yemen Refugee Spike

At Least Five Killed in Somalia Food Riots

Ethiopia Minister: Amnesty Report a Lie to Promote Terrorist Agenda

Killing of Civilians Now Routine in Somalia


Nearly 10,000 Displaced Kenyans Return Home

Many Displaced Kenyans Afraid to Return Home

Scarred by Strife After Election, Kenya Begins to Heal

US Pledges Support for Displaced Kenyans


Zimbabwe Minister: Chinese Arms Shipment Has Arrived

Nigeria Oil Rebels Offer to Halt Attacks if Jimmy Carter Is Allowed to Help Talks

Eritrea Army 'Entered Djibouti'

UN Seeks Urgent Access to Darfur Bombing Victims


Justin Raimondo
Why Isn't It the End of Hillary?

Charles Peña
Mission Accursed

Philip Giraldi
Condi Stomps the Mullahs

Ivan Eland
Rev. Wright Is Not All Wrong

Alan Bock
The Candidates' Similarities

Doug Bandow
Christianity and War

Nebojsa Malic
Much Ado About Nothing

Sascha Matuszak
The Sword Is Blunted

David R. Henderson
John Yoo's Dilemma

Ran HaCohen
Israel Says 'No'

Praful Bidwai
India to Pay a Price For Launching Israeli Spy Satellite

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