Today's Highlights

The Prime Directive: Justin Raimondo
Politicizing the Tragedy in Burma: Ivan Eland
Gitmo-Release Propaganda: Andy Worthington
The Long Night: Charley Reese
War Funding and War Rhetoric: Sami Moubayed

 Mary Ruwart

Libertarianism and War

 Paul Verkuil

Outsourcing Empire

 Gareth Porter

Mahdi Army, Then Iran

 Candace Gorman

Al Hajj Freed, Others at Gitmo Still Languish

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Updated May 12, 2008 - 11:20 PM EDT
'Ghost City' Mosul Braces for Assault
  US Military Hits a Wall in Sadr City
  In Sadr City, a Cease-Fire Is Put to the Test, and Fails
  Sadr City Residents Fear a Cease-Fire Will Lead to More Violence
  US Air Strike on Baghdad's Shi'ite Area Ahead of Cease-Fire

Monday: 1 US Soldier, 21 Iraqis Killed; 28 Iraqis Wounded

Hezbollah Battles Druze East of Beirut
  Hezbollah Force Corners US Allies in Lebanon
  17 Dead in Northern Lebanon; New Clashes Near Beirut
  US Warship Heads Back to Mediterranean Amid Lebanon Crisis
Pakistan Leaders Fail to Reach Accord on Judges
Serbia in Coalition Scramble After Ambivalent Vote
The Iraq War Is Incubating Terrorism  by Joel Brinkley
Ex-Gitmo Suicide Bomber Fuels Pentagon Propaganda  by Andy Worthington
Why the Presidential Candidates Won't Talk About Israel  by David R. Francis
Forget the Two-State Solution
by Saree Makdisi
The Long Night  by Charley Reese
Anne Applebaum Distorts Abkhazia
by Brooke Leonard

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Bush Heads to Middle East Amid Dark Omens
Iraq Envoy Rejects Democrats' Anger Over US Funding
Number of Disabled Vets Up With Iraq, Afghan Wars
Gates Defends Troop Quality
Turkish Military Says Hit Kurdish Rebels in Iraq
Iraqi Alleges Abu Ghraib Torture, Files Suit (video)
Hasty Truce With Sadr Tests His Sway in Baghdad Stronghold
Corruption Probe of Israeli Leader Could Undermine US-Backed Peace Talks
Mother and Child Killed
by US Troops in Northern Iraq
Today in Iraq
Sadr Wins Another Round
Sadr City Hospitals Receive 40 Casualties in 24 Hours
US Military Orders Court-Martial for Contractor in Iraq
Forces Kill Gunman, Arrest 36 Wanted Persons in Nineveh
Iraqi Army Claims Gains in Basra Drive
Iraqi Government Enacts Amendment to Amnesty Law
Sunday: 37 Iraqis Killed; 38 Iraqis Wounded
Global Iraq Fallout
Barzani: No Secret Deal on PKK With Turkey
Cherie Blair Reveals How Tony Used Miscarriage for Iraq Spin
British Military
Report: UK Soldiers Living in Poverty
Afghanistan Hero Criticizes Poor Care for British Troops
Al-Qaeda Says Key Member Killed in Afghanistan
Jailed Taliban Suspects on Hunger Strike in Southern Afghanistan
Myanmar: An Unbending Regime Still Blocks Aid
When Burmese Offer a Hand, Rulers Slap It
Calls Rise to Defy Myanmar Regime, Fly in Aid
Boat Carrying Aid for Myanmar Cyclone Victims Sinks
Sri Lanka Govt Wins Key Polls in Boost for War Effort
As Pakistan Changes, Should US Policy?
10 Killed in Kashmir Clashes
Nepal Police Detain More Than 600 Female Tibetan Protesters
Projection of Serb Vote Shows No Obvious Majority
Tilt to West Is Seen in Elections in Serbia
EU Says Pro-EU Win Will Speed Serbian Membership
Main Parties in Serbia Vote
Displaced Serbs Live in Limbo
Andes Region
Ecuador Opposes US Military Outpost
Chavez Says Colombia's Uribe Trying to Spark War
Venezuela's President Scorned by Bitter Political Foe: His Ex-Wife
Venezuela's Chavez to Buy Chinese K-8 Planes
Lebanese Army Caught in Crossfire Between Druze and Hezbollah Gunmen
Some Countries Evacuate Nationals After Internal Armed Conflict Returns to Lebanon
Lebanese Violence Spreads to Mountains Outside Capital
Lebanese Dare to Hope Worst Is Over
Arab FMs Divided Over Lebanon
Syrian Daily: Hezbollah Foiled US-Planned Coup
In Lebanon's Druze Mountain, Mothers Mourn
Israel's Barak Admits 'Serious' Concern Over Lebanon Crisis
Israeli Warplanes Violate Lebanese Airspace
Israel to Consider Gaza Truce Proposal
Blackouts Hit Gaza After Sole Power Plant Shuts Down
Israel's Olmert Vows to Impose 'Calm' on Gaza
Rice: Israel, Palestinians Need to Show Progress
Blast Kills Gaza Teacher in Front of Her Children
Israel to Hear Egypt on Gaza Truce Idea on Monday
Israel Army Ups Probes Into Anti-Palestinian Abuses
Hamas Militant Killed in Gaza Explosion
Iran, IAEA to Resume Nuclear Talks on Monday
Smuggling to Iran Rife in Dangerous Gulf Waters
Iran Looks to Tap Key Oil Field With Homegrown Crews
Electoral Official: Zimbabwe Runoff Will Be Delayed
Police Intensify Crackdown on Dissent
Opposition Seeks Peacekeepers for Runoff
Meant to Strengthen, Land Grab Weakened Zimbabwe's Mugabe
Sudan Cuts Ties With Chad After Rebel Attack on Khartoum
After a Quixotic Attack in Sudan, a Question Lingers: Why?
Rare Somalia Talks Make Slow Start, UN Hopeful

Justin Raimondo
The Prime Directive

Ivan Eland
Politicizing the Tragedy in Burma

Alan Bock
Moscow Musical Chairs

Doug Bandow
Another Needless Confrontation

Praful Bidwai
One Last Push for India-US Nuke Deal

Nebojsa Malic
Franklin's Choice

Charles Peņa
Mission Accursed

Philip Giraldi
Condi Stomps the Mullahs

Sascha Matuszak
The Sword Is Blunted

David R. Henderson
John Yoo's Dilemma

Ran HaCohen
Israel Says 'No'

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