Today's Highlights

Imperial 'Justice': Justin Raimondo
No Blood for… Er… Um…: Tom Engelhardt
The Media Did Fail Us: Alan Bock
FISA Is Only Prelude to Nightmare: Arthur Silber
The Real State of Iraq: Juan Cole

 Chris Hedges

America's War Against Iraqi Civilians

 Scott Horton

The Law vs. The Torture Regime

 Eric Margolis

You Become What You Hate

 Tom Engelhardt

Iraq Forever

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Updated June 23, 2008 - 10:59 PM EDT
In First, Court Rejects Military's Gitmo Ruling
  KS Mohammed More Cooperative With Agent Who Didn't Torture Him

US-Allied Iraqi Official Kills 2 US Troops


US, Iraqi Crackdown Meets No Sadrist Resistance

  Iraq Courts Order 20,000 Freed Under Amnesty

Monday: 2 US Soldiers, 17 Iraqis Killed; 43 Iraqis Wounded

Reporters: Networks Put Wars on Back Burner
European Union Approves New Iran Sanctions
  Leaked Israeli Drill Seen as US Pressure on Iran
  Iran Dismisses Israeli Exercises as 'Psychological Operations'
  Kristol: Bush Might Attack Iran if He Thinks Obama Will Win
NATO, Pakistani Rebels Trade Artillery, 4 Civilians Killed
  Pakistan General Denies Report of Fire Exchanged at Afghan Border
  Britain Admits Using Thermobaric Weapons in Afghanistan
Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Quits Runoff, Citing Attacks
FISA Is Only the Prelude
to Nightmare
 by Arthur Silber
Investigation Update: Three Days in Rome  by Laura Rozen
Gen. Taguba Knew Scandal Went to the Top  by Joseph L. Galloway
No Blood for… Er… Um…
by Tom Engelhardt
Democrats Legalize Bush's Crimes
by Robert Parry
My Trip to the West Bank
by Bernard Chazelle

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The Return of the Neocons
Iraq War-Inspired Comic Books Increasingly Popular
US TV Network Falters in Mideast Mission
Discord Was Widespread Within Govt Over 2002 Harsh Interrogations
Iraqi Mayor Arrested in Crackdown
North Korea Invites TV Crews for Nuclear Show
Israeli Troops Admit to Taking Bribes From Palestinians at Checkpoints
Today in Iraq
Iraqi MPs: Provincial Elections Could Be Delayed
Parliament Speaker Proposes Solution for Kirkuk's Controversial Elections
Baghdad Squatters Told to Leave Occupied Homes
Iraqis Drub US Troops – in Soccer
PM Urges Iraqi Professionals to Return Home
Suicide Car Bombing Leaves 14 Wounded in Nineveh
Sunday: 46 Iraqis Killed, 79 Wounded
Iraqi Oil Industry
Talks on New Iraq Oil Law to Resume This Week
Iraq Qualifies Six More Firms for Oil Contracts
Iraq to Award Oil Contracts to Foreign Firms

Kurdish PM in Baghdad for Talks on Oil Law

Global Iraq Fallout
Last Aussie Combat Troops Home From Iraq
Jordan Returns Stolen Antiquities to Iraq
The War at Home
Congress Wrestles Over Spying Bill
Bush Fails to Appoint a Nuclear Terror Czar
Bush 'War Crimes Conference' to Convene in Mass., Plan Prosecution of Admin. Officials
NATO General: 6,000 Troops Urgently Needed in Afghanistan
Two Civilians Hurt After Troops Open Fire in Afghanistan
Afghan Clash Kills Militant, 2 Civilians
Canada to Help Rebuild Kandahar Prison After Breakout
Three Canadian Soldiers Injured in Afghanistan
In Afghanistan, US Forces Honor Dead With Quiet Ceremony
Taliban Eyes Peace With Pakistan
Pakistan's Khan Says No Links to Swiss Nuclear Experts
Rival Militants Battle in Pakistan's Khyber Region
Pakistan Adviser Claims Success in Anti-Terror Drive
Pakistani Militants Release 16 Christians
Pakistani Taliban Occupy Girls' School, College
Tibetan Capital Still Bears Scars of Unrest
Reporters Stopped From Seeing Sensitive Tibetan Temple
Thai PM Will Resign if Parliament Votes Him Out
Malaysia Frees Sri Lankan in Nuclear Parts Case
A Divided Village Highlights a Divided Europe
UN Chief Signals Shift on Kosovo
One in Eight UK Troops Unfit for Purpose
Fourth Bolivian State Votes for Autonomy
Bolivia Faces August Showdown as Autonomy Wins Again
FARC Rebels Release Hostage Video
Nigerian Oil Militants Vow Cease-Fire in Delta
Fears of Oil Price Rises as Attacks in Nigeria Offset Gains at Summit
Iran Says Examining Timetable for Nuclear Talks
Iran Ready for All Military Possibilities, Says Speaker
Iran Warns of 'Limitless' Response to Any Military Strike
Iranian Nobelist Urges US to Accept Dialogue
UN Inspector Hopes Syria Trip Is Start to Probe
Syria-Israel Moves Will Not Affect Hamas Links: Meshaal
Sarkozy: There Won't Be Middle East Peace Without Syria Talks
Frustration in Gaza Despite Slight Easing of Blockade
Israel Extends Mossad Spymaster Dagan's Tenure
As Gaza Cease-Fire Holds, Israel Eases Economic Blockade
Israeli PM Threatens to Fire Ministers Over Key Vote
Israeli Army Abuses Palestinian Prisoners: Group
Israel in the Season of Dread
Sarkozy Proclaims Friendship With Israel, Need for Palestinian State
Fighting Breaks Out in Northern Lebanon; 4 Dead, 29 Wounded
Hezbollah Deal Delayed Over Demand to Include Palestinian Prisoners
Olmert Backtracks on Deal With Hezbollah for Kidnapped Soldiers
Top Member of Islamist Group Wounded in Lebanon Blast
More Sniping in Lebanon Over Formation of New Cabinet
Turkish Intel Activities Under Increased Public Scrutiny in Turkey and Greece
Rice: US Should Speak Up for Democracy in Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Agreements Are Elusive at Oil Talks in Saudi Arabia
Oil Minister: Saudi Willing to Slightly Increase Crude Output
Oil Rises, Mideast Tension Offsets Saudi Pledge
Saudi Arabia Detains Bahrainis for 'Spying for Iran'
Zimbabwe Runoff Vote to Go Ahead: Electoral Body
Zimbabwe's Mugabe to Go Through With Runoff

Reaction to Tsvangirai Withdrawal From Zimbabwe Poll

Zimbabwe Elections Take High Human Toll
Armed Mugabe Supporters Attack Opposition Rally
Mugabe Denies Supporters Disrupted Opposition Rally
Zimbabwe Opposition Hopes Poll Pullout Spurs Outside Action
What Next in Zimbabwe's Political Crisis?
Accusations in Zimbabwe's Election
Facts About Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai
Al-Qaeda Urges Somalis to Fight UN
Somali Opposition Leaders Urge Hard-Line Allies to Back Cease-Fire Agreement
Explosion in Mogadishu Kills Three Soldiers
UN: Employee in Somalia Seized From Home
Congo Army Kills 29 Militia Fighters
In Algeria, a Tug of War for Young Minds
Scotland Yard to Investigate Equatorial Guinea Coup

Justin Raimondo
Imperial 'Justice'

Alan Bock
The Media Did Fail Us

Ivan Eland
Lessons for Iraq from the Former Yugoslavia

Doug Bandow
Strengthening the US-South Korea Alliance: For What?

David R. Henderson
The Supreme Court Gets One Right

Nebojsa Malic
The Chains That Bind

Philip Giraldi
Remaking the Middle East

Praful Bidwai
India-Pakistan Peace Survives, Somehow

Charles Peña
Having Your Cake and
Eating It Too

Sascha Matuszak
The US and China:
Unsettling Similarities

Ran HaCohen
Israel at Sixty

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