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Today's Highlights

It Isn't All About Me: Justin Raimondo
The More Things Change: Charles Peņa
American Caesar's Ghost: Jeff Huber
The Magic Potion: William S. Lind
Commanders Challenge Petraeus: Gareth Porter

 Jason Ditz

The Israeli Elections

 William Astore

Peace or the Draft?

 Dahr Jamail

Iraq Violence Down, Nothing Solved

 Chris Floyd

Barack Obama's Empire

Original Letters Blog US Casualties Iraqi Casualties Contact Donate

Updated February 18, 2009 - 9:03 PM EST
13 Afghan Civilians Die in US-Led Strike
  Obama OKs More Afghan Troops
  UN Report on Afghan Civilian Toll Contradicts NATO Claims

Civilian Casualties Hit New Highs in Afghanistan

Report: Israel Assassinating Iranian Scientists
  IAEA: Iran Cooperation Poor, but Slows Nuclear Growth
NATO 'Concerned' Over Pakistan Truce

Secrecy and Denial as Pakistan Lets CIA Use Airbase to Strike Militants

Final Iraqi Elections Results Due on Thursday
  Commanders in Iraq Challenge Petraeus on Pullout Risk
  Tuesday: 6 Iraqis Killed, 24 Wounded
Obama's War on Terror May Resemble Bush's
  Obama, Gates at Odds Over New Whistleblower Protections
Likud Suddenly Agrees to Lieberman's Demands
  Courting Lieberman May Cost Livni Support
Who's Telling the Truth About Iran's Nuclear Program?  by Muhammad Sahimi
Who Remembers 'Guns and Butter'?  by Paul Craig Roberts
Avoiding Another Cold War
by Scott Ritter
Obama Embraces Bush's Abuses
by Bruce Fein
The Magic Potion  by William S. Lind
Crisis Over Kosovo  by Ian Bancroft

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Justice Dept. to Critique Bush Interrogation Methods

'Cheney Was Over the Top' About Pardoning Libby

Judge Refuses to Toss Charges in Blackwater Case

Old Europe Reaches Out to New Iraq

Clinton Vows to Reach Out to Islamic World

Army Rethinking Plan to Cut US Troops in Europe

KBR Wins US Army Contract
Sudan, Main Darfur Rebel Group Ink Deal in Doha
Today in Iraq
Boom Time in Baghdad: Return of Refugees Puts Heat Under Property Prices

Killings Don't Deter Trek of Iraqi Shi'ites

Volatile Anbar Province a Test of Iraq's Future

Iraqi Women Get Posts, but Want Power and Respect

Kurdish Lawmaker Denies Describing Maliki as 'New Saddam'

Iraqi Oil Minister: New OPEC Cutbacks Possible

Iraqi FM Lauds German Stance Toward Iraq

German Foreign Minister in Baghdad to Boost Ties

Attacks Continue

Christian Civilian Shot Dead by Gunmen in Mosul

Tuesday: 6 Iraqis Killed, 24 Wounded
Occupying Iraq

Baghdad Shootings: Court Martial of US Soldier Begins

Turkey Could Furnish a Safe Way Home as US Departs Iraq

Largest Deployment of Wisconsin Guard Since WWII Leaves for Iraq

Gulf Arabs Fear US-Iran Diplomacy at Their Expense

Iran Won't Suspend Nuclear Work to Improve Ties With US

Ahmadinejad: Iran Waiting for Changes in US Policy

Iran Minister Seeks Defensive Missiles on Russia Trip

Russia Unlikely to Sell S-300s to Iran

'War on Terror'
British Terror Cell 'Planned to Blow Up Seven Transatlantic Airliners'

Judges: Torture, Abuses Undermine Values in US, UK

Confessions of a Guantanamo Guard

Rules Say New Reactors Must Withstand Plane Strike


Clinton Backs Japan's Stance on North Korea

South: North Korea Faces Sanctions if Missile Tested

A Year After China Quashed Revolt, Tibetans Simmer With Resentment

Khmer Rouge Genocide Trial Opens in Cambodia


Egypt to Send More Than 1,325 Peacekeepers to Congo

UN: Congo Refugees in South Sudan Swell to 15,000


Equatorial Guinea Hit by 'Dogs of War' Attack

Longtime Zimbabwe Opposition Figure Faces Charges

Al-Qaeda Claims Abductions of Westerners in West Africa

Sudan Criticizes US on Darfur

Algeria Violence Leaves 8 Dead

Russia and Her Neighbors

Azerbaijan Displaced Await End of Conflict

Kyrgyz Parliament to Vote Early on US Air Base

Chechen Rebel Returns and Denounces Insurgency


Obama: Diplomacy Key Part of Afghanistan Strategy

Mini-Surge to Test Out US Strategy in Afghanistan

Troops Seize Afghan Opium

US Report: Bottom-Up Approach Needed in Afghanistan

British Soldier Killed in Combat in Afghanistan

Taliban Commander's Death Ends an Embarrassment for Afghanistan

Researcher's Death Intensifies Scrutiny of Cultural Program in Afghanistan


Pakistani Militants Talk Peace Amid Criticism

Pakistan Car Bomb Kills Five

Pakistan Urges Bangladesh to Forgive War Crimes

Provincial Govt Claims Evidence of Indian Involvement in Swat Valley Strife
Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan War Nears End, but Peace Remains Distant

Tigers Unleash Fury on Fleeing 'Shields'

Tamil MPs Say Sri Lanka Ignoring Civilian Safety

Israeli Politics

Israel's Peres to Meet Parties Before Naming Premier

US Ex-Envoy to Israel: Netanyahu-Lieberman Gov't Is 'Bad Combination' for US

Arabs Likely to Quit Labor if Barak Remains Leader

Labor No. 2: Neither Netanyahu nor Livni Could Forge Coalition

Peres to Consult Parties on Prime Minister Pick

US Professors Warn Against Coalition With Lieberman

Assad to US: Don't Bet on New Israeli Govt


Israeli Aircraft Strike Two Gaza Strip Targets

Hamas, Arab League Chiefs Condemn Israel for Impeding Truce

Israeli Bombs Inflict More Pain on Gaza Hospital

Israel Accuses Hamas of 'Stealing' Unexploded Bombs Dropped on Gaza

Boeing Says Israel Eyes New US Bomb Kit

Shas Chief: Israel Must Free Jews Jailed for Nationalistic Crimes

Israel Allows Sale of Golan-Grown Apples to Syria

Assad: Gaza Offensive Won't Derail Our Peace Talks With Israel

Syria Says Expects Obama to Send Ambassador Soon

Saudi Arabia

Al-Qaeda Figure Surrenders to Saudi Authorities

Saudi Monarch Credited With 'Radical, Fundamental Changes'


Justin Raimondo
It Isn't All About Me

Charles Peņa
Portents From the First
Press Conference

Philip Giraldi
Renounce Extraordinary Rendition

Ran HaCohen
Abe Foxman's 'Anti-Semitic Pandemic'

Alan Bock
The War Recession

Ivan Eland
Battling Christian Terrorists

Doug Bandow
Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty: The Battle Continues

Nebojsa Malic
Not Done Yet

David R. Henderson
Meet the New Boss;
Same as the Old Boss

Praful Bidwai
'Good Cop, Bad Cop' Approach to Pakistan

Sascha Matuszak
Business Over Bluster

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