Today's Highlights

Handicapping Hamas: Loretta Napoleoni
Lest We Forget: Paul Craig Roberts
US Holds Its Breath: Jim Lobe
Placating the Greenies: Gordon Prather
On the Brink in Iraq: Robert Dreyfuss

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Updated February 25, 2006 - 11:03 PM EST

Pentagon: No Competent Iraqi Battalions

60 Killed in Iraq Today Despite Daytime Curfew
Doubts Cast on 'Ricin' Found in Texas Dorm

Poll: Americans See Iran as Enemy No. 1

US Push for Democracy Loses Energy

Blogger Bares Rumsfeld's Post 9/11 Orders

US Holds Its Breath in Aftermath of Mosque Bombing

Bush Pleads for Unity in Iraq

Handicapping Hamas
by Loretta Napoleoni
Bush's Hysteria Comes Back to Haunt Him   by William Greider

Placating the Greenies
by Gordon Prather

Iraq's 9/11 by Geov Parrish

War in Error by Andrew J. Bacevich
Lest We Forget
by Paul Craig Roberts

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Libby Loses a Round in Court

Al-Qaeda in Iraq Chief Said Killed in Raid

Afghanistan More Dangerous for US Troops Per Capita Than Iraq

Germany: Iraq Spying Affair Prompts Growing Calls for Full Inquiry

Rice Gets Anti-Nuclear Arms Harmony but Fails to Isolate Hamas

US Conducts Subcritical Nuclear Test


Clerics' Authority Growing in
War-Torn Iraq

Civil War Fears

Civil War 'Already Being Fought' in Iraq

Iraq's Insurgents Focus on Creating Civil Strife

Colonel to Reporters: I Don't See Iraq Civil War

Top Shi'ites Call for End to Revenge

Shi'ite Family Killed in Continuing Sectarian Violence

As Killings Increase, Church Official Says All of Iraq Is in Danger

US Troops Poised for Quick Reaction in Iraq

Iraqis, Shocked by the Mayhem, Worry It's Just the Beginning

Iraq's Various Militias, Armed and Dangerous

Iraq Construction Minister: Shrine Bombing Was Specialist Job

Kuwaiti Shi'ites Step Up Protests Over Shrine Bombing

Developments in Iraq, Feb. 25

Developments in Iraq, Feb. 24

Baghdad Curfew: Effective?

Gunmen Defy Curfew, Attack Two More Baghdad Mosques

Iraq Curfew Curbs Communal Bloodshed

Iraq Extends Blanket Curfews

Iraqi Politics

Rice: Iraq Violence Could Slow Political Progress

US Envoy Calls for Unity Govt to Escape 'Terrible' Civil War

Iraq: Media Reactions

NYT Yanked Iraq Civil War Headline

Only on Fox: 'All-Out Civil War in Iraq: Could It Be a Good Thing?'

Journalists Org: Reporters 'Must Resist Call to Carry Arms'

Iraq Today

Capturing the Iraqi Street Scene

Fear of Informants Has Stoked Climate of Fear in Baghdad


Iran: We'll Strike Israeli Nuclear Facility if Attacked

Iran Pressing on With Uranium Enrichment

White House Sits Out Iran Nuclear Talks

Top UN Inspector Heads to Iran for Last-Minute Nuclear Talks


Four Afghan Soldiers Killed in Taliban Attack

Poll Shows Canadians Oppose Afghanistan Mission

Trigger-Happy Afghan Guards Keep British Camp on Edge

Afghans Begin to Address Decades of Brutality at Ex-Official's Trial


North Waziristan Governor: Pakistan Military Action 'Not Over Yet'

Pakistan Rejects Afghanistan's Demand to Rename Its Missiles


US, India Fail to Reach Nuclear Deal

Life Sentences in Gujarat Riot Case

Five Die in Indian Kashmir Gunbattle as Soldiers Raid Rebel Hideout


Opposition Leader Freed for Second Time in a Week in Nepal

Nepal Politicians: Maoists Not Honoring Pact

Sri Lanka

Tamil Rebels Threaten Walkout at Sri Lanka Talks


Haiti Political Prisoners Relieved at New President

Speculation Builds on How Haiti's Preval Will Rule


Venezuela Cuts US Airline Flights

Canada Willing to Reopen Missile Debate

Colombia Legalizes Rebel Leaders for Peace Talks


Paramilitary Denies Bosnia Crimes

Milosevic Medical Plea Rejected

BBC Planned Lighthearted Programming in Wake of Nuclear Holocaust

London Mayor Suspended Over Nazi Remark

War on Terror

Pentagon Promotes 'Long War' Strategy Against Terror

Pentagon to Identify Gitmo Detainees

Moussaoui Defense: Jury Pool Is Biased

Judge Slashes Sentences of 2 in 'Va. Jihad'

Yemen Demands Proof From US to Arrest Presumed Militant

Yemen Prison Officials Blamed in al-Qaeda Escape

Algerian Cleared of 'Ricin Plot' Fears Torture at Home

UK Arms Dealer Is Freed After FBI Refuses to Disclose Key Evidence

Saudis: Oil Refinery Attack Foiled

Oil Prices Jump as Terrorists Strike at Saudi Refinery

War at Home

White House Wants Troops to Take Over During Natural Disasters

Data Mining Program Continues After Lawmakers Order It Closed

Protests to Target Media's Complicity in the Iraq War

US Port Controversy

GOP Leaders Draw Back From Bid to Block Port Deal

US Intelligence Agencies Backed Dubai Port Deal

Lawsuits Filed to Block Ports Takeover

As Dubai Rapidly Expanded, Its Port Authority Followed Suit

CIA Renditions

Europe Implicated in CIA Flight Scandal

US Rendition Inquiry Uncovers Little Evidence

Declassified Memos Show 74 CIA Air Landings in Canada

Cartoon Violence

Religious Mobs Rampage Again in Nigerian Cities

Denmark's Ambassador Returning to Syria

FM: Egypt Offered in Vain to Help Denmark Avoid Cartoon Crisis

Syria Disputes US Charges It Incited Cartoon Mobs

Pakistan Cracking Down on Cartoon Protests

Palestinian Politics

10% of Hamas Officials Are in Prison

Hamas Trying for International Favor

Abbas Says He Still Sets Palestinian Policy

Abbas Threatens to Resign if He Fails to Reach Hamas Deal

Bush Hopes for 'Moderate' Hamas


Abbas Pushes for UN Meeting to Rein in Israel

Hamas Vows Revenge After Israel Kills Two Palestinians

Olmert Vows 'No Compromise', Attacks Against Palestinian Groups Will Continue

UN Lobbies for Palestinian Aid Despite Israeli Objections

Kadima Retains Big Lead Ahead of Israeli Election


Thai Prime Minister Dissolves Parliament

Uzbek Opposition Head Faces Jail

Political Pressure Rises Over Kazakh Opposition Killing


China Detains Hunger-Striking Dissidents: Activist

US, China Resume Military Visits


Coup Emergency Declared in Philippines

Manila Protesters Rally, Defying Arroyo's State of Emergency

Philippines, Under State of Emergency, Recalls Revolt


UN Troop Sex Abuse 'Too High'

Nigeria Militants Show American Hostage

Thousands Flee New Central African Rep. Rebels

Poll: Uganda's President Holds Solid Lead

Treason Trial of Ethiopian Opposition Begins

To End Dispute, UN Security Council Urges Ethiopia and Eritrea to Set Border


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Arianna Huffington, Racial Profiler

Alan Bock
War Complicates Everything

Ivan Eland
Dubai Ports World: Commercial Racial Profiling

David R. Henderson
I Don't Have to Fight You

Praful Bidwai
Last Chance for Diplomacy?

Charles Peña
More Defense Spending,
Less Security

Nebojsa Malic
A Resurgence of Lies

Sascha Matuszak

Ran HaCohen
Hamas and Israel: Rival Twins

Joseph Stromberg
An Anti-Imperialist's Reading List: Part Two

Matthew Barganier
Et Tu, Pat?

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