Today's Highlights

The People Speak: Justin Raimondo
France: Reinforcing Addiction: Alan Bock
Kerry, the Antiwar Candidate? Patrick Buchanan
Cut and Run in Baghdad: Dreyfuss/Engelhardt
Iran: The Next Neocon Target: Rep. Ron Paul

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Updated April 7, 2006 - 10:18 PM EDT

Bush: More US Troops in Iraq if Needed

79 Killed in Attack on Baghdad Mosque
White House Declines to Counter Leak Claim

Bush Admits Mistakes in Iraq

US Marines Say Can Keep Iraq Levels Indefinitely

Libby Disclosure Spices Up Leak Case
Report Details CIA's Covert Rendition Fleet

Bush Wants Capacity to Make 125 Nukes Per Year

Israel Launches Triple Air Strike on Gaza Strip
Iran: The Next Neocon Target
by Rep. Ron Paul
The Media's Chance
at Redemption
 by Russ Baker
Convergence to a Border of Convenience  by Amira Hass
Kerry, the Antiwar Candidate?
by Patrick J. Buchanan
The Tethered Goat Strategy
by Sidney Blumenthal
Facing Facts on Torture
by Katrina vanden Heuvel

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Hopes for Announcement on Iraq Parliament Dashed

Three GIs Killed in Iraq

US Claims Top Baghdad Insurgent Caught

The Architects of War: Where Are They Now?

Bush Refuses Apology for Surveillance Program

Gonzales: Warrantless Wiretaps Possible in US

More Debate Over Report on Israel's Influence in US

Pentagon Eyes the Ultimate High Ground
Wary Iraqis Steer Clear of US Troops
Iraq Today

Car Bomb in Najaf Kills at Least 13

Purported Zarqawi Letter Found

US Military Catches Top Zarqawi Aide in Iraq

Interview: Iraqi Blogger Riverbend

Iraq Oil Exports Fall

Jordan Summit May Be Iraq's Last Chance for Peace

UN Seeks Help to Curb Attacks on Academics in Iraq

Arab League to Open Baghdad Office

Developments in Iraq on April 7

Developments in Iraq on April 6

Trying to Try Saddam

Trial Resumes Without Saddam

Saddam-Era Judge: 148 Shi'ites Had One Lawyer

Saddam Co-Accused Defends Acts

Iraqi Politics

Jaafari Vows to Pursue Bid for Second Term

Iraq's Ruling Shi'ite Bloc Could Rupture

Shi'ite MP: Assembly Vote Would Push Out Jaafari

Kurds in Iraq

Kurds' Quest for Justice Overshadowed by Economic Discontent

Kurds Say They Found 1,000 Bodies in Iraq Mass Graves


US Officials Are Mulling Iran Strikes, Experts Say

US: Iran May Face Sanctions After Two UN Warnings

Bolton: US Considering 'Other Options' for Iran

Many Gulf Arabs Uneasy About Iran

Iran Kills Sunni Militant Ringleader

Iran Successfully Develops Ballistic Missile


Coalition Troops Wound Eight Afghan Policemen in 'Friendly Fire'

'Fatal Explosion' by Afghan Base

Report: Japan Mulling Extension of Anti-Terror Mission to Afghanistan

Convert Case Threatens Afghan Reforms

South Asia

Pakistan Claims 40 Taliban Killed Near Border

Hadley: US Will Work With Musharraf to Ensure 'Free and Fair' Elections in Pakistan

Religious Violence in Indian City

Sri Lanka Agrees to Guarantee Rebels' Safety En Route to Peace Talks


Rebels Kill 22 in Nepal Ahead of Protest

Police Arrest 300 Activists in Nepal

Nepalese Opposition Begins Strike

Nepal's Maoist Rebels Claim They Downed Helicopter

Middle East

Lebanese Party Calls for Restoring Syria-Lebanon Relations

US Condemns Syria Warrants Against Lebanese Figures

Danish Products Back in Saudi Stores

Egypt Launches Demining Program With Eye Toward Development


House to Vote on Bill Penalizing Sudan

Sudan Allows UN Official in After Barring Him

Genocide Survivors to Spotlight Darfur Horror


Nigeria Looks to End Delta Violence

Hope Builds in Liberia's Ruined Capital

Somalia Revives Ties With Ethiopia


Ex-Army Officer With a Dark Past Tops Poll in Peru

Peru Looks Set to Elect Region's Next Populist

Fujimori Marries Japanese Girlfriend From Prison Cell


Conservative 'Texas of Venezuela' Wants More Local Control

Colombian Rebels Kill 15 Soldiers

War on Terror

Horror Takes the Stand at Moussaoui Trial

Zarqawi Murdered US Journalist Berg in Pakistan, CIA Concludes

Italy Claims Election Terror Plot Foiled

Grandmas 'New Face' of Terror

Canada Deports Three Alleged Terrorists Linked to Pakistan Sect

Guiliani Appears at Moussaoui 9/11 Trial

Yemen to Try 172 More Terror Suspects

Man Held as Terrorism Suspect Over Punk Song

UK Peace Activist Faces Prison for Antiwar Tea Party Outside Parliament


US Blocking UK Officials From Granting Citizenship to Gitmo Aussie

Boycott Threat Roils Gitmo Hearing

Ethiopian Faces Tribunal in Guantánamo

US Rendition Detainee Says He Was Tortured by Moroccans

War at Home

Kerry Introduces Resolution Calling for Iraq Pullout This Year

First-Graders Get Sad News About 'Adopted' Soldier

Iraq War Acts as Testing Lab for Gee-Whiz Technology

DHS Sex Charges Raise Security Issues

DHS Background Check Questioned

In the Wilderness, a Computer Readies a New Nuclear Arsenal

CIA Leak

CNN Corrects CIA Leak Allegation

Plame Affair Timeline

Bush Moves Legal but Unusual, Experts Say

Key Players in the CIA Leak Investigation

United States

State Dept Official: Missile Defense System Improving Relations With Allies

US to Stay Out of UN's Human Rights Council

Palestinian Politics

Palestinians' Hamas Leader Faces Myriad of Problems

EU Tries to Delay Final Decision on Hamas Govt

Palestinians to Control Security Forces

Palestinian PM Rejects Abbas' Intervention

House Panel Eases Proposed Palestinian Aid Cuts

China Says No Plan Yet to Receive Visit by Hamas FM


We'll Study Any Israeli Talks Offer: Hamas PM

Israel Considers Holding Limited Ties With Hamas Government

Israel Bombs Fatah Group's Offices in Gaza

Olmert Formally Chosen Israeli PM

Palestinian Minister Released After Brief Israeli Detention

UK Jury Rules Filmmaker Shot by Israeli Soldier in Gaza Strip Was Murdered

Settlers Expand West Bank Enclave

Israel, Egypt Plan to Meet

North Korea

Sanctions Hitting North Korea Make New Talks Unlikely

No More Gambling on North Korea


Anti-Thaksin Protests to Continue

Thai PM's Exit Leaves Questions


China to Relax Foreign Currency Policies

US, Japan Fail to Get Deal on Troop Moves

Al-Jazeera Throws Dice, Bases Asian Operation in Malaysia

WWII Lives on at Museum of the Macabre


French Ex-Minister Probed in Iraq Oil-for-Food Scandal

Ukraine Leader Joins His Old Allies

Mladic Handover 'By End of April'

Senior Yukos Manager Detained in Russia

Northern Ireland

Governments Suspect IRA Didn't Sanction Spy's Killing

Work It Out, Blair Warns Belfast's Rival Parties


Justin Raimondo
The People Speak

Alan Bock
France: Reinforcing Addiction

Sascha Matuszak
Getting a Piece of the Pie

Ivan Eland
Wanted: A Freer Market in U.S. Politics

David R. Henderson
Conversation With a Few Good Men (and Women)

Charles Peńa
The Good, the Bad,
and the Ugly

Nebojsa Malic
City on the Edge of Forever

Praful Bidwai
India's Russia Card Ups Nuclear Stakes

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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