Today's Highlights

How Long Must Iraq Hell Last?: David Gordon
Is President Bush Sane?: Paul Craig Roberts
Sense and Stubbornness: Alan Bock
Polonium-210, Fiction and Fact: Gordon Prather
Bush Is in Denial: Robert Fisk

Total war is no longer war waged by all members of one national community against all those of another. It is total...because it may well involve the whole world.
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Updated December 2, 2006 - 9:24 PM EST
US Spy Chief: Iraq Worse Than Vietnam
  Highly Anticipated Iraq Report May Fall Flat
  US Considers Ending Sunni Reconciliation Efforts in Iraq
  Idea of Rapid Withdrawal From Iraq Seems to Fade
  GOP Sen. Hagel: US Departure Would Not Turn Iraq Into Terror Base
  Bush to Hold Separate Talks With Iraqi Shi'ites, Sunnis
Iraq Civilian Deaths Mount as Violence Rages
  Troop Withdrawals Always Risky, but Risks Abound in Iraq
  US Gen.: Iraqis to Take Over Security in North in 3-6 Months
  Shi'ite Leader: Iraq Civil War Will 'Burn Everyone'
  Saturday Bombings, Attacks Leave 151 Iraqis, 1 GI Dead
Lebanon Power Struggle Takes to the Streets
  Christian Leader Aoun Says 'Corrupt' Lebanon Govt Must Go
  US Ambassador: Beirut Protests Part of Iran-Syria Coup
  West Helps Lebanon Build Militia to Fight Hezbollah
Massive Terror Screening Draws Outrage
  Senator Takes on Anti-Terrorism Policies of Bush
How Long Must Iraq Hell Last?
by David Gordon
Saudis Threaten to Back the Ba'athists (Again) in a New Iraq Proxy War  by Tony Karon
Iraq Is Already Enduring Two Wars. Could It Survive a Third?  by Jonathan Steele
Polonium-210, Fiction and Fact
by Gordon Prather
Is President Bush Sane?
by Paul Craig Roberts
Taking Responsibility for Iraq
by Brian J. Foley

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Libby Trial May Discuss Terror, Nukes
Pentagon Intelligence Chief to Step Down
Facts and Body Language Bring Clues and Questions at Bush-Maliki Meeting
Rice Says US Has Made Mistakes in Iraq War
Anti-Iraq War Rep. to Head House Intelligence Panel
Iraqi Shi'ite With Iran Ties to Visit Bush
Al-Sadr Bloc Talks of Alliance With Sunnis, Christians
179 UN Peacekeepers Disciplined for Sexual Abuse
Iraq Says Civilian Deaths Up 44 Percent in November
Iraq Occupation
Iraqi Forces With US Air Support Raid Baghdad's Oldest Area, Clash With Insurgents
US Helicopters Fire in Baghdad, Heavy Clashes
Woman Being Used as 'Human Shield' Shot by US Forces
Italy Pulls Last Troops Out of Iraq
Polish Troops Likely to Stay in Iraq for Another Year
Iraq Pullout Date 'Unwise': British FM
Gen. McCaffrey: US 'on Our Own’ in Iraq
Soldiers in Iraq Take on New Role
Attacks Continue
Friday: 40 Iraqis, 1 GI Killed; 156 Iraqis Wounded
14 Kurds Found Murdered in Northern Iraq
Car Bomb Kills 3, Wounds 22 at Baghdad Pet Market
Six Killed in Baghdad Bombings
US Soldier Dies Fighting in Iraq's Capital
US Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,886
Security Developments in Iraq, Dec. 2
Security Developments in Iraq, Dec. 1
Global Iraq Fallout
Iraq's Most Senior Shi'ite Politician Reaches Out to Sunnis in Jordan
Iraqi Police May Have Murdered British Sergeant, Army Admits
Iraq-Bound Man Placed Under Investigation in France
The War at Home
Leaks Galore on Iraq
Publisher to Release Iraq Study
Gov. Vilsack Criticizes McCain on Iraq
Woman: Soldier's Flag-Draped Casket on Baggage Cart
Newly Elected Muslim Lawmaker Under Fire
Rumsfeld Honored for Citizenship Amid Protests
US Military
Reports: VA Backlog Continues to Grow
Common PTSD Drug May Be Useless
'War on Terror'
Imam Disputes Tie to Hamas
Phoenix Airport to Test X-Ray Screening
Bishops: Gitmo Aussie Should Be Tried or Released
Britain Fails Fake Passport Test
Terrorist Case Against Denver Family Ended
ElBaradei Says Use Carrot and Stick on North Korea
South Koreans Divided Over UN Ban on Luxury Goods to North Korea
Afghan District Makes Own Deal With the Taliban
16 Taliban Killed, Two Commanders Seized in Afghanistan
Denmark Accused of Handing Over Afghan Prisoners to US
World Bank-UN Report Says Battle Against Afghan Opium Will Take Decades
Czech Army to Send Field Hospital to Afghanistan
India, US to Resume Nuclear Pact Talks Next Week
Bomber Strikes Outside Pakistan Building
Nepal Interim Government Delayed, but No Snags Seen
Freed Maoist Leaders Arrive in Nepal to Celebrations
Security Council Welcomes Nepal Pact
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Defense Chief Dodges Attack, 3 Killed, 14 Injured
Democratic Party of Japan Might Back Collective Defense
Japan War Orphans Win Legal Fight
China Plans Temporary Easing of Curbs on Foreign Journalists
Sentence Upheld for China Rights Activist
Fiji Army Chief: Govt Gave Me Green Light to Overthrow Them
Fiji Military Commander: This Isn't a Coup Yet, but the PM Better Stop Hiding From Me
Coup Fears as Military Chief Claims to Control Fiji
Acting Australian PM: We May Interfere in Fiji Coup if Asked
Australian FM: We Won't Interfere With Fiji Coup
Weekend Reviews
Our War Against Canada: Alex Cox and the Long March of American Militarism
Fiasco Details Foreign Policy Failure That Will Haunt Us
Class 11: Inside the CIA's First Post 9/11 Spy Class
Russian Spy Intrigue
Litvinenko May Have Fallen Foul of Ruthless Russian Businessmen
Tests on Russian Spy's Contact Find No Poisoning
Former Spy's Wife Positive for Radiation
Spy Case Raises Questions on Radiation Response
Ex-Spy Claims Litvinenko Was Targeted
Meeting the Italian Who Lives as if He Is in a Cold War Spy Novel
Polonium Tightly Controlled in Russia
Powell Says US Should Talk to Iran, Not Attack
FM: Russia Ready to Back Some Iran Sanctions
Despite Compromise, Iran Sanctions Measure Elusive
Reports: Iran Nuclear Talks May Occur Next Week
Argentine Judge: Ex-Iran Leader Fugitive
In Beirut, High Spirits and Demand for Change
Hezbollah Challenge Tests Limits of US Power
Olmert: No Hezbollah Prisoner Swap if Israelis Dead
Cluster Bomb Use Deemed 'War Crime'
Israel Slams UN Report of Rights Violations in Lebanon War
Annan Finds 13 Incidents of Illicit Arms in Lebanon
After War, Lebanon Turns to Art, Asking: Who Are We?
PLO Urges Haniyya to Resign After Abbas Gives Up on Talks
Israel Rules Out Blanket Truce
Witness Testifies on Shin Bet Torture
Israeli Soldier Gets Two Weeks in Military Prison for Shooting Palestinian
Muezzin's Life Lies Sunk in a Gaza Mosque's Ruins
Two Palestinians Killed in West Bank
New Zealand Cancels Arrest Warrant for Israeli General
Saudi Arabia
Saudis Give Britain 10 Days to Stop Investigation
Sources: Blair Views Saudi Arms Crisis Seriously
Mideast Summit
Jordan Summit Stresses Link Between Peace, Reform
Lofty Goals Are Scaled Down at Meetings on Mideast Democracy
At Dead Sea Forum, Incongruities Abound
Middle East
Britain Planned to Cut Off Nile in 1956
Pope's Turkey Visit an Unexpected Success
Al-Qaeda Threatens Jordan's King
Ahmadinejad, Assad and Hamas PM Attend Games Opening
Chadian Rebels Attack Town Near Sudan Border
Chad Rebels Battle Army in East
Rice Urges Sudan to Accept 'Hybrid' UN-AU Darfur Force
Sudan Rejects Rice Demands on Darfur Force
Rich Saudis Fund Al-Qaeda in Sudan, Chad Charges
Hundreds Flee Central African Town as French Jets Strike
Militias Threaten South Sudan Peace Deal
Gambia: Army Members to Leave for Darfur
Islamists Deny Somali Bomb Claims
US Seeks UN Backing for Somalia Force
Morocco to Do Away With Compulsory Army Service
US Volunteer Charged With Terrorism in Uganda
Church Role in Rwanda Genocide Under Scrutiny
Italian PM Prodi to Sue Over Allegations of KGB Links
Russia Denounces 'Blasphemous' Estonian Anti-Soviet Law
Dutch Court Convicts Islamists for Planning Terror Attacks
British Lib Dems: We Only Need Half the Nukes
Petro-Populism: a Third Term Beckons for Venezuela's Firebrand President
Chávez Unscathed as Crime Soars in Venezuela
Mexico Lawmakers Brawl as Calderon Takes Office
Colombian Rebels Kill 17 Soldiers in Ambush
Diminished Cuban Military Still a Political Bulwark

Justin Raimondo
America Held Hostage

Alan Bock
Sense and Stubbornness

Doug Bandow
Uncle Sam and His Hostile Latin Relations

Praful Bidwai
China, India Make Progress – at No Cost to Pakistan

Ran HaCohen
Who Makes the Middle East?

Ivan Eland
Sanctions: Useless, or Worse Than Useless?

Nebojsa Malic
Bitterness, Irony, and Hope

Charles Peña
Worse Than Staying the Course

David R. Henderson
Milton Friedman: A Tribute

Sascha Matuszak
China's Little Capitalists

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