Today's Highlights

The Feingold Option: Justin Raimondo
A Midwinter Night's Dream: Ran HaCohen
The New Saddam: Issandr El Amrani
Iran's Nuclear Myth Makers: Kaveh Afrasiabi
The Return of Shock and Awe?: Jacob Boas

If [America] becomes militant, it will be because its people choose to become such; it will be because they think that war and warlikeness are desirable.
William Graham Sumner
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Updated January 29, 2007 - 9:23 PM EST
Another Deadly Day: 454 Iraqis, 5 GIs Die
  Najaf Battle Foiled Attack on Shi'ite Clerics, Iraqis Say
  Iraq Claims US Soldiers Kill Hundreds From 'Apocalyptic Cult'
  US Helicopter Down in Iraq Battle, 2 Killed
  Turkish Parliament Debates Sending Troops to Occupy Northern Iraq
  1,500 Policemen Fired in Iraqi Province

Monday: 87 Iraqis Killed, 74 Wounded

Doubt Cast on Dire Exit Scenarios
  Iraqi Govt Cultivates Ties to Democrats
  Bush's Portrayal of Iraq Edges Closer to Critics'
  US, Britain Diverge on Troops in Iraq
Iran Reveals Plan to Expand Role in Iraq
  How US Is Putting More Heat on Iran
  Young Iranians Warn Pressure Could Strengthen Hardliners
  Iran Wants to Review Plan That Delays Sanctions
  Cheney: 2nd Carrier Sends 'Strong Signal' That US Will Stay in the Gulf
Suicide Bomber Kills Three in Israeli Resort
  State Dept: Israeli Use of Cluster Bombs Violated Arms Deal Terms
Our Delusional Hedgehog
by Harold Meyerson
The Return of Shock and Awe?
by Jacob Boas
Money Can't Close the Sectarian Divide in Lebanon  by Robert Fisk
The New Saddam  by Issandr El Amrani
The Presidential Tap Dance  by Jacob Sullum
The Dawn of Peace  by Masumba David

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Today in Iraq
Tribal Sheiks Wield Influence in Restive Anbar
Gunmen Slay Shi'ite Official in Baghdad
Saddam Cousin Acknowledges Giving Orders
Sunday: 452 Iraqis, 5 GIs Killed; 182 Iraqis Injured; US Helicopter Shot Down
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Iraq's Battlefield Slang
Global Iraq Fallout
Iraq's Deputy PM Chides US and Iran
For Iraq, Neighbors Are Key
Arab Envoy's Resignation Denied

Japan DM Ignores US Demand to End Criticism

British Defense Secretary Arrives in Baghdad
'Little Iraq' Emerges in Neighboring Jordan
US to Try Dutch Citizen on Iraq Terror Charges
US Politicians on Iraq
Bush Backers in Congress Seek Iraq 'Benchmarks'
Clinton: US Out of Iraq by January '09
Clinton Defends Iraq War Support in Iowa Campaign
Brownback Knocks Down Lieberman Claim That Iraq Resolutions 'Encourage the Enemy'
Cheney Responds to Hagel's Criticism
Dick Cheney: The Man Without Doubt
Kucinich: Bush's Provocative Actions Against Iran 'Could Lead to Impeachment'
Vietnam Memories Force Warner to Raise Voice on Iraq
Bush Reiterates Commitment to Troop Increase
US Congress Weighs Its Role on Iraq
The War at Home
Libby Trial Shows Unsealed Lips in CIA
US Diplomatic Initiatives Aim to Show It's Not 'All Iraq, All of the Time'
For Negroponte, Move to State Dept. Is a Homecoming
Marine's Death Hits Reporter She Had Helped
Robert Drinan, Antiwar Catholic Priest, Elected as Voting Member of Congress, Dies
US Military
Stretched by Wars, Military Retreats From Drug Fight
Pentagon Seeks Creative Ways to Entice Recruits
Gates Hopes to Minimize Forced Extensions for Troops
Navy Ends Search for 3 Helicopter Crew Members
'War on Terror'
Imad Mughniyah: The Return of a Superterrorist
Think Tank: British Moves Against Islamists Only Making Situation Worse
Guantanamo Muslim Adviser Treads Lightly
Battles of Britain
Confidence in Tony Blair Slumps to All-Time Low
I Am Not Finished Yet, Says Blair
Young British Muslims More Seized by Political Islam: Poll
Prison Overcrowding Doesn't Stop Britain From Jailing Peace Protester
Northern Ireland
Sinn Fein Backs Protestant-Catholic Police Plan
Russia Turns to Spin to Redefine Itself and Reassure the West
El Salvador
Former Salvadoran Foes Share Doubts on War
Iran Looks to Russia as Global Mediator
Russia Committed to Launching Iranian Nuclear Plant on Schedule
Iran Closes Border Crossings With Iraq

How the Saudis Plan to Put Oil Squeeze on Iran

Saudi King Warns Iran Over Alleged Attempts to Convert Sunnis
Egypt Paper Blames Iran for Murder of Diplomat
Iranian Cleric Calls for Freeing Political Prisoners
Gaza Death Toll at 26 as Clashes Continue
No Clear Winner Emerging From Gaza Fight
Gaza Street Battles Eclipse Talks
Gazans Seek Refuge From Hamas, Fatah Gun Battles
Gunmen Seize Senior Fatah Commander in Gaza
Abbas Escapes Assassination Attempt
Sources: Abbas Forces Amassing Arms
Palestinian Rivals Welcome Saudi Talks to Halt Violence
Poll: Abbas, Fatah Would Win New Palestinian Ballots
Israeli Govt Gets First Muslim Minister
Hezbollah Leader Vows to Fight Back if US Operations Target Them
Israeli Spokesman: Littering Lebanon With Cluster Bombs Was 'Self-Defense'
Hezbollah Chief Accuses Lebanon Leaders of Stirring Conflict
Lebanon Faces Prospect of Civil War
Violence Reinforces Fear in Beirut
Ghosts of Lebanon's Tortured Past Rising
Lebanese Schools to Remain Closed Until February Amid Clashes
Six Yemeni Troops Killed in Clashes With Shi'ite Leader's Followers
US House Speaker Pelosi, Afghan President Discuss Troop Strength in Afghanistan
Mixed Emotions Greet Taliban Recruiters
Ex-Taliban Leader Shot Dead in Kabul
Worry Follows Soldiers to Afghanistan
Italians Assess Participation in Afghanistan
Pakistan on Alert After Bomber Kills 16
Pakistan Faces a Less-Friendly US Congress
Pakistan Hands Over 131 Afghans to Afghan Authorities
India to Set Up Air Defense Command
Kashmir Cops Held After Youth Disappears
Sri Lanka
Defections Shatter Sri Lanka’s Peace Deal
Sri Lanka Opposition Vows to Discipline Defectors
Sri Lanka Conflict Boosted by International Bias, Rebels Say
Adviser to Group of Pro-Pyongyang Scientists Facing Arrest
Bangladesh Seeks Army Assistance for Elections
Gunmen Attack Somali Police Stations
US: If Foreign Troops Don't Replace Ethiopians, Somali Govt Could Collapse in Months
Nigerians Burn Police Station in Raid

Justin Raimondo
The Feingold Option

Ran HaCohen
A Midwinter Night's Dream

Nebojsa Malic
And the Winner Is…

Doug Bandow
China Rising: The Next Global Superpower

Praful Bidwai
Doomsday Clock Ticking Faster

Ivan Eland
Rebellion Over Iraq:
Son Against Father

Charles Peña
92,000 More Soldiers?

David R. Henderson
Ford: A Lincoln and an Imperial(ist)

Alan Bock
Clearing Decks or Rearranging Deck Chairs?

Sascha Matuszak
China's Little Capitalists

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