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The trial of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby is making headlines now, but here at Antiwar.com we saw the indictment of the vice president's powerful chief of staff coming from miles away. That's because we knew where to look – at the history of the "neocon network," as our Oct. 2, 2003, report put it, and Libby's role in lying us into war.

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Defense Rests, Libby and Cheney Won't Testify

National Security Experts Grim on Terror War

NATO Kills Taliban Commander, Several Civilians

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Somali Minister's House, Port Area Attacked

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Somalia: Explosives Discovered at Border


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Uganda Government, Rebels to Restart Talks


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