Today's Highlights

Militarism's Transmission Belt: Werther
Stumbling Toward Another War: Uri Avnery
America on the Downward Slope: Hiro/Engelhardt
War on Terror Failing: Eli Clifton
Asking the Wrong Questions on Iran: Tony Karon

 Warren Richey

Padilla Not Proven Guilty, Convicted Anyway

 Jorge Hirsch

First Strike Nukes On ‘Table’

 Lew Rockwell

Central Banking, Inflation and Empire

 Rep. Ron Paul

Republic or Empire? Easy Choice

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Sens. Levin, Warner Want Maliki Ouster


US Military Moves Toward Reducing Combat Role in Iraq

  US Media Curtails Iraq War Coverage
Sadr: Iraq's Government Is Near Its End

Bomb Kills Southern Iraqi Provincial Governor


Tuesday: 60 Iraqis Killed, 87 Wounded

US Arms Create New Divisions in Mideast
Experts: Surge, War on Terror Failing

Terrorism Index: World Less Safe


Foreign Policy Experts Take Negative View of Iraq Surge

America on the Downward Slope
by Dilip Hiro and Tom Engelhardt
Maliki Seeks a Lifeline in Syria
by Sami Moubayed
Military Interrogators Are Posing as Lawyers at Gitmo  by Sherwood Ross
Militarism's Transmission Belt
by Werther
Stumbling Toward Another War
by Uri Avnery
The Detainees Do Not Speak
by Dan Chiasson

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Abu Ghraib's Ex-Director Charged

Baquba Caught Between the US and al-Qaeda

Dick Cheney Iraq 'Quagmire' Video Hits the Web

Democratic Congressman Opposed Iraq War, Now Supports Longer Stay

Pentagon 'To Do' List Gives Little Hint of US Goals for Iraq

Obama Defends Pakistan Strike Vow

Totalitarian Pasts Haunt New Iraqi, Afghan Songs

War Has Made Baghdad Pre-Industrial
Today in Iraq

Iraq's Sunni Leadership Joins Reconciliation Talks

What Happened to the Husseins?

Jordan Won't Hand Over Saddam's Daughter

Iraq Trial Revives US 'Betrayal' of Kurds

Big Anti-US Demo by Sadr Supporters

Paper Claims Sistani Outburst Against Ruling Party

Monday: 1 GI, 60 Iraqis Killed; 67 Iraqis Wounded
Maliki in Syria

Iraqi PM Makes First Syria Visit

US Expects Iraq PM to Press Syria on Security

Occupying Iraq

British General Hints at Iraq Pullout

US Military Struggles to 'Defeat' IEDs

Report Slams Lack of Oversight of Contractors

Iraqi Interpreter Pleads for His Life to Britain

The War at Home

Sept. Iraq Report Could Shift Political Ground

Clinton, McCain Split on Iraq Pullout

Senators Offer Bleak Assessment of Iraq After Governor Killed

Clinton Warns Against Quick Iraq Pullout

Veterans Swap War for a College Education

US Army Seeks Laser Gun on Wheels

'War on Terror'

Padilla Case Seen as a Tainted Victory for Bush

Senator Upset With White House Response to Wiretap Subpoena

New Zealand Refuses Guantánamo Detainees

Lib-Dems Launch Attack on Brown's 'Surveillance Society'


Taliban, US in New Round of Peace Talks

Several Hostages in Afghanistan Go on Hunger Strike: Source


Pakistan Frees 'al-Qaeda Suspect'

Car Bomber Kills Three Soldiers in Northwest Pakistan

20 Killed in North Waziristan Army Attack

Pakistan PM: US Involvement Could Hurt Musharraf-Bhutto Talks

South Asia

12 Killed in Northern Sri Lanka

Pakistan Warns India Against Nuke Tests


Brits More Wary of Muslims Than Americans

Berlin Moves to Scrap Conscription

Kosovo Albanians Press for a Declaration of Independence


Colombians Hope Chávez Can Help Free Hostages


Iran Wants UN to Highlight Atomic Cooperation

Khamenei: US Sinking in Whirlpool


Lebanese Troops Pound Islamists

Lebanon Charges Islamist Fighters With Terrorism

Cluster Bomb Kills Hezbollah Member in Southern Lebanon

Lebanon Bars Production on Militia Follies

Hezbollah Defiant a Year After War

Hezbollah Aids Baby Sea Turtles


Six Hamas Soldiers Die in Israeli Missile Strike

US-Backed Campaign Against Hamas Expands to Charities

Europe Demands Hamas Guarantee on Electricity Before Restoring Fuel Shipments

A 'Better' West Bank Faces Roadblocks

Israeli Policewoman Suspended for Hitting Palestinian Kids at Checkpoint

Israeli High Court Presses State to Recognize Mosques as Holy Sites


Syrian Newspaper: US Pushing Israel to War

Putin Exports Russian Missiles to Syria


Turkey's Gul Fails to Win Presidency in First Vote

Report: Hijacker of Turkish Plane Went to al-Qaeda Camp


UN Approves Planning for Possible Force in Somalia

Rwanda Trains Somali Forces

Five More Killed in Clan Fighting in Central Somalia

Mogadishu Blast Wounds Four Near Peace Talks Venue

Govt Frees Two Journalists in Central Somalia


Row Over Darfur Death Numbers

Armed Men Attack Police in Darfur Refugee Camp


Uganda Mulls War Crimes Court

Uganda May Prosecute Rebels in New Special Court


Eritrean President Rebuffs US Terror Accusations

Opposition Detainees Freed in Ethiopia

Niger Delta Civilian Death Toll High, Says Militant Group


UN Agency May Have Hit Back at North Korea Whistleblower

South Korea, US Begin Annual Military Drill

Taiwan Shopping for Arms in US


Thai Vote Shows Division Among Classes Is Simmering


Terrorists Hit Back in Philippines

100 Filipino Workers Repatriated From Iraq


Russia Disappointed With US Over Georgia Missile

Russia Challenging US Dominance


Justin Raimondo
The Outer Limits

Sascha Matuszak
A Counterweight,
or a Bloc of Foes?

Alan Bock
Padilla Case a Source of Deep Shame for America

Doug Bandow
The Last Days of the Incas

Ivan Eland
The State Perpetuates Itself
by Failing

Philip Giraldi
Neolibs and Neocons,
United and Interchangeable

Nebojsa Malic
Statism as Disease

Charles Peña
Memo to Rep. Ron Paul

David R. Henderson
Remembering Hiroshima

Praful Bidwai
Nuke Deal: Breakthrough or Bad Bargain?

Ran HaCohen
Palestine: Blood Is in the Air

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