Today's Highlights

Man on GOP Horseback?: Justin Raimondo
Stopping the Next War: Pat Buchanan
Many Jews Questioning Israel: Karon/Engelhardt
The Surge Scam: Leon Hadar
Are Republicans Crazy?: Doug Bandow

 Andrew Tilghman

The Myth of al Qaeda in Iraq

 Michael Scheuer

All But Paul ‘Marching to al Qaeda’s Drum’

 Gareth Porter

No Good Reason to Attack Iran

 Eric Boehlert

American TV and Print Give Up Covering the War

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Updated September 14, 2007 - 10:47 PM EDT
Bush Outlines 'Enduring Relationship'
  White House Says Iraq Lags on Benchmarks
  Iraq Improved on Only One of 18 Benchmarks Since July Assessment
  Bush Says US Role in Iraq Will Extend Past His Term
  Number of Soldiers to Be Left in Iraq Remains Unclear
In Iraq, Bush Message Eases Pressure to Reform
  Killing Blows Apart Bush's Hopes to Pacify Iraq
  US Troops Detain Iraqi Army Commander
  Friday: 4 US Soldiers, 42 Iraqis Killed, 19 Wounded
Anti-Iran Drumbeat Continues
  Trouble on the Iran-Iraq Border
  Tehran Walks a Tactical Tightrope
15 Pakistan Commandos Slaughtered in Mess Hall Blast
  Pakistani Choppers Kill Scores of Rebels in 'bin Laden Territory'
  75 Killed in Fighting Around Afghanistan
Despite Backlash, Many Jews Are Questioning Israel  by Tony Karon and Tom Engelhardt
Nixing Bush Might Not Avoid Iran War  by Trita Parsi

The Surge Scam: Getting Rid of the Goat  by Leon Hadar

Stopping the Next War  by Pat Buchanan
Force of Gravity  by Bruce Fein
More False Optimism on Iraq
by Steve Chapman

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Text of the President’s Address
Bush: US 'Blessed' by Dead Michigan Soldier's Sacrifice
A Look at Bush's Assertions About Iraq
Sheikh's Killing a Blow to Bush
US Defends Sectarian Death Figures
As War Goes On, Military Contributions Surge to Democrats and Ron Paul
CNN: Mystery 9/11 Aircraft Was Military 'Doomsday Plane'
1,000 Marines Now Dead in Two Wars
Iraq Policy Facelift
Why Officers Differ on Troop Reduction
Petraeus: US Has to 'Do Math' on Troops in Iraq
White House: Little Improvement in Iraq
Fact Check: After the Speech
Bush: Multiple Messages and Audiences
Petraeus: No Need to Disband Weak Iraq Police
Death of a Sheikh
Sheikh's Death Threatens US 'Success' in Anbar Province
Some Mourn, but Others Celebrate Death of 'Traitor'
Brother of Slain Sheik Will Take Over Anbar Council
US Blames 'Outrageous' Killing on al-Qaeda
Today in Iraq
No Refuge Within or Outside the Country
Army Interpreters Told to Leave Basra
Sadrist Bloc Denies Talks With US, British Forces
US Releases 43 Iraqi Detainees for Ramadan
Iraq al-Qaeda Issues Video of US Pilot Killed in Crash
US Forces Kill, Detain 95 al-Qaeda Members in Northern Baghdad
Thursday: 41 Iraqis Killed, 20 Wounded
The War at Home
Poll: Americans Still Skeptical About Bush's Iraq Policy
Bush's Speech: Treading Water
Dems Vow to Fight Bush's 'Endless' Strategy
'08 Hopefuls Harden Iraq Views
Pro-Bush Group Airs New War Ads
Poll: 64% Agree With Court Ruling on PATRIOT Act
US Military
Army Officer Thought Death Was 'The Right Decision,' Says Mom
Keepsake Book Speaks to Deployed Parents' Children
Fallujah Marine Pleads Not Guilty
'War on Terror'
Pentagon Censors 9/11 Suspect's Tape
Talking to al-Qaeda? Don't Rule It Out, Some Say
Visions of Osama bin Laden
Spy Master Admits Misstatements to Congress
The Case of the Guantanamo Lawyer, the Detainees and the Illegal Pairs of Pants
British Musicians Sue After Being Kicked Off Budget Airline as 'Terror Suspects'
Rising Violence in Russia's Ingushetia
Putin Nominee Adds to Questions About Succession Plans
Conditions Rougher at Some UK Bases Than in Afghanistan
Activists Arrested in Austria Over Afghanistan Threats
Somalia Government Ridicules Opposition Gathering in Eritrea
Regional Ruler Escapes Assassination in Central Somalia
Police Officer Shot Dead in Mogadishu
Somali Curfew Lifted for Ramadan
Somalis in Exile Send Home Rap Tracks of Peace
US Oil Firm Pulls Out of Sudan
Uganda: Over 20 Citizens Killed in Sudan
Gunmen Hit US Military Plane in Mali
EU Force for Central African Republic Must Halt Army Abuses, Rights Group Says
Indian Army to Join UN Probe on Congo Gold Smuggling
Aussie PM Howard Signals End to Political Career
Israel Urgers Tougher Sanctions on Iran
Russia Rejects Tougher Stance on Iran
State Department Defends Iran Diplomacy
European Union Fends Off US Laws on Iran
Iran Executes Three Suspects Charged With Terrorism
Leader Allows American's Burial in Iran
Iranian FM, Russian Nuclear Chief Hold Talks on Bushehr
Iran's FM in Beijing for Talks on Nuclear Dispute
China Welcomes Iran-IAEA Nuclear Plan
Report: Turkish Military Assisted in Israeli Attack on Syria
Murky Raid Heats Up Syria-Israel Tension
Syria to Drop Visa Demand for Iraqis During Ramadan
EU Waiting for Right Political Climate to Seal Syria Accord
As Ramadan Begins, Palestinian Factions Bicker
Hamas Orders Gaza-Based Militants Not to Attack Crossings
Palestinian Group Announces Month-Long Rocket Attacks Against Israel
Israeli Military Fires Missile at Car in Gaza
Palestinian Jihad Militants Escape Israeli Air Strike
Israel Snubs Tony Blair in New Envoy Role
Israeli Arab Youth Group Calls for Boycott of 'National Service'
Kurdish Separatists Open Fire at Police Headquarters South East Turkey
Turkish Investigators Hunt Suspect in Foiled Ankara Bombing
Turkey Plans to Build Fence on Its Borders With Iraq
Middle East
Four Israeli Warplanes Violate Lebanese Airspace
Egypt Faults US for Inactivity on Mideast Peace
Red Cross: Civilians Suffer as Fighting Spreads in Afghanistan
Conditions Rougher at Some UK Bases Than in Afghanistan
Canadian Soldiers Brace for Bombings in Afghanistan as Ramadan Begins
Suspected Suicide Bomber Killed in Afghanistan
Bangladeshi Aid Worker Shot Dead in Afghanistan
Last Afghanistan De-Miners Freed
Poland Plans to Extend Troops' Presence Afghanistan
British Paratrooper at Center of 1990 Shooting Controversy Deployed to Afghanistan
Fighting in Waziristan as Negroponte Visits Pakistan
Musharraf Asks US to Shun Negativism
Time Pressure for Pakistan Deal
Report: Pakistan Eyeing French Weaponry
Sharif Was 'Tricked' and Forced to Fly Back to Saudi Arabia
Sharif Supporters Released
Waziristan Combatants Make Conflicting Claims
US Expert Calls Trip to North Korea 'Useful'
25 Injured in Clashes With Army in Indian Kashmir
China Emerges as Leader in Cyberwarfare
Sri Lanka Air Force Bombs Suspected Tamil Rebel Camp
Phones Cut at Myanmar Opposition HQ

Justin Raimondo
Petraeus: GOP Man on Horseback?

Doug Bandow
Are Republicans Crazy?

Philip Giraldi
Henry Kissinger: Realist, or Neocon?

David R. Henderson
9/11, Six Years Later

Alan Bock
Waiting for Gen. Petraeus

Praful Bidwai
Five-Nation Naval Drill Presages 'Asian NATO'?

Nebojsa Malic
Drawing the Line

Charles Peña
Close, but No Cigar

Sascha Matuszak
Politicize It

Ivan Eland
The State Perpetuates Itself
by Failing

Ran HaCohen
Palestine: Blood Is in the Air

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