Today's Highlights

Bush Got Iran Intel Last Winter: Gareth Porter
Turkey: Another Ally Lost: Philip Giraldi
Argue Like It's 1991: Justin Logan
To Die With the Philistines: Uri Avnery
US-Syria Détente on Hold: Khody Akhavi

 Karen Kwiatkowski

Tragedy and Hope

 Robert Dreyfuss

U.S. Still Backs Iran in Iraq

 Gareth Porter

Iran Lies Shift and Back Again

 Dilip Hiro

US Has Abused Iraq for a Long Time

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Updated December 18, 2007 - 11:25 PM EST
Turkey Withdraws From Iraq

Top Iraqi Kurd Refuses to Meet Rice Over Turkish Attack


US Helps Turkey Hit Rebel Kurds in Iraq

Pentagon Finds Little Long-Term Progress in Iraq
  Commander Warns Against Quick Iraq Troop Cut
  Report Gives Britain Low Marks for Reducing Violence in Iraq

Tuesday: 53 Iraqis Killed, 66 Wounded

Did Bush Get New Iran Intel Last Winter?

Iran Indicates It Is Building Another Nuclear Plant

Latest Violence in Afghanistan Kills More Than 30

US and Allies Review Afghanistan War as Attacks Soar

Judge Orders Hearing on CIA Videos


Judge: White House Logs Are Public

Another Milestone on the Road to Serfdom  by Scott Horton
Is Bush Stopped in His Tracks on Iran?  by Chris Hedges
How Not to Investigate the Destruction of the CIA Tapes  by Emily Bazelon
Torturing the Language of Torture
by Sheldon Richman
To Die With the Philistines  by Uri Avnery
Basra Is Not a 'Better Place'
by Maggie O'Kane

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Democrats Unveil Budget Bill That Meets Bush's Limits

Iraq's Sadr Not Quite Hezbollah Mold

Iraq Launches 1st Oil Tanker in 27 Years

Gays Living in Shadows of New Iraq

Assassination Jars Nascent US Détente With Syria

Japanese Ship Downs Missile in Pacific Test

A Grandfather's Suicide Bombing Puzzles Algerians

German FM Rejects Peaceful Nuclear Programs for Arabs

Official: Basra Handover Does Not Diminish Britain's Iraq Role
Today in Iraq

Iraq, Syria Sign Security Agreements

Truck Bomb Explodes Near Iraq's Largest Dam

One Killed in Mosul Truck Bomb

Body Riddled With Bullets Found Near Fallujah

21 Suspected Gunmen Arrested Under Baghdad Security Plan

Violence in Iraq Still Falling, but Pace of Decline Slows

Monday: 2 US Soldiers, 47 Iraqis Killed; 59 Iraqis Wounded

Iraq Parliament Condemns 'Cruel' Turkish Air Strikes

EU Urges Turkish Restraint After Iraq Strikes

Iraqi Kurds Agree to Postpone Key Vote on Oil City

Pentagon Giving Turkey Intelligence on PKK

Occupying Iraq

US, al-Qaeda Interpretations of British Withdrawal Clash

Predator Crashes in Iraq – 8th This Year

The War at Home

Richardson Rips Rivals, Media Over Iraq

Bush Pushes for Further War Funding

Dems Slam Diplomatic Downsizing as Untold Cost of War in Iraq

Congress Seeks Passport Rule Delay

'War on Terror'

Doctors: Gitmo Briton Near Suicide After Years of Torture

Hoekstra Says Congress Will Defy Justice Dept on CIA Tapes


Bush, Karzai to Hold Video Chats

German Kidnapped in Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, It's About Air Power, Too

Australian PM: NATO Must Do More to Stabilize Afghanistan


Pakistani Insurgents Join Forces on Afghan Border

Suicide Bomber Kills Nine Troops in Pakistan

Bhutto Warns of Anarchy if Elections Are Rigged

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka May Ban Rebels if Attacks Continue

Red Cross Says Volunteer Slain in Sri Lanka


Ex-Leader Thaksin Looms Large in Thailand's First Post-Coup Vote

Kyrgyzstan President's Party Wins Big

Seven Killed in Rebel Attack in Northeast India

China Scouts Colleges to Fill Ranks of Modern Army


Iran May Now Be Cooperating With US in Iraq

Russia Makes First Nuclear Fuel Shipment to Iran

Bush: Russian Offer Means Iran Should Freeze Nuclear Efforts

Palestinian Factions

Study: Hamas Maintaining Its Popularity in Gaza

Hamas 'Prepared' for Israeli Invasion

Abbas Rules Out Talks With Hamas

Fatah Says Hamas Responsible for Escalation of Violence in Gaza

Israel Frees Female Hamas Activist and Son Born in Prison

Freed Female Hamas Activist Calls for More Kidnappings

Israeli Air Strike Kills Three Islamic Jihad Men in Gaza


Senior Israeli Official: We Don't Need American Approval to Expand Settlements

Quartet Worries About Israel's Expansion

Russian FM Admonishes Israel, Palestinians

Sarkozy Calls for Independent Palestine

Palestinians Win $7 Billion Aid Vow

Israel Allows Palestinians to Get New Cell Phone Network

Israel's Lieberman: Making Nukes Easy, Only Takes a Few Months


Lebanon Presidential Vote Postponed for Ninth Time

Lebanese Leaders Seek to Salvage President Vote


Journalist Kidnapped in Somalia Is Said to Be Safe

Shelling Kills 12 in Somalia's Capital

Somalia: A Nation in Ruins


South Sudan Dangers Still Lurking

Nigerian Oilfield Militants Urge Unity Against Oil Corporations


Putin Says He Would Accept Job as PM

Russian Nuke Chief 'May Target' US Shield


Belarus Says US Sanctions Illegal

Poll: Czechs Still Oppose US Missile Shield, Want Vote


Former Uruguayan Dictator Detained

Venezuelans Tried to Bribe Miami Man, US Says

Venezuela Says US Trying to Divide Latin America

Fidel Castro Hints at Retirement


Justin Raimondo
The Huckster's Foreign Policy

Philip Giraldi
Turkey: Another Ally Lost

David R. Henderson
Don't Lean on the NIE

Alan Bock
Postwar Elections and Peace Prospects

Doug Bandow
Embarrassed to Explain US Foreign Policy

Nebojsa Malic
The Final Assault

Charles Peña
Bush's Surreal Iran Policy

Ivan Eland
Bush's Role in Bringing
Pakistan to the Abyss

Ran HaCohen
The Israeli Right Has a Peace Plan

Praful Bidwai
Nuke Deal May Trigger Midterm Polls in India

Sascha Matuszak
Chaos in the Great Game

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