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They lied us into war – and, if there's any justice in this world, they have to pay for their crimes.

The War Party lied about "weapons of mass destruction." They lied about Iraq's "links" to al-Qaeda. They lied about Saddam's nonexistent nukes.

They lied about everything – and then scrambled to cover their tracks. In doing so, they committed a number of crimes along the way – outing a CIA agent, covering up a forgery, committing perjury, engaging in a criminal conspiracy, and perhaps even enabling espionage.

These thugs belong in jail. Won't you help us put them there?

For years we've been writing about their crimes, investigating the facts, and giving you the news you don't get in the "mainstream" media – and now that these multiple scandals are finally breaking, we are turning to you, our readers and supporters, for the help we need to stay online.

Way back in October 2003, we nailed Dick Cheney's office as the nesting place of the culprits and wrote that the Plame affair "throws the spotlight on an even bigger crime" – the fabrication of the case for war. We named names, and kept naming them, without fear or favor, and with a scrupulous attention to the facts.

Now it looks like federal prosecutors are taking up where the investigative journalists left off. For once, it's just possible that justice will be done: we have a chance to take back American foreign policy from the perpetrators of a criminal war, who have no sense of either legality or morality. But we can't do it without your help. Let's keep the pressure on!

Your contribution is absolutely essential – and now is the time to make it.

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Updated August 4, 2005 - 11:22 PM EDT
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Sudan Rebel Leader's Group Asks for International Probe Into Death

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Attack on Gaza Protest Backfires, Kills Palestinian Boy

Israel May Sue Settlers Who Resist Evacuation

Israeli Army Doubts Report That al-Qaeda Is Operating in Gaza

Islamic Jihad Denies Report It Will Halt Qassam Rocket Fire

Egyptian Officers Arrive in Gaza to Help Train Palestinian Police

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Italy to Take Command of International Force in Afghanistan

Austria Deploys 93 Non-Combat Troops to Afghanistan

Taliban Allegedly Targeting Afghan Clerics

Gunmen Kill Nine in Afghanistan

Afghan Women Show Greater Interest in Elections

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Two Killed in Istanbul Blast

British Businessmen Claim Torture in Dubai

Three Islamic Gunmen Killed in Algeria

Jordan's King Urges Palestinian Unity Ahead of Disengagement

Egypt Opposition Stages New Anti-Mubarak Demo

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Russia May Take Over US Airbase in Uzbekistan

Putin Barred From Beslan Tribute

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Taiwan Softens Stance on Air Links With China

Japan, China Bring Old Grievances Into New Era

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Miami Exiles Get Their Man Named to Cuba Post

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