Today's Highlights

Espionage and the 1st Amendment: Justin Raimondo
Farewell to Ground Zero: Schell/Engelhardt
The Fuhrer Principle: Paul Craig Roberts
Talking About the Constitution: Scott Horton
A Perfect Geopolitical Storm: Leon Hadar

During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.
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Updated February 17, 2006 - 11:08 PM EST
Libya: 11 Dead in Clash Over Cartoons

War Spending Nears Half Trillion Dollars

Senate Rejects Wiretapping Probe

Rice Admits 'Mistakes' in Iraq
Outrage Spreads in Iraq Over New Images
2 Marine Choppers Crash Off Coast of Djibouti, 10 Missing
Iraq's Gas Pumps Buried Under Mountain of Debt

Bush Faces Big Choices as Hamas Takes Reins

Italy: Recruiting Suicide Bombers Ruled Not Terrorism
As Long As We're Talking About the Constitution…  by Scott Horton
Conservatives Endorse the Fuhrer Principle  by Paul Craig Roberts
An Inglorious Day for Parliament and Liberty  The Telegraph (UK)
Farewell to Ground Zero
by Jonathan Schell and Tom Engelhardt
All the King's Men  by Karen Kwiatkowski
Will We Let Jill Carroll Be Killed?
by Peter Singer

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New Abu Ghraib Abuse Photos (graphic)
TV Report on Abu Ghraib Photos and Video (graphic)

Salon Exclusive: The Abu Ghraib Files

US: Iraqi Death Squad Members Detained

Poll: Fewer Americans Think US Is Winning in Iraq

White House Readies Iraq Spending Request

UN Report on Gitmo [pdf]

US Rejects UN Report on Gitmo as 'al-Qaeda Lies'

Growing Concern in Europe Over US Plans for Long, Drawn Out, Global War

Thai Militants Learn From Iraq Insurgency

UK Judge: US Concept of Torture Different From Most Civilized Countries

Mixed Messages on Japan's Iraq Pullout Plans
Abu Ghraib Pictures

New Abu Ghraib Images Disgust Iraq

Latest Abu Ghraib Pictures Threaten to Inflame Anger in Iraq

Iraqis Urge Calm Over Abu Ghraib Images

Iraqis Say Saddam Could Exploit Abu Ghraib Images

New Abu Ghraib Pictures Anger Arab Nations

Iraq Abuse Images Aggravate Arab Hostility to West

Will US Press Publish New Abu Ghraib Photos?

Attacks Continue

Six Killed in Baghdad Car Bombing

Security Incidents in Iraq, Feb. 17

Security Incidents in Iraq, Feb. 16

Iraqi Politics

Support Erodes for Jaafari's Second Term as PM

Bumpy Road Ahead to Iraq's First Full Government

Iraqi Shi'ite Bloc Showing Cracks

Iraq Today
Iraqi Interior Ministry to Probe Death Squads

When Bombs Go Off, Iraqi Glaziers Follow

Iraq Calls on US to Hand Over Detainees

Watching Saddam's Trial Now Requires Retina Scan

Iraq Economy Falls Below Prewar Levels

Iraqi Govt Asks Danish Troops to Stay


France: Iran Has Secret Military Nuke Program

Russia Warns US Against Striking Iran

Russia Sets Conditions to Back Iran Nuclear Plan

Karzai: Iran Can Decide Own Nuclear Direction

Rice Calls Iran 'Central Banker of Terrorism'


Six Killed in New Taliban Attacks in Afghanistan

UN Security Council Unanimously Endorses 'Afghanistan Compact'

Coalition Troops Fire Two More Rockets From Afghanistan Into Pakistan


Pakistan Protests Alleged Indian Airspace Violation

India Protests Killing of Fisherman by Pakistan Forces

US-India Deal Uncertain Ahead of Bush Visit

India Says Kashmir Situation Improving


Army on 'Major' Nepal Offensive

Nepal's Maoist Rebels Confident of Victory


Rice Says UN Must Push Syria on Hariri Inquiry

Syria Reforms to Lure Investors

Lebanese PM Condemns Flow of Arms From Syria

UN Presses Lebanon Over Hezbollah Weapons Claim


Congolese Strife Lingers On

Border Zone Between Ethiopia and Eritrea Remains Tense, UN Says

Two Die in Uganda Election Shooting

Nigerian Military Launches Attack on Targets in Niger Delta

Ugandan Election Marred by Opposition Deaths

Uganda Says It Attacked Rebel Chief in Sudan

In Rwanda, Suicides Impede Road to Justice and Closure


Preval Declared Winner of Haiti Elections

Joy Greets Preval Victory in Violent Haiti Slum

US Welcomes Preval's Presidential Win in Haiti


Colombia to Bomb FARC Guerrillas

Venezuela Boosts Reserves to Two Million

Venezuela Puts Pressure on OPEC to Cut Its Output


Lack of Funds Keeping EU From Building Its Own Army

Serbia: Kosovo Status Talks 'in 20 Years'

Zapatero Open to Talks With Basque Separatists

Sweden Arrests Suspected Spy From Unnamed Country

Belarus Faces Election Standoff

Spying on Americans

Judge: US Must Release Domestic Spying Docs

Senator: White House Agrees to Spy Law Change

NSA Scoop or Just Bad Writing?

Justice Dept. Argues Against Ashcroft NSA Spying Testimony

Leaks and Whistles

Cheney Mishap Takes Focus Off CIA Leak

Cheney's Power to Declassify May Help Libby's Defense

A Surge in Whistleblowing, and Reprisals

Senator May Seek Tougher Law on Leaks

War at Home

Three Arrested During Vermont Antiwar Rally

Iraq War Veterans Fight for US Congress Seats

Grannies Raise Antiwar Call

PATRIOT Act Co-Author Urges Dismissal of AIPAC Spy Charges

FBI Investigating Attacks on Detroit-Area Mosque

Gonzales Cites Terrorism, Corruption as Priorities

War on Terror

Al-Qaeda Documents Show Inner Struggles, Strategies

Civil Liberties Fear as US Terror Suspect List Rises to 325,000

PATRIOT Act Moves Closer to Renewal

Senator Feingold's Statement Against the PATRIOT Act

Guantánamo Britons Win Court Victory

Aussie: Bin Laden Ordered Me to Topple Government

US Military

Hidden History of US Germ Testing

Ex-Army Rangers Accused of Iraq Fraud

Cartoon Violence

Muslim Boycotts Hurt Danish Firms

Iran Renames Danish Pastries

Fourth Day of Pakistan Cartoon Protests

Pakistani Riots About More Than Cartoons


Hamas-Moscow Talks in Early March

Moscow Courts Hamas in Effort to Revive Middle East Influence

Hamas Nominates 'Pragmatist' PM

Hamas Readies for Government, Israel Prepares Sanctions

Hamas Wants Off US Terror List

Hamas Leader Seeks to Woo Turkey

Turkey to Demand Hamas Recognize Israel, Disarm


Israeli Defense Proposes Palestinian Travel Ban

Israel Plans Harsh Sanctions Against Gaza

Palestine Haunted by Prospect of Economic Blockade

Palestinians Prepare for the Changing of the Guards

Army Sets Up 'Israeli-Only' Crossings From West Bank

Israeli MPs Blast Building of Museum on Muslim Graves


Arroyo Orders All-Out War Against Philippine Communist Army

5,500 US Troops Set to Join in Large-Scale War Games in Philippines


US Ship to Bring Missile Defense Shield to Japan

US Asks Japan to Pay for Moving Marines Off Okinawa


US Claims Commercial Photos Show Chinese Nuke Buildup

Shut-Down Chinese Newspaper Reopening


US Announces Major New Pacific Wargames

Azerbaijan Opposition Calls for War With Armenia

North Korea Marks Kim's Birthday With Anti-US Rhetoric

Georgia's Parliament Demands Russian Troops Withdraw

New Zealand's Last Colony Votes Down Independence

FBI Could Help Probe Kazakh Opposition Leader's Killing


Justin Raimondo
Espionage and the
First Amendment

Charles Peña
More Defense Spending,
Less Security

Nebojsa Malic
A Resurgence of Lies

Ivan Eland
Restoring the Rule of Law and Constitutional Government

Praful Bidwai
Snags Surface in India-US Nuclear Deal

Sascha Matuszak

Alan Bock
Another Stellar Week in the War on Terror

David R. Henderson
Why Libertarians Should be Critical of War

Ran HaCohen
Hamas and Israel: Rival Twins

Joseph Stromberg
An Anti-Imperialist's Reading List: Part Two

Matthew Barganier
Et Tu, Pat?

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