Today's Highlights

The Lobby Strikes Back: Justin Raimondo
Insulating Bush From Blame: Murray Waas
Public Continues to Sour on Bush's Crusade: Lobe
Strange Idea of Freedom: James Bovard
Bush Wanted War: Richard Cohen

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Updated March 31, 2006 - 11:12 PM EST
US Raid on Shi'ite Shrine Was 'Warning'
Shi'ite Ayatollah Ignores Bush's Letter
Superpowers in Disarray Over Iran Sanctions
Iraq Bases Spur Questions Over US Plans
Israeli Warplanes Pound Gaza
Mosul Slips Out of Control as the Bombers Move In
First Amendment Issues Raised About Espionage Act
Public Continues to Sour on Bush's Crusade
Insulating Bush From Blame
by Murray Waas
Democracy: Iraq Votes,
Bush Vetoes
 by Ehsan Ahrari
A Strategy of Massacres  by Dave Lindorff
A Madness for War  by Derrick Z. Jackson
Strange Idea of Freedom  by James Bovard
Bush Wanted War  by Richard Cohen

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Putin Says Nukes Remain Top Priority
Protests Stop Rice's Mosque Visit in UK
Iraq Politician Says 1,700 Sunnis Killed in Unrest
American Hostage Jill Carroll Freed in Iraq
DM: Britain's Casualties of Iraq War Total 6,700
Judge Sharply Criticizes Post-9/11 Intel Overhaul
Pentagon Blocked Move to Stop Dumping Toxic Chemical in Water
Canada's Ignatieff Grilled Over Iraq, Torture Use
US Lifts Ban on Sale of Arms to Indonesia
Army Bans Use of Privately Bought Armor
Today in Iraq
US Worried About Iran Influence in Iraq Politics
Iraq Soldier Backs US on Deadly Raid
Iraqi Girl Tells of US Attack
Iraq Accuses US of Damaging Ancient City
As US Deaths in Iraq Decline, Civilian Violence Is on Upswing
Spotlight on Iraq Private Security Services
Jill Carroll Released
Freed US Journalist 'Treated Well'
Relieved Family of Released US Hostage Appeals for Privacy
Carroll: 'Like Falling Off a Cliff for 3 Months'
Military Not Involved in Carroll's Release
Jill Carroll Timeline
Iraq Party's Surprise Visit as Jill Carroll Freed
Other Hostages
US Official: Iraqis Are Most Likely Kidnap Victims
A Look at Foreigners Taken Hostage in Iraq
Iraqi Shopkeeper Still Haunted by Hostage Ordeal
Attacks Continue
Eight Oil Workers Killed in Iraq
US Soldier Killed, Another Wounded in a Blast in Baghdad
Iraq Gunmen Kill Police Commando, Lawyer
Violence in Iraq Forces Muslim Sects to Relocate
Developments in Iraq on March 31
Developments in Iraq on March 30
Global Iraq Fallout
Iran Still Ready for Talks With US on Iraq
Canada to Decide on US Deserter
Iraq War Veteran Seeking Asylum in Canada Tells Refugee Board of Atrocities
Indonesian Muslim Leaders Criticize Blair for His Role in Iraq
Russia Denies Pentagon Iraq Intelligence Allegations
Converting in Aghanistan
Italy Grants Refugee Status to Afghan Christian Convert
Afghan Convert Thanks Pope for Intervening
UN Defends Intervention in Afghan Convert Case
Christians in Afghanistan a Community of Faith and Fear
Seven Afghans Killed, Taliban Suicide Blast Wounds Seven
Taliban Continue Attacks in Afghanistan
Police Official and Brother Killed in Afghanistan
Namibian Killed in Afghanistan
Afghan Blast Targets Canadian Convoy
Afghanistan's Hair-Raising Highway
Two Killed in Pakistan Tribal Region
Pakistani Militant Leader Is Beaten
India Says Nuclear Deal Will Not Spark Arms Race
Leading Kashmir Rebels Ready for Talks, Truce With India
India Readies Plan Against Maoist Attacks
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Votes in Local Polls
Rebels, Navy Clash Off Sri Lanka
US Freezes Assets of Swiss Firm Over North Korea Links
Antiwar Protesters Catch US, South Korean Forces Off Guard
Thai Protesters Want Election Called Off
Thai Protesters' Push Pre-Poll
Blair Praises Indonesia's Moderate Islam During Visit
UK and Indonesia Pledge Terror Fight
UK May Normalize Defense Ties With Indonesia
Nepal Gunbattle Leaves Three Dead in New Fighting
US Takes Trade Fight With China to WTO
Many Hurt in Bangladesh Clashes
Young Surgeon's Wartime Diaries Help Reconcile Former US, Vietnamese Enemies
Russia Says Belarus Must Now Pay Market Price for Gas
Danish Muslims Sue Newspaper Over Drawings
Catalonia to Get More Powers
Algerian Gets 10 Years for Helping Paris Bombers
Democracy Has Been Slow to Come to Former Soviet Nations
In Other News
Paradise Regained – for a Few Days
Australian AG: Don't Worry About New Wiretapping Powers
At 9/11 Trial, Tale of Missteps and Management
Moussaoui Jurors Adjourn Without a Verdict
Moussaoui Jurors Ask Judge to Define 'Weapons of Mass Destruction'
The Ground Zero Grassy Knoll
Families Hear Harrowing Last Words on 9/11 Tapes
War on Terror
Osama Will Never Be Captured Alive: Bodyguard
July 7 Ringleader 'Slipped Out of Intelligence Net'
MI5 Facing Criticism Over Surveillance of 7/7 Bomber

British Security Services Cleared Over Bombings

US Military
Pentagon to Test a Huge Conventional Bomb
Plans for Massive Blast in Nevada Desert Draw Fire
Blackwater USA Says It Can Supply Forces for Conflicts
Pentagon Agency Says 'Prime Vendor' Program Remains Sound
Missile Defense Dreams and Realities
Mortar Malfunction Killed Soldier in Hawaii Drill
The War at Home
Chief of Staff Is Expected to Shake Up Two Key Teams
Censure: A Rebuke Rarely Exercised
Sen. Feingold's Charges Against Bush
Father of Man Beheaded in Iraq Runs for Congress
GOP Candidate Uses Photo of Turkey, Calls It Baghdad
Iran Rejects UN Demands to Halt Enrichment in 30 Days
Russia, China Oppose Iran Sanctions
Bush Enters Debate on Freedom in Iran
Iran to Stage Massive Gulf Military Exercise
Israeli Politics
Olmert Seeks Coalition Partners
Olmert Won't Exclude Any Party in Israel Coalition
Rice: US Might Back Unilateral Withdrawal From West Bank
Israeli DM: Increase Targeted Assassinations on Militants
Kadima Victory Is Disturbing for Some West Bank Settlers
Kadima Secures Extra Seat in Poll
Makeup of New Israeli Knesset
Palestinian Politics
New Palestinian Government 'Believes West Will Eventually Talk'
Palestinian Official Slams US Bias
Palestinian Minister Off to Bad Start: Bolton
Hamas Vows to Fight Occupation
West Bank Pullout Will Only Bring More Trouble, Says Hamas
Quartet Warns Hamas on Funding
Hamas Cabinet Faces Financial Crisis
Rice: Palestinian Aid Decision Coming Soon
Hamas Faces More Threats to Withhold Aid
Rice Contrasts Abbas With Hamas-Led Govt
Jordan's King Urges World to Maintain Aid to Palestinians
Three Israelis Killed in West Bank Settlement Attack
Israeli Planes Target Rocket Sites in Gaza: Military
Ex-Mossad Chief's Book Reveals New Details From Israel's Past
EU Mission Sees Gaza Plight Firsthand
Kurds in Turkey
Turkish Police Break Up Kurdish Protest
Kurd Unrest Escalates in Turkey
Middle East
Saudi Arabia Denies Nuclear Cooperation With Pakistan
Lebanon President Clashes With Anti-Syria Ministers
Chad Accuses Sudan of New Attack

Darfur Violence 'As Bad as Ever'

Ugandan War Toll 'Worse Than Iraq'
Pentagon Weighs Helping Libya Destroy Arms
Eastern Congo Militias on Offensive Before Polls
Nigerian Oil Unrest Quelled
Dutch Asked to Host Taylor War Crimes Trial
Mugabe Blasts Western Critics
Bush Seeks to Ease Distrust in North American Talks
Colombia Ready to Talk With FARC Rebels
Venezuela Takes on Exxon Mobil in Oil Play

Justin Raimondo
The Lobby Strikes Back

Charles Peņa
The Good, the Bad,
and the Ugly

Nebojsa Malic
City on the Edge of Forever

Ivan Eland
Top Ten Mistakes the Bush Administration Is Repeating from Vietnam

Alan Bock
Iraq Three Years On

David R. Henderson
The Myth of US Prosperity During World War II

Praful Bidwai
India's Russia Card Ups Nuclear Stakes

Sascha Matuszak

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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