Today's Highlights

Of Course There Is an Israel Lobby: Edward Peck
Iran Showdown Tests Power of Israel Lobby: J. Lobe
Human Costs of Bombing Iran: M. Rothschild
The Unbearable Smugness of Being: Nebojsa Malic
Army Looking for a Few Good Rabbis: Kwiatkowski

There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
John Adams
Original Letters Blog Casualties of War Contact Donate

Updated April 12, 2006 - 11:20 PM EDT
US: Iran Could Make Nuke in 16 Days
Political Turmoil Leaves Iraq Adrift

Over 20 Dead in Iraq Mosque Car Bombing

Other Attacks Kill 13 More, Including 3 US Troops

Iraqi Politician Warns of 'River of Blood'
Prosecutor Links White House to CIA Leak
US Pushed WMD Claim Despite Counter-Evidence
Iran Insists Enrichment Goal Is Peaceful
Iran Showdown Tests Power of Israel Lobby
US Iran Strike Planning 'Similar to Iraq'
American Death Toll in Iraq Rises Again
Of Course There Is an Israel Lobby
by Edward Peck
US Army Is Looking for a Few Good Rabbis  by Karen Kwiatkowski
Why Saddam Is Laughing All the Way to the Gallows  by Peter F. Spalding
Running Out of Patience in Iraq
by Georg Mascolo and Bernhard Zand
Defining Defense Down  by James Harkin
Padilla Can't Wait  by Aziz Huq

More Viewpoints

Read more
With One Filing, Prosecutor Puts Bush in Spotlight
Shi'ites Fail to Solve Jaafari Dispute
Retired General's Iraq Critique Hits a Nerve at the Pentagon
Agencies Removed Declassified Papers From Public Access – Secretly
Palestinians Who Target Soldiers Not Terrorists: Israel FM
Pakistan Bomb Blast at Religious Gathering Kills 47
Oil Prices Rise Above $69 a Barrel
Bush Appears to Lose Another Iraq War Ally in Italy's Berlusconi
Today in Iraq
Iran-Make Weapons Cache Discovered in Iraq
A Town Without Law, Much Less Order
Mixed Iraqi Households Provide Hope
Doctors, NGOs Warn of High Infant Mortality in Basra
Baghdad Worst City in the World
Iraqi Politics
Rivalry for Shiite Leadership Complicates Deadlock in Iraq's Govt Talks
Jaafari's Chances of Keeping Power in Iraq Recede
Iraq Parliament Date to Be Announced Wednesday
Shi'ite Alliance Party Ready to Name Jaafari Replacement
Attacks Continue
Violence Claims 14 Lives in Iraq
US Reports 5 More Troops Killed in Iraq
Three Iraqi Army Recruits Shot Dead in Mosul
Bomb Attack on Bus Kills Three People in Baghdad
Unrelenting Violence Drains Iraq Blood Supply
Palestinians Latest Casualty of Iraq Conflict

Developments in Iraq on April 12

Developments in Iraq on April 11
Iraq Occupation
US Turns Over New Abu Ghraib Photo
US Moves Toward Troop Reductions in Iraq: Report
Air Force Chief Predicts Long Iraq Mission
US-Led Forces Must Stay 3-5 More Years: Iraqi General
Troops Learn to Not Offend
Sergeant Re-Enlists After Losing Hand in Iraq IED Attack
Rumsfeld Rebuts Critics, Backs Iraq Policy
Top General Defends Prewar Planning for Iraq
US Corners Iraq Wheat Market
Global Iraq Fallout
Mubarak Roils Arab Summit on Iraq
Iraq Boycotts Arab Meeting Over Mubarak Comments
Iraqi Cleric Regrets Iraq's Absence From Arab League Meeting
Saudi Denies Security Barrier With Iraq
Officer Who Refused Iraq Tour Ordered to Stop 'Grandstanding'
Australian Media Scorns Ministers in Bribery Probe
Seven Afghan Children Killed in Rocket Strike
Afghan Bombers Injure Three UK Soldiers
Afghan Militants' Shift to Roadside Bombings, Suicide Attacks Proves 'Successful,' US Says
90 Injured as Nepal Protests Continue Unabated
Police Fire on Nepal Protesters
Nepal Forces to Conduct Search of Homes
Nepal Clamps Curfew on Tense Capital for Fourth Day
Nepal King Pushing Parties Towards Maoists
Nepal Protests Grow Increasingly Violent
Options Narrow for Nepal's King
World Outcry Mounts at Nepal Crisis
Nepal Police Arrest Tourist Protesters
Sri Lanka
Tamil Rebels Blow Up Bus, 12 Sailors Killed
Sri Lanka Rebels Threaten Boycott of Peace Talks
US Envoy Won't Meet With North Korea Nuclear Negotiator
Talks Continue at North Korea Forum in Japan
Japan Confronts North Korea on Abductions
Philippine Troops Kill Militant Commander
Japan to Offer Cash, Loans for US Troop Move
Three Shot Dead in Kashmir
Venezuela Blasts US Envoy on Coup Anniversary
Venezuela Urges US Ambassador to Share Plans Amid Diplo-Row
Venezuela Presses for Spanish Military Deals
Iran Confirms Uranium Production
US Denounces Iran Nuclear Announcement
Is Iran Next? The Calculus of Military Strike
Enrichment Is Only a First Step for Iran

Bush Says US Committed to Iran Diplomacy

Iran Says Ready to Sign Non-Aggression Pact With Region
Riyadh Seeks Russian Help to Prevent US Strike on Iran
The War at Home
Prewar Intelligence Probe Grinds Toward End as Parties Accuse Each Other of Delay
Prosecutor in CIA Leak Case Corrects Part of Court Filing
  Gallup: Most Americans Critical of President in CIA Leak Case
Newt Gingrich: Pull Out of Iraq, Get Ready to Attack Iran
11% Rise in Gas Prices Expected
Native Americans Want 'Bunker Buster' Test Stopped
Guard Recruiters Try Realism and Succeed
Councilman Refuses Oath Over Iraq War
Iraq War Documentary Truth to Be Told
War on Terror
Security Lapse Reveals Secrets of Air Force One
Efforts to Secure US Borders 'Have Slowed Since 9/11'
Pentagon Attack Recalled at Moussaoui Trial
Lawyers Seek Leak Sources in Anthrax Suit
Local Cell, Web Role Link London and Madrid Probes
Palestinian Politics
Abbas Offers to Resume Peace Talks
UN Limits Contacts With Hamas Government
Palestinian President Takes Control of Gaza Border
Gaza Attacks Are on Rise as Factions Vie for Power
Bank Crisis Pushes Hamas Gov't to Brink
Palestinians Feel Pinch
Freed – With a Huge Debt and Empty Purse
Norway Foreign Minister Catches Flak for Freezing Palestinian Aid
Ariel Sharon's Legacy
Sharon Declared Permanently Incapacitated
Israel Declares End to Sharon Rule
Sharon's Legacy of Controversy
Israel Vows to Intensify Gaza Bombardments
Envoy: US Supports Road Map but Understands Unilateral Move
Incoming Hadash Lawmaker: Planning Policy Is Anti-Arab
Army Used Two Palestinians as Human Shields in Bethlehem Invasion
British Attorney General Asked to Act on Men Shot in Gaza
Case Against 4 Turkish Journalists Dropped
Turks Detain Suspected Kurdish Militants
Middle East
Egypt Frees 900 Islamist Militants
Former Kuwaiti Gitmo Detainees on Trial
Syria Urged to Free Political Prisoners
Italy Faces Gridlock After Vote
Slim Margin Could Mean Paralysis in Italy
The Loser Cries Foul as Italy Welcomes New Man at the Top
Overseas Vote Proves Critical in Italy
Spanish Judge Charges 29 Over Madrid Train Bombings
Europeans 'See Need' for Power to Snoop
Chad Rebels Attack Refugee Camp
Sudan: Peace Agreement May Collapse, Warns Crisis Group
Annan Deeply Concerned About Increased Fighting Along Sudan's Borders
Peru Awaits Runoff Poll Line-Up
Garcia Leads Race for Runoff Spot in Peru Vote
Ex-President Fujimori's Daughter Wins Peru Congress Seat

Justin Raimondo
Smear and Fear

Nebojsa Malic
The Unbearable Smugness of Being

Ivan Eland
Is Veneration of the Military Good for the Republic?

Praful Bidwai
Indo-US Nuclear Deal Takes Flak, No Eject Option

Alan Bock
France: Reinforcing Addiction

Sascha Matuszak
Getting a Piece of the Pie

David R. Henderson
Conversation With a Few Good Men (and Women)

Charles Peña
The Good, the Bad,
and the Ugly

Ran HaCohen
Hamas and Israel: Rival Twins

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

Matthew Barganier
Et Tu, Pat?

Additional Contributors

Reproduction of material from any original pages
without written permission is strictly prohibited.
Copyright 2006