Today's Highlights

'Diplomatic' Terrorism: Justin Raimondo
China Won the War on Terror: Leon Hadar
The Billion-Dollar Baghdad Embassy: Leigh Saavedra
In Terror War, All Names Not Equal: William Fisher
America's Desaparecidos: Bob Herbert

A great war leaves the country with three armies - an army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an army of thieves.
German proverb
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Updated April 21, 2006 - 10:25 PM EDT
CIA Fires Secret Prison Report Leaker
Shi'ites Pick Jaafari Ally for New PM
Iraq War Costs May Hit $1 Trillion
CIA Officer Fired for Leaking Secret Prison Report
Sources: Iran Exile Back on US Payroll
Grand Jury Hears Evidence Against Rove
Oil Reaches New High of $75 a Barrel
Israel Preparing to Retake Gaza, May Target PA Cabinet
Six Iraqi Soldiers Captured, Shot to Death
Six Police, US Soldier, Killed in Afghan Violence
US Intel Chief: Iran Still Years Away From Having Nukes
Bush Approval at New Low: 33%
Nepal King Says He Will Hand Power to the People
The Billion-Dollar Baghdad Embassy  by Leigh Saavedra
Donald Rumsfeld: Genius or Hero?
by Art Levine
Walking the White House Plank
by Sidney Blumenthal
Worse Than Bush  by Geoffrey Wheatcroft
America's Desaparecidos  by Bob Herbert
Distracted by Moussaoui  by Aziz Huq

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Rumsfeld Admits Democracy Could Fail in Afghanistan, Too

Why Americans May Never Leave Iraq

In Terror War, Not All Names Are Equal

Gas Rising Past $3 a Gallon

Rumsfeld Suggests bin Laden, Zarqawi Manipulating US Press

Bush, Hu Produce Summit of Symbols

Pentagon Releases Extensive Gitmo List

Brazil Quietly Pursues Own Nuclear Path

Bush Urges Hu to Let Yuan Rise in 'Candid' Talks
Iraqi Politics

Iraq Puts Off Parliament Session Until April 22

Iraqi Politicians Blame Each Other for Lack of New Government

Coup and Counter-Coup: the Struggle for Iraq

Iraq Today

Iraqis Driven From Homes to Desperation by Militias

Developments in Iraq on April 21

Developments in Iraq on April 20

Global Iraq Fallout

Woman Who Acted as 'Human Shield' in Iraq Is Fighting US Govt Fine

Armor Holdings Profit Up With Strong Iraq Demand

Halliburton First Quarter Profit Climbs 33 Percent


Four Hurt by Afghan Car Bomber

Afghan Parliament Rejects Fifth of Proposed Cabinet

No Peace in the Province

Troops Tread Dangerous Line Over Poppies in Afghanistan


Pakistan Taliban Vow More Attacks

Seven Pakistani Soldiers Killed Near Afghan Border


Police Open Fire on Thousands of Protesters in Nepal, Three Killed

UN Condemns Nepal Rally Killings

A Monarch Willing to Kill His Own People to Save His Skin

Nepal: Last Stand of a Monarchy

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers Say Talks With Government Postponed


Oil Wealth and Corruption at Play in Chad's Rebellion

Darfur Chaos and Killing Spread to Sudan's Neighbors


Nigerian Oil Rebels Kill Two in Blast

Sudan Relief Efforts Could Collapse Soon


Chavez: Oil Will Be Destroyed if Attacked

Venezuela Quits Andean Trade Bloc


Fears of Fresh Solomons Violence

East Timor Police Return to Torture Tactics

US Works to Boost Cooperation in Asia

Japan: 107 Alerts on Chinese Spy Planes

Russia Recovers Nuclear Material From Uzbekistan

Japan-Korea Spat

Seoul and Tokyo Hold Island Talks

Japan Postpones Survey of Disputed Island


Lebanese PM Calls for Israeli Withdrawal

Lebanon Asks US to Push Israel to Leave Disputed Shebaa Farms

White House Backs Lebanon in Syria Talks


Turkish Army Sends 40,000 Troops to Southeast

Rice Trip Putting Focus on Turkey

Turkish Prosecutor Fired for 'Degrading Army'

Turkish PM Tied to Islamic Forces


Egypt Turns Up Pressure on Reformists

Economic Woes Add to Tension in Egypt

Egypt Judges in Election Protest

Middle East

Purported Militant Describes Killing Foreigners in Saudi Arabia

US Hostages Freed by Yemeni Forces

Hu's Visit

Bush and Hu Fail to Make Progress on Trade and Iran

China's Media Stay on Message During Hu's US Visit

Bush Presses China Over Currency

Secret Services Considers 'Intimidation' Charges Against Woman Who Heckled Hu

US, China Stand Together but Are Not Equal

China's President Greeted by a Host of Indignities


New US Strategy Anticipates China as a Threat

Pentagon Engaged in Massive, Covert Military Buildup in Asia to 'Defeat' China


Russia Dismisses US Call to Stop Cooperation With Iran

Senior UN Nuclear Inspector Puts Off Trip to Iran

Ex-Iranian Nuclear Negotiator Makes Call for 'Less Emotion'

Iran Scoffs at Idea of US Attacking

War on Terror

No Moussaoui 'Shoe Bomber' Link

Government Sees No Proof of Moussaoui's Plot Claim

In New Job, Spymaster Draws Bipartisan Criticism

EU Terror Chief: No Proof of Any Secret CIA Prisons in Europe

Indonesian Militant Jailed Over Terror Plot

Study: Bosnia Recruiting Target for Terrorists

War at Home

Highlights of Funding Bill for Iraq War

In Rare Move, 2nd AIPAC Dismissal Hearing Set

AIPAC Case Spotlights Murky Type of Lobbying

US Employs Nearly 100,000 Intelligence Personnel

Blood Is Thicker Than Blackwater

18 US Grannies on Trial for Antiwar Protest

Neil Young's Antiwar Album Assails Bush

US Military
People Sit on Draft Boards 'Just in Case'

Senate Bill Shorts Gear for Troops


'Real 20th Hijacker' Is Being Held at Guantánamo

Afghanistan Praises Release of Gitmo List; China Demands Uighurs

Pentagon Guantánamo List Angers Nations

Saudi Nationals Head List of Detainees at Guantánamo


Specter of Failed State Looms Over Hamas

PA Interior Ministry Orders Creation of Militant Security Branch

Palestinian Journalists Treat Hamas Harshly

Hamas Preparing for Independent Palestinian Economy

Syria Announces Measures to Support Hamas Government

Britain: 'No Change' in Policy Toward Hamas
Jordan-Hamas Spat

Jordan Uneasy After Hamas Arms Find

Jordan Raises Stakes in Tiff With Hamas, Says Smuggled Arms Came From Syria


Israel Frees Hamas-Elected Mayor After 44 Months

Doctors Admit Errors in Treating Sharon


Ukraine Without Government as 'Orange' Revolution Turns Sour

Denmark, Again? Now It's Under Fire for Hosting Kurdish TV Station.

Montenegro Takes on Might of EU With Vote on Independence From Serbia

Berlusconi Stubborn in Face of Defeat


Justin Raimondo
'Diplomatic' Terrorism

Nebojsa Malic
Birth of an Empire

Ivan Eland
Should Retired Generals Speak Out Against Rumsfeld?

David R. Henderson
Why Cal Thomas Is Wrong

Charles Peņa
Iran: The Nuclear Option

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

Alan Bock
France: Reinforcing Addiction

Sascha Matuszak
Getting a Piece of the Pie

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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