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George W. Bush: Islamism's Best Friend: Ivan Eland
The Shi'ites Have Their Revenge: Loretta Napoleoni
2007: Iraq, Iraq, Iraq: David Corn
Is It All About Oil?: Robert Scheer
The Case for Iran: M. Javad Zarif

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Updated January 1, 2007 - 9:28 PM EST
Bush Mulls Plans as US Toll Hits 3,000
  Bush: US to Fight in Iraq 'Without Wavering' in 2007
  Relentless Toll to US Troops of Roadside Bombs
  GOP Lawmakers Divided About 'Surge' in Troops
Iraq Braced for Unhappy New Year
  Iraqis Doubt Saddam's Execution Will Reduce Violence
  Al-Qaeda Front Group Ignores Saddam in Holiday Message
  For Sunnis, Degrading End Signals Ominous Dawn for New Iraq

Monday: 70 Iraqis, 2 GIs Killed; 10 Iraqis, 2 GIs Wounded


Police Say US Forces Kill Family in Raid

US Will Be Defeated in Afghanistan: Former CIA Official
  Afghans Protest Civilian Killings by US-Led Troops
The Shi'ites Have Their Revenge
by Loretta Napoleoni
It's Time to Leave Iraq, and Hope for the Best  by Nicholas von Hoffman
Bush Silences a Dangerous Witness
by Robert Parry
Is It All About Oil?  by Robert Scheer
The Case for Iran  by M. Javad Zarif
Hussein the Rabbit  by William Rivers Pitt

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Poll: Americans Predict Attacks in 2007
GOP Sen. Lugar Calls for President to Consult Congress on Iraq
Shi'ite-Sunni Rift Laid Bare by Hanging
Iraqi Town Surrounded, Cleared, Walled Off by US Troops
Worst Months for US War Dead in Iraq
Rush to Hang Hussein Was Questioned
Group: 2006 Deadliest Year for Reporters
GIs' New Year's Resolutions:
Get Home Safe
Today in Iraq
Shi'ite Hostages' Kin Fear Revenge Slayings
Footage of Iraq Hostage Said Likely Real
In Iraq, 'It's Us Versus Death'
Iraqi Forces Detain 20 Suspects in Raids in Western Iraq
Quiet Sunday: 24 Iraqis, 2 GIs Killed, 16 Iraqis, 2 GIs Wounded
Shrine Attack in Iraq Pivotal
Execution of Saddam
Reaction to Saddam's Execution Less Than Expected in Iraq
'Fallen Tyrant' Taunted in Saddam Video
Iraqis Enjoy Saddam's Execution on Mobile Phones
Saddam Not Hanged for Revenge, Officials Insist
Hussein Buried in Same Tikrit Cemetery as Sons
Iraqis Gather in Saddam's Hometown After His Burial
Kurdish Survivors' Feelings Conflicted
Family Plans Saddam Library and School
Leaders of Iraq and Their Violent Ends
American Reaction
War's Growing Toll Puts US Celebrations on Hold
Who Cares, Says a Mom Whose Son Died in War
American Groups Protest Saddam Hanging in Times Square
TV Faced Dilemma on Hanging Coverage
Military Nurse Recalls Softer Saddam
World Reaction
Greek Plane Downed by Saddam Bomb Alert
Pilgrims: Execution 'Should Not Have Happened on Our Holy Day'
Arab Media Shows Sharp Divides Over Saddam and US
Israeli Newspapers Cheer Saddam Death
Europeans Denounce Hussein's Execution
More Than 1,000 West Bank Palestinians Mourn Saddam
The War at Home
Edwards Terms Iraq Surge 'McCain Doctrine'
Arlington Shelters the Memories of a Young VA Marine's Romance
US 'License to Snoop' on British Air Travelers
Rescuers Seek Bodies Under Madrid Airport Rubble After 'ETA Blast'
Romania and Bulgaria Join the EU
Iran: A Brewing Battle of Heavyweights in Tehran
Tehran Radio Lets Critics Vent Over Iran’s Nuclear Plans
Rafsanjani: UN Sanctions Will Backfire
'Important Breakthrough' on Captive Israeli Soldier: Hamas
Peretz on Captives: Talk Less, Do More
Israeli AG Rejects Criminal Probe Into Olmert's Nuke Comments
30 Years Ago: Australian Labor Party Official Faced Assassination for Pro-Israel Views
Syria Expert: Assad Overtures Serious
Shi'ites Push for Power After Lebanon War
Political Conflicts Seep Into Lebanon's Classrooms
Horn of Africa
Artillery Rains Down on Somali Islamist Bastion
Fight Erupts Near Somalia Islamic Center
Islamists, Cornered in Somalia, Lose Local Support
Somalia Government Steps Gingerly Toward Its Capital
Somalia Says Islamists Protecting al-Qaeda Suspects
Mogadishu Tense as Somalis Wait for Backlash
Somali Troops to Surround Port Stronghold
Eritrea Says Ethiopia Faking ID Cards in Somalia
African Union Says Sudan Bombs Darfur Rebel Areas
Suspected Separatists Kill Senegal Party Official
Justice Often Carries a Price in Afghanistan
1,373 Miles Into the Heart of Afghanistan
Violence in Sri Lanka to Intensify in 2007
Japanese Army Reported to Boost Intelligence
Chinese Focus on Navy Leaves Big Political Wake
Blasts Kill Two in Bangkok
Russia & Her Neighbors
Russia and Belarus Reach Gas Deal
Litvinenko Murder May Be Linked to Mystery Russian Poisonings
Dissidents Say BBC Has Caved in to Moscow

Justin Raimondo
Somalia: US Foreign Policy and Gangsterism

Ivan Eland
George W. Bush: Islamism's Best Friend

Alan Bock
Ends and Means in the New Year

Praful Bidwai
Nuclear Disarmament Gets Critical

Doug Bandow
Readings in the Age of Empire

Nebojsa Malic
The Year Everything Changed

Ran HaCohen
The Embarrassment of the Wretched

Charles Peńa
Another Year,
Another Iraq Plan

David R. Henderson
How to Undercut Chávez Peacefully With Less Military, Not More

Sascha Matuszak
China's Little Capitalists

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