Today's Highlights

The Return of the Old Right: Justin Raimondo
Whither the Surge?: Charles Peņa
Hysteria at Herzliya: Patrick Buchanan
The Crime of the Century: Paul Craig Roberts
Going for Broke: Andrew J. Bacevich

Rulers who want to unleash war know very well that they must procure or invent a first victim.
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Updated January 31, 2007 - 8:48 PM EST

General: US Has Proof Iran Arming Iraqis


US: Iran May Be Behind Karbala Attack


Maliki: Iran Behind Attacks on US Forces


Bush 'Looking for a Fight' With Iran


Senators Warn Against War With Iran

  Israeli Internal Assessments of Iran Belie Threat Rhetoric

US Blames Iranian-Made IEDs for Worst Attacks in Iraq


Officials: White House Holding Back Report on Iran's 'Meddling' in Iraq

Cult Battle: Cover-Up for a Massacre?


Wednesday: 267 Iraqis, 4 GIs Killed; 72 Iraqis Injured


Iraq's Soaring Civilian Toll


US Official: Dozens of Suicide Bombers Entering Iraq From Syria

Senate Foes of Escalation Join for Weak Measure


Bush Signs Executive Order Increasing His Power


Study Group Chairs: US May Have Botched Training of Iraqis


Specter: Bush Not Sole 'Decision-Maker'


Senate GOP Split Over Bush's Iraq Strategy

Germany Seeks Arrest of 13 CIA Agents

Eight Arrested in 'Major' UK Anti-Terror Raids

FBI Conducting Warrantless Internet Wiretaps


US Plans to 'Fight the Net' Revealed

Olmert Okays Big West Bank Land Grab

Hysteria at Herzliya
by Patrick Buchanan
The Crime of the Century
by Paul Craig Roberts
Modern War and
Civilian Casualties
 by Hilary Worden
Going for Broke  by Andrew J. Bacevich
'Who the Hell Is Shooting at Us?'
by James Carroll
Cheney to the Stand  by John Prados

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Could Syria Hold New Solution to Iraq?

Ex-CIA Europe Chief: Unprecedented Manipulation of Intel Under Bush

'US Poised to Attack Iran' From Bulgarian Bases

Blair's Envoy to Mideast Arrested in Corruption Probe

Sy Hersh Has Harsh Words for Bush

Incomplete, Contradictory Information on 'Cultists' Raises Questions
Iraq Today

New Commander Says US Miscalculated Iraq

Jaafari Warned US About Shi'ite Militia Infiltration Two Years Ago

Negroponte: Iran, Syria Help Not Needed in Iraq

Iraq Seeking Pilots for New Air Force

'Chemical Ali' Claims Similar Immunity to US Forces

Audits: Millions Squandered in Iraq Police Training Programs

Tuesday: 128 Iraqis, 2 GIs Killed; 270 Iraqis Wounded
The War at Home

Obama Bill Sets '08 Date for Troop Withdrawal

Ex-Bush Attorney: Congress Can Stop Iraq War

Senators Assert Right to Block Bush on Iraq

Feingold Ups the Ante on Iraq Funding

Iraq Debate Strains Bond of Congress' Vietnam Vets

At Walter Reed, Wounded Troops Find Comfort in Donated Quilts

Harvard Lecturer's Paper on Iraq War Costs Riles Pentagon

Ray Guns and Plastic Ice: Pentagon Looks to Sci-Fi

Camera Crews Threatened With Arrest for Filming Peace Demonstration

American Road Trip Through Arab Eyes

Iraq Occupation

US Ponders Ways to Curb Turkish Kurd Rebels in Iraq

UK Soldiers 'Tried Frantically to Stop US Fire' in 2003 Incident

Many US Troops Short on Crucial Gear

Libby Trial

Reporter Disputes Libby in Leak Case

Ex-Bush Aide, in Testimony, Disputes Libby

Documents From the Trial of Scooter Libby

'War on Terror'

Appeals Court Reinstates Key Padilla Charge

Habeas Corpus and an Era of Limits

Australian FM 'Satisfied' Gitmo Detainee Not Being Mistreated

US Judge Okays Terror Victims' Lawsuit Against Arab Bank


Britain Ready to Increase Afghanistan Troop Numbers

UK General Admits to Mistakes in Helmand

Aussie Police to Be Sent to Afghanistan

Group: Over 1,000 Afghan Civilians Killed in 2006

US Claims Afghan Reliance on Opium Is Decreasing

Dutch Troops Will Not Aid Destruction of Poppy Crops in Afghanistan

Driving the Taliban Off Nipple Hill - Again

South Asia

Pakistan: Afghan Refugees Must Return Home

Indian Town Tense After Violence


Somali President Agrees to Reconciliation Conference

African Leaders Fail to Secure Somali Force

Somali Islamists Threaten AU Troops


Chad, Sudan Trade Charges Over Rebel Support

Chad Says World Still Has 'Head in Sand' on Darfur


US: Allies of Dragging Feet Over Iran

Pentagon Official Accuses Iran, North Korea of Cooperating on Missiles

US Strike Group Transits Suez Canal


The Mayor, the Martyr, and the Pomegranate Trees

Hezbollah Says Israel Prisoner Swap Talks Still On

Nasrallah Vows Lebanon Will Be Graveyard for Invaders

Middle East

Senator: White House Like an 'Ostrich' on Syria

Turkey-US Move to Combat Rebels

Report Warns Egypt Against Ignoring Troubled Sinai

Arab Military Leaders Discuss WMD

UN Investigator: Torture 'Routine' in Jordan

Islamists Battle Algeria's Army

Putin Schedules Visits to Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia

In Legacy of a Revered Martyr, Saudi Shi'ites Find Sustenance

Tense Gaza Truce

Cease-Fire Begins Taking Hold in Gaza

Fighting Eases on First Day of a Cease-Fire by Gaza Factions

Hamas Man Killed Despite Truce

Hamas and Fatah Swap Hostages Under Gaza Truce Deal

Egypt Urges the Palestinian Authority to Form One Army

Civilians Caught in Gaza Crossfire

Peres Visits Qatar

Peres: Qatar Sees Possible Israel-Hamas Peace

Israel-US Ties Unlikely to Be Affected by Cluster Bomb Use

Cluster-Bomb Report Weighs on Israel

Israel's 'Invisible Hand' in Gaza

Israeli Journalist Sentenced for Leading Trip to Syria

UK Study: Western Boycott of Hamas Pushing It Closer to Iran

Olmert Won't End Cease-Fire in Gaza

Former Israeli FM Urges People to Stop Comparing Current Events to the Holocaust

A Third of Russian Immigrants to Israel Don't Want to Serve in the Military

Russia and Her Neighbors

Ukraine's Pro-Western Foreign Minister Resigns

Uzbekistan Seizes Activist Near Border


Philippine Killings Probe Blames Military

Vietnam Cuts Army Business Links

Court Rejects Japanese 'War Orphan' Suit


Report: Russia Negotiating Sale of Air Defense Missiles to Venezuela

Chávez Set to Receive Decree Powers in Venezuela


Cuba TV Shows Castro Meeting With Chávez

UN Sends More Troops to Haiti


Outgoing Bosnia Overseer: US Was Getting 'Increasingly Impatient'

Six Decades After WWII, Cleanup Is a Constant


Justin Raimondo
Chuck Hagel and the
Return of the Old Right

Charles Peņa
Whither the Surge?

Ivan Eland
Demagoguery Posing as Scholarship

Ran HaCohen
A Midwinter Night's Dream

Nebojsa Malic
And the Winner Is…

Doug Bandow
China Rising: The Next Global Superpower

Praful Bidwai
Doomsday Clock Ticking Faster

David R. Henderson
Ford: A Lincoln and an Imperial(ist)

Alan Bock
Clearing Decks or Rearranging Deck Chairs?

Sascha Matuszak
China's Little Capitalists

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