Today's Highlights

Surging Toward Iran: Justin Raimondo
Imperial Autism: Tom Engelhardt
Shi'ite Infighting Adds to Violence: Ali al-Fadhily
Trade Bridges Shia-Sunni Divide: Meena Janardhan
'Six Months' Without End: Eugene Robinson

 Andrew Tilghman

The Myth of al Qaeda in Iraq

 Michael Scheuer

All But Paul ‘Marching to al Qaeda’s Drum’

 Gareth Porter

No Good Reason to Attack Iran

 Eric Boehlert

American TV and Print Give Up Covering the War

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Petraeus: 'I Don't Know' if War Makes US Safer


Gen. Abizaid: Fight Against Extremism Going Poorly


Petraeus Faces Wrath Over Iraq 'Disaster'


Two Days of Iraq Testimony, but No Answer to 'How This Ends'

  Bush May Withdraw Some Troops Next Year

Report: US Begins Crafting Iran Bombing Plan

  UK Troops Sent to Iranian Border
  Iran: US 'Weak Points' Found in Iraq, Afghanistan
  Nuclear Chief Walks Out on EU Speech on Iran
US Support for Maliki Dismays Iraqi Opposition
  Monday Mosul Bombing Casualties Rise to 82
  Wednesday: 43 Iraqis Killed, 17 Wounded

Putin Dissolves Russian Government

Japan's Prime Minister Says He'll Resign

Israeli Air Raid Into Syria Linked to Nuclear Fears

Suicide Bomber Kills 19 in Northern Pakistan

Will the US Really Bomb Iran?
by Alexander Cockburn
Petraeus and the 'Long Pole'
by Greg Mitchell
How We're Restoring the Republic With Truth and Fearlessness  by Karen Kwiatkowski
Imperial Autism  by Tom Engelhardt
Iraq Forever  by Matt Welch
War in Iraq: Wisdom of Crowds
by Matthew Dowd

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Soldiers Wish Politicians Would Embed With Them

Enough About Iraq, Let's Talk About Me

9/11 Linked to Iraq, in Politics if Not in Fact

Guantánamo Detainees Tell of Abuses

Among Arab Nations, an Atmosphere on Edge

Bridging the Shia-Sunni Divide With Free Trade

Fighting Among Shi'ites Adds to Violence

In Iraq, They Do Not Believe
Things Will Change

Today in Iraq

Sadr Movement Says May Pull Out of Iraqi Coalition

Sadr Bloc Welcomes Talabani Proposal

Tour of Baghdad Shows Progress Uneven

Iraqi Reporter: Baghdad '100 Times Worse' Than a Year Ago

Northern Iraq Battles Cholera Epidemic

Syria Imposes New Visa Regulations on Iraqis

Syria Struggles With Iraqi Influx

Violence Continues

Sistani Aide Assassinated in Basra

Iraqi Insurgent Group Threatens to Kill German Hostage

Tuesday: 76 Iraqis Killed, 48 Wounded
Occupying Iraq

Quiet Diplomat Lays Out Long-Term US Role in Iraq

British Envoy: Basra Pullout Part of Plan to 'Empower' Iraqi Govt

Any Withdrawal of Coalition Troops 'Must Have Iraq's Agreement'

US Military Kills Eight Armed Men Near Iraqi-Syrian Border

Interview: Abizaid Cites Iraq's Needs

Soldiers on the Ground in Iraq Go Online With War Videos

Brit Officers in Basra Given Poorly Protected Quarters

The War at Home

GOP War Support on Shaky Ground

Republicans Sharply Question Iraq Policy

2008 Politics Woven Through Iraq Hearings

Iraq a Ratings Drag for Couric

Jimmy Carter 'Worships Jesus, Not Preemptive War'

Inside the Hidden World of Earmarks

Inspector: VA Understates Patient Waiting Times

As Casualties Climb, So Do Doubts


Afghan FM: Bin Laden Not Hiding in Afghanistan

Terror Still a Daily Threat in Afghanistan

Taliban Link Talks to Foreign Troops' Withdrawal

Afghanistan 'Investigating' Taliban Offer of Talks

Struggle Over Bid to Extend Japan's Role in Afghanistan

US Steps Up Pressure Over Japan's Afghan Support

South Asia

Sharif's Lawyers Challenge Deportation

Sri Lanka Navy Claims It Killed 45 Rebels in Ship Sinkings

North Korea

US Nuclear Experts Enter North Korea

Nuclear Issue Off Agenda at Korea Summit


US Urges Humanitarian Access to Myanmar Prisoners


US Air Base in Germany Gets Bomb Threat

Germany: Muslim Group Claims Foiled Plot


Yushchenko: Russia Blocking Poisoning Probe

Russia Tests Powerful 'Dad of All Bombs'

Arrests at Brussels Anti-Islam Protest


Bolivia to Ask US to Extradite Former Leader

Leftist Rebel Group Says It Bombed Mexico Pipelines


Senators Voice Skepticism Over Iraq War Policy; Bush Ignores Them

The General as Salesman

Iraqi Govt Welcomes US Report Recommending Troops Cut

Iraq Hearings Look Beyond Bush Presidency

Hearings Illustrate a Divide, Even Within Parties

Baghdadis Dismiss Report as 'Theater'

Anbar Streets Illustrate Petraeus' Testimony

General Gets Rough Ride as Senators Fight for High Ground Over Election

Britain's Stance on Iraq Unchanged by Petraeus Report

New bin Laden Tape Calls for 'Caravan' of Martyrs

Al-Qaeda Resurgent Six Years On?

Intelligence Sources Contradict Myth of 'Osama's Cave'

New Video Raises Questions on bin Laden

Would Notebook's Clues Have Headed Off 9/11?

Congress Has No Plan for Next 9/11

Poll Shows 1 in 3 Americans Still Believe Saddam Involved in 9/11

Al-Qaeda Relies on Technology to Reach Audience

'War on Terror'

Dem Hopefuls Shun 'War on Terror' Label

Colin Powell on the War on Terror, the Surge, and Democratic Imperialism

Audit: More Than a Third of Terror Watchlist 'Inaccurate'

Seeking Terror’s Causes, Europe Looks Within

Enemies Reunite at Guantánamo

US Lawyer Wrongly Accused in Madrid Bombings Back in Court Over PATRIOT Act

Officials Cite Danger in Revealing Detainee Data

From Finding Radical Islam to Losing an Ideology


Sen. Lieberman Asks Petraeus if War Should Be Expanded Into Iran

Iranian General Vows 'Teeth-Breaking Response' to Any American Attack

Rebel Sparks Row Between Tehran, Berlin

Ron Paul Tells Bill O'Reilly US Policy, Not Iran, Is the Real Problem

Iran Moves to Ditch US Dollar

Israel Bombs Syria

Syria Complains About Israel to UN

Syria and Israel Flirt With War

Strike in Syria 'the Secret That Cannot Be Kept'

CNN: Israel Targeted Arms Destined for Hezbollah

North Korea: Israeli Invasion of Syrian Airspace 'Dangerous Provocation'


Right-Wing Israeli MPs Demand Attack on Gaza

Israel to Retaliate After Army Base Rocket Attack

Israeli PM's Office Denies PA Deal

Nine Palestinian Injured in Jenin, Nablus Incursions

Middle East

Bombing Said Foiled by Turkish Police

Islamists Point Up Role in Morocco Election


Up to 30,000 Congo Refugees Remain on Uganda Side of Border

Congo Rebel Has Legitimate Grievances, Says President


Eritrea Rules Out War With Ethiopia Over Border

Norway Reduces Aid to Ethiopia After Tensions


Darfur Rebels Accuse Govt of Bombing


Justin Raimondo
Surging Toward Iran

Philip Giraldi
Henry Kissinger: Realist, or Neocon?

David R. Henderson
9/11, Six Years Later

Alan Bock
Waiting for Gen. Petraeus

Praful Bidwai
Five-Nation Naval Drill Presages 'Asian NATO'?

Doug Bandow
China: Fragile Superpower

Nebojsa Malic
Drawing the Line

Charles Peña
Close, but No Cigar

Sascha Matuszak
Politicize It

Ivan Eland
The State Perpetuates Itself
by Failing

Ran HaCohen
Palestine: Blood Is in the Air

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