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Shock and Horror: Charley Reese
Beginning-Ending Enduring Relationships: Prather
The War Empire Forgot: Nebojsa Malic
Iraqi Religious Violence Spiking: Khody Akhavi
Ambitious Delusions of Bush and Petraeus: Nichols

 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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Updated September 15, 2007 - 11:01 PM EDT
US May End Up With More GIs in Iraq
  Antiwar Protesters March From White House to Capitol
  Gates Raises Prospect of More Troop Cuts
  Bush Says 5,700 US Troops Will Be Home From Iraq by Christmas
  US-Led Coalition Becoming Ever More All-American
  White House Says Iraq Lags on Benchmarks
Survey: Iraq Civilian Death Toll May Top 1 Million
  Political Gains Rare in Battle-Torn Iraq
  Iraqi Religious Violence Spiking, State Dept Says
  Volunteers Bury More Anonymous Victims Than During Saddam's Rule
  Saturday: 1 US Soldier, 56 Iraqis Killed; 40 Iraqis Wounded
US Puts Syria on Nuclear Watch List
  US Proxy War Could Soon Turn to Direct Conflict, Analysts Warn
  Ex-US Official: N. Korea Using Syria, Iran as Nuclear 'Safe Havens'
  US Claims Hezbollah Still Smuggling Arms Through Syria
A True Parallel Between Vietnam and Iraq: Vitriol  by Ted Galen Carpenter
Beginning-Ending Enduring Relationships  by Gordon Prather
Fox News and Petraeus Take Propaganda to a New Level  by Glenn Greenwald
Reviving the Idea of the 'Good War'
by David Chandler
Shock and Horror  by Charley Reese
Just Ask the Iraqis  by Marie Cocco

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Benchmark Assessment Report (pdf)
Iraqi Envoy Sees Long-Term US Presence
Ordinary Life Hardly the Norm in Baghdad
Iraqis Warned Not to Approach Pipelines or Pylons
Soldiers With Picket Signs
Democrats Push a Tactic to Shift Iraq War Policy
Possible GOP Votes on Home Leave for Troops
Federal Agencies Flunk Their Audits
Back to School, Back to Horror
Iraq Policy Facelift
Bush Preserves Large Troop Level in Iraq
Top General Acknowledges Iraq Mistakes
Fewer Foreign Attackers Entering Iraq: US General Petraeus
The New Phrase of the Iraq War: Bush's 'Return on Success'
Petraeus: 'We Are Not Trying to Mislead'
Interview: Iraq Benchmarks Remain Important, Petraeus Says
President's Iraq Speech Viewership Down Sharply From Similar January Address
Cheney: Chaos if US Pulls Out Too Soon From Iraq

Madeleine Albright Says US Must Use Diplomacy Surge

Sunni vs. Sunni
Iraqi Sunni Sheik's Mourners Vow Revenge
Sunni Group Says Its 'Holy Operation' Killed Tribal Leader
Iraq al-Qaeda Group Says Moderate Sunnis Traitors
Today in Iraq
They Have Planted Bombs and Shot Soldiers – Now It Is Time for School
Number of Cholera Cases in Iraq Keep Rising
'Only Cartoons Exhibited Here' Did Not Save Basra Cinemas From Closing
MP: No Breaks Within Shi'ite Coalition
Shortage of Iraqi Lawyers No Joke
Truck Bomb Kills 10 in Northern Iraq
Friday: 4 US Soldiers, 43 Iraqis Killed, 20 Iraqis Wounded
Global Iraq Fallout
Brown: We Decide When to Quit Iraq
Georgia to Withdraw Most of Troops From Iraq in 2008
Australia Not to Reduce Troops in Iraq
Australia Wheat Board Sued by Saddam's Victims
'War on Terror'
Al-Qaeda Has Grown Stronger, Says Study by British Security Expert
Germany: Converts to Islam Move Up in Cells
Bush Administration Aiming to Ease Surveillance Concerns
CIA Veteran to Head Clandestine Service
Failed Suicide Bomber Turns on al-Qaeda
Amid a Web of Suspicion, an Agent's Career Is Ruined
NATO Jets Intercept Russian Warplanes
Putin: New PM Could Run for President
NATO Jets Intercept Russian Warplanes
Central Europe Socialists Reject US Missile Shield
Bomb Found Under Police Car in Basque Region
Tape Revives Bosnia War Tensions
Somali Rebel Chief Calls Kenyan Leader 'US Puppet'
Somali Insurgents Attack Police
Sudan President Ties Cease-Fire to Talks
Report: Sudan's Kids Still in Danger
Refugees: Ethiopia Killing Civilians in Separatist Crackdown
Chad Rebels Warn EU Force Against Blocking Them
Elite Central African Republic Guard Unit Accused of Atrocities
Eight Hurt in Algerian Bomb Blast
Tuareg Rebels in Mali Besiege Northern Garrison
In Other News
'Muscular Diplomacy Failing the West'
Iraq, Egypt, China Slammed in US Religious Freedom Report
Report: Iranian President to Attend UN General Assembly
Franco-German Split Emerges on Iran Sanctions
Embargo Adds to Lure of Eastern Promise for Iran
Iranian Influence Increasing in Iraq
Iran Leader: Bush Will Be Tried for Iraq 'Catastrophe'
Peace Talks Seem Impossible as Tensions Grow Between Syria and Israel
Rice Concerned Over Syrian Nukes
Syrian Opposition Figures Set Up a 'Secretariat' in Beirut
Israel Stays on High Alert Along Northern Border
Syria Says Not Planning a Military Response to IAF Air Strike
Gaza: Fatah Hopes for Comeback
Hundreds Throng West Bank Barrier
IDF Blocks West Bank Palestinians Trying to Reach al-Aqsa Mosque
Missing Women of Gaza
Two Israelis Wounded in West Bank Shooting
Middle East
US Envoy: We Will Not Recognize Renegade Head of State in Lebanon
Editors Given Jail Term for Mubarak Slur
Turkish Authorities Seize Bus Carrying 500 Kilograms of Explosives
Taliban Commander Says Reports of Death Premature
NATO Lacks Troops to Guarantee Afghan Peace: Report
Reaching His Prime Time in Afghanistan
Troops Kill Six Taliban Linked to Alleged South Korean Abductor
Poland to Help Train Afghan Army
Three Australian Soldiers Hurt in Taliban Ambush
Report: French Arms Sale to Pakistan Could Help China Avoid EU Ban
Pakistan Probes Brazen Base Attack
Bhutto to Return to Pakistan on Oct. 18
Timeline for Pakistani Elections
Six Soldiers Missing After Pakistan Clashes
Violence Mars First Day of Fasting in Kashmir
Train Crushes Hindu Pilgrims, Sparks Violence
India Weapons Plan Revived
Sri Lanka
Ten Tamil Tiger Rebels Perish
Sri Lanka Keen to Avoid Flak Over Rights
Talks Next Week to Seal Nuclear Disablement Pact With North Korea
Defector Deaths Raising Concern in South Korea
Taiwan Criticizes Lack of US Support
Demobilized Soldiers Riot in China
'Peace in Thai South Years Away'
150 Injured in Separate Clashes in Bangladesh
UN Protest as Nepal Maoists Leave Camps
Mexico Oil Bombers Say Acting in Self-Defense
Weekend Reviews
His Toughness Problem — and Ours
The Bully of the Middle East
Is War Necessary for Economic Growth?
New Movie Explores Iraq War's Emotional Wreckage

Justin Raimondo
Petraeus: GOP Man on Horseback?

Nebojsa Malic
The War Empire Forgot

Doug Bandow
Are Republicans Crazy?

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'?

Charles Peņa
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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