Today's Highlights

Why the NIE Is Wrong: Gordon Prather
It's Common Sense, Not Pacifism: Charley Reese
Bye Tora Bora; Hello Subprime Mortgages: Hadar
No Accountability: Blindauer/Montalvan/Ruehl
Nothing Can Justify the Invasion of Iraq: Hornberger

 Scott Horton

No Law: Torture, Spying, Impunity

 Gareth Porter

New Iran Intel Almost a Year Old

 Ivan Eland

Kosovo Compromise?

 Karen Kwiatkowski

Tragedy and Hope

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Updated December 22, 2007 - 10:21 PM EST
Rice: US Has 'No Permanent Enemies'
  US 'Risks Running Out of Funds' for Iraq, Afghanistan Wars
  Evangelical Video Shows Air Force Cadets Pressured to Be Missionaries
Turkish Planes Hit Kurds in Iraq Again
  Gates Offers Hope of Iraq Withdrawals
  Report: PM to Withdraw Australian Troops From Iraq by June
  Shi'ite Leader Wants to Rein in US-Backed Armed Groups
  US Soldiers Stage Mutiny, Refuse Orders in Iraq
  Saturday: 1 US soldier, 14 Iraqis Killed; 22 Iraqis Wounded
Gates Warns of al-Qaeda Shift to Pakistan
  Suicide Bomber Kills 50 in Pakistan Mosque
  Karzai: Give US Troops at Least Another Decade
  US, Afghan Troops Clash With New Well-Trained and Uniformed Enemy
Saudi Officials Foil Plot on Hajj Sites
  Rehabbing Militants in Saudi Arabia
Justifying the Iraq War: Why the NIE Is Wrong  by Gordon Prather
Bye, Bye Tora Bora; Hello Subprime Mortgages  by Leon Hadar
Nothing Can Morally Justify the Invasion of Iraq  by Jacob G. Hornberger
The Vote for Endless War
by David Bromwich
It's Common Sense, Not Pacifism
by Charley Reese
Guantánamo: No Closure Yet
by Kate Allen

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Judge Seems Wary of Opening CIA Inquiry
Spending Bills Still Stuffed With Earmarks
Serbia Signs Iraq Arms Deal
Hundreds in Ramadi Protest Policeman Killing by US Soldier
Petraeus Lauds Iraq Violence Fall
UN Finds Fraud, Mismanagement in Peacekeeping
Iran Polls Better Than US in Saudi Arabia
Can Iraqi Sites That Have Survived for Centuries Survive the US Military?
Today in Iraq
'Life 'Better' Under Saddam Says Vicar of Baghdad
Disaffected Iraqis Spurn Dominant Shi'ite Clerics
Kirkuk Referendum Delayed by Six Months
The Past Is the Dream of Sunnis in Tiny Baghdad Enclave
Calls to Reopen Baghdad Bridge Between Sunnis, Shiites
UNICEF: War Has Taken a Toll on Iraq's Children
Wounded Iraqis Cope With Lifelong Scars
Sadr Extends Freeze of Mehdi Army Action
Oil-Rich Iraqis Face Cholera Still
Iraq Occupation
Seven British Soldiers Probably Shot by Sniper Using US-Made Rifle
Poland to End Iraq Mission Next Year
US Convoys Struggle to Adjust to Policy Change
Attacks Continue
IED Attack Targets British Vehicle in Basra
Three Unknown Bodies Found in Baghdad
Suicide Bomber Kills Four Police, One Civilian
Friday: 14 Iraqis Killed, 10 Wounded
The War at Home
Iraq Becomes Focus on Presidential Campaign Again
Antiwar Network Targets Colleges
Negroponte to Testify in Probe of Destroyed CIA Tapes
US Military and USO to Bring Phone Cards to Overseas Troops
All-Star Holiday Tour in Iraq, Afghanistan
Senate: Paid Travel to Troop Funerals OK
Structural Flaws May Ground Older F-15s Indefinitely
Pentagon Report: High-Flying Spy Drones Hobbled
CIA Tapes and Evidence
Judge Told Guantanamo Information May Have Been Destroyed
9/11 Panel Study Finds That CIA Withheld Tapes
Text of 9/11 Commissioners' Letter Regarding Missing Recordings
Guantánamo: No Immediate Ruling on Judicial Inquiry
'War on Terror'
Judge Blocks Deportation of Acquitted Liberty City 7 Suspect
Anonymous Jury Ordered for Miami 7 Terror Retrial
No Police to Face Any Culpability in Menezes Killing
Bush’s Chief Terrorism Adviser Is Leaving, Unscathed
Gitmo Aussie Has Midnight Curfew, Needs Approval for Cell Phone Cards
US Special Envoy for Sudan Resigns
Sudan's Group Leader Calls for National Reconciliation
Somalia: Kidnapped French Journalist Accused of Criminal Links
Congo Army Accused of Uganda Rebel Ties
End to Terror Brings Christmas Cheer to Uganda
Top Cameroon Military Officers Barred From Travelling Abroad
Weekend Reviews
Iraq: The Hidden Human Costs
The Audacity and Vanity of Charlie Wilson's War
Charlie Wilson's War: Making a Kernel of Truth Into a Popcorn Movie
Review of Charlie Wilson's War
American Intervention: a History of Failure
Hope in Print
The Kite Runner: A Stirring Tale of Redemption
US Envoy Says Iran Could Revive Halted Nuclear Arms Program
'Israel Won't Let Its Nuclear Monopoly be Threatened'
Rafsanjani Mocks Economic Policies Under Ahmadinejad
Rice Offers Iran Talks if They Abandon All Nuclear Activities
Iranians Hope Ahmadinejad Hajj Will Help Arab Ties
UK Court Reinstates Iran's Claim to Art
Israel Might Consider Cease-Fire if Hamas Can Stop Other Factions' Qassams
Israeli Military to Increase Gaza Strikes Despite Hamas Truce Calls
Two Israeli Ministers Say They Favor Hamas Truce
Israeli President 'Very Sorry' for 1956 Massacre
Inside Gaza: The Challenge of Clans and Families

Israeli Officer Defends Carjacking West Bank Cabbie, Shooting Palestinian Who Had a Shovel

'Father Christmas' Beaten in West Bank Demo
Hamas Fighter Killed in Gaza
Palestinian Gas Project in Ruins After Negotiations With Israel Collapse
Bush Proposal Threatens Lebanon Stability: Hezbollah
Hezbollah's Scout Brigade
Hezbollah Delegation in Damascus to Discuss Lebanon Vote
Middle East
Seven Shi'ite Activists Arrested in Bahrain
Mecca Gets Free Wi-Fi for Hajj
Author Hits at Misconceptions About Middle East
Afghanistan in Very Difficult Situation: Canada PM
Pentagon Backs UK Diplomat in Afghanistan
Pakistan: Anti-Musharraf Lawyer Is Suddenly Freed, Then Abruptly Arrested Again
Pakistan: Terrorists Move From South Waziristan to Swat Valley
12 Policemen Missing After Clash With Maoists in Central India
Communists Block India's Nuclear Deal With US
North Korea
Report Says Uranium Traces Found on North Korean Tubes
US: North Korea Won't Meet Nuclear Deadline
Thai Election Sparks a Fresh Struggle for Power
Junta Foils Thaksin's Poll Hopes
Thai Ex-PM Said to End Exile Feb. 14
Thais 'Must Accept Poll Results'
Taiwan UN Bid 'Provocative,' Warns US
Rice Has Sharp Words for Taiwan, as Gates Does for China
Report: Chinese Protesters Tear Gassed
Sri Lankan Minister Warns Against Talks With Rebels
Christmas Tree Survives War, A-Bomb
Uzbek Election Set to Return Regime
Belgium on Alert as Plot to Spring 'al-Qaeda Man' From Jail Is Foiled; 14 Arrested
Poland Seeks Security Guarantee From US
Czech Republic: in Europe, Opening Night at the Border
FM: Russia Would Veto Kosovo Independence
Panama to Probe US Invasion
Chavez Presides Over Oil Summit in Cuba
Chavez Extends Oil Largesse at Caribbean Summit
Venezuela Readies to Receive Hostages

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12/21/2007's Man of the Year: Thomas Fingar

Doug Bandow
The Forgotten Man

Nebojsa Malic
The Die is Cast

Ivan Eland
The Solution to the Kosovo Problem

Philip Giraldi
Turkey: Another Ally Lost

David R. Henderson
Don't Lean on the NIE

Alan Bock
Postwar Elections and Peace Prospects

Charles Peña
Bush's Surreal Iran Policy

Ran HaCohen
The Israeli Right Has a Peace Plan

Praful Bidwai
Nuke Deal May Trigger Midterm Polls in India

Sascha Matuszak
Chaos in the Great Game

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