<a href="If U.S. troops leave Iraq early, it would be tragic to think that American men and women have died to strengthen the Iranian regime. That is why there is no other choice but victory in Iraq and finding a way to deal with Iran without a direct military confrontation. Whatever Mr. Talabani says, the... Continue Reading →

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"Bush and the Fear Factor"--A Commentary by Prof. Jack Balkin: "Abraham Lincoln once said that you can't fool all the people all the time. But Bush and Rove realized they didn't have to. Their goal was to split the country almost in half and seize the slightly larger piece. The strategy worked brilliantly. We now... Continue Reading →

Balkinization: "Today the U.S. government formally indicted Jose Padilla, an American citizen arrested in the United States who had been held as an enemy combatant for three years outside the reach of the criminal justice system. Originally the Justice Department claimed that Padilla had planned to detonate a 'dirty bomb' (i.e., one that would explode... Continue Reading →

New Iraq strategy: Stay in hot spots | csmonitor.com: "That label is often applied to US forces in Fallujah by residents of this Sunni city that once gave bedrock support to Saddam Hussein. 'Fallujah, from day one [of the US attack] to now, is like a big prison - you have a time limit to... Continue Reading →

Guardian Unlimited | Guardian daily comment | George Monbiot: Behind the phosphorus clouds are war crimes within war crimes: "The US army knows that its use as a weapon is illegal. In the Battle Book, published by the US Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, my correspondent David Traynier found the following... Continue Reading →

Cursor.org - Table of Contents page: "A Washington Post editorial asks, 'If an American pilot is captured in the Middle East, then beaten, held naked in a cold cell and subjected to simulated drowning, will Mr. Goss say that he has not been tortured?'"

Bush Spoke of Attacking Arab News Channel, British Tabloid Says - New York Times: "LONDON, Nov. 22 - The Arab satellite channel Al Jazeera urged Britain and the United States on Tuesday to investigate a British newspaper report that Prime Minister Tony Blair had dissuaded President Bush from bombing the station's headquarters in the Persian... Continue Reading →

<a href="Ten days after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President Bush was told in a highly classified briefing that the U.S. intelligence community had no evidence linking the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein to the attacks and that there was scant credible evidence that Iraq had... Continue Reading →

<a href="The Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is scheduled to discuss the Iranian nuclear program again on 24 November. The governors will meet amid new assertions by U.S. officials that Iran is attempting to develop nuclear weapons, although Tehran maintains that it's nuclear program is peaceful. The latest IAEA meeting... Continue Reading →

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