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May, 2006

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The Occupation

Occupation Resistance Analysis

Yet more occupation troops! U.S. Is Sending Reserve Troops to Iraq's West.

Monument to Empire stirs locals: Giant U.S. Embassy project dismays Iraqis.

Scheduled for completion in June 2007, the 104-acre embassy compound, roughly the size of the Vatican, will resemble a mini-state, entirely independent from the outside world. It will generate its own power, pump its own sewage and draw its own water. Within the compound there will be six buildings containing 619 apartments for diplomats, a barrack for Marine guards, separate residences for the ambassador and his deputy, a gym, a swimming pool, a club, a food court, a beauty salon, a vehicle workshop and a warehouse. There is also, the report noted, an emergency exit.

Further details. Many Sergeants and Officers were at the scene in Haditha hours after the massacre, before the murdered bodies were moved. Obviously the cover-up was massive. Whoever gets indicted will just be the low-down scapegoats: Bloody Scenes Haunt a Marine. Member of a unit under investigation recalls a day in Iraq that claimed a buddy and civilians.

Haditha Massacre: KR Reporter, Last August, Noted Worries There That U.S. Marines Might 'Crack'.

Brass care as little for the American victims suffering PTSD from witnessing the aftereffects of the Haditha massacre as they cared for the Iraqi victims, till their cover-up fell apart: Marines' Families Discuss Haditha Deaths.

Lies from a long ago war. The massacre of hundreds at No Gun Ri was the result of official policy that the government has lied about for decades, including their 199 "investigation." Any "investigation conducted by the military of itself is automatically a cover-up. Sometime everyone gets off. Other times, the small fry get screwed. Those responsible always get off: U.S. Policy Was to Shoot Korean Refugees.

Heroes: Iraqi paramedics defy stereotypes: Kurdish, Shi'ite, Sunni workers save lives together. But Americans kill their share of them.

They remember the run they made five months ago to recover a dead colleague on the airport road. He'd been shot by a U.S. soldier as he rushed up and down the road looking for the meeting point described by the caller, they said....
Jabar's phone rang in the middle of his complaints. An ambulance driver had been killed by Americans, he was told. A homemade bomb targeting a military convoy exploded on one side of the road. An ambulance carrying a sick child was rushing against traffic, trying to avoid the blocked road. A soldier fired a single shot. The driver died.

12-year old girl, sole survivor of her family New Witness Describes Alleged Iraq Atrocity.

Perhaps the most disturbing comment. Just another American massacre: Iraqis numb to killings probe that shocks US. [M]any Iraqis shrug it off as an every day fact of life under occupation. Despite U.S. military denials, many Iraqis believe killing of men, women and children at the hands of careless or angry American soldiers is common.

"The American soldier has become an expert in killing," said Abdel Salam al- Qubaisy, spokesman for the Sunni Muslim Scholars Association.

Energy deficit worsens as Iraqi summer kicks in.

Iraq parliament discusses speaker in closed session. The sources said Shi'ite and Kurdish parties wanted parliament to decide on a rule obliging Speaker Mahmoud al- Mashhadani to consult his Shi'ite and Kurdish deputies before taking any decisions.

Iraq presidency urges action on Basra infighting.

Iraqi Lawmakers Stalled on Ministries, in Accord on Safer Cars, for themselves, that is.

British: Military desertions triple since invasion of Iraq.

Iranian-backed militia groups take control of much of southern Iraq.

"Saudi Arabia is trying to counter the rising power of Iran in Basra by giving money and weapons to fanatical Sunni groups operating there," the official said.

Another step in the Total Surveillance State: Gonzales pressures ISPs on data retention. In a speech last month at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Gonzales said that Internet providers must retain records for a "reasonable amount of time." This is to fight child pornography, not, of course, to spy on you and me!

It was not immediately clear what Gonzales and Mueller meant by suggesting that network data be retained. One possibility is requiring Internet providers to record the Internet addresses their customers are temporarily assigned. A more extensive mandate would require companies to keep track of e-mail messages sent, Web pages visited and perhaps even instant-messaging correspondents.

Deadly U.S. traffic crash triggers riot in Kabul. Four dead, 18 wounded after accident, riot; protesters march on palace

“The American convoy hit all the vehicles which were in their way. They didn’t care about the civilians at all,” said Mohammad Wali, 21, a shopkeeper. Three people were killed and 16 wounded in the crash, said Sher Shah Usafi, a Kabul police chief. U.S. forces then fired on the crowd, killing one person and wounding two, he said.
A commander with the city’s traffic police who was at the scene said he also saw U.S. forces firing on protesters. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

Civilian killings in that other occupation: 34 killed in U.S. air strike: Afghan rights group. The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission said that 34 civilians were killed on Monday in U.S. air strikes on Azizi, in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province.

Serving the empire not sufficient for favored status: Klaus surprised at U.S. criteria for visa-free relations.

The latest on the Haditha massacre: Fresh evidence of 'executions' by rogue US marines in Iraq. New photographs lend weight to allegations of revenge killings by US unit under attack in which 24 unarmed civilians died . Four marines singled out in Iraq massacre investigation. And: Marine officer being investigated for alleged Iraqi murders cover up.

The effects have only begun to be felt, in Iraq and in the US: Analysis: Marine scandal could roil Iraq.

Iran meets powerful Iraqi cleric. Of course, al-Sistani never met any American representative.

Muqtada al-Sadr: Iraq Doesn’t Need International Help Any More. adical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called on the Iraqi Parliament to take immediate measures for the withdrawal of the US troops from the country, Iraq’s news agency INA reported. He addressed the US President George Bush urging him to respect the just demands of the Iraqi government and people about the withdrawal of the troops from the country.

In the new Iraq: Iraqis shot 'for wearing shorts'.

Patrick Cockburn: British Troops Not Wanted in Iraq. The main reason for keeping them there is to avoid a scuttle, which would look like America’s last days in Vietnam. >As evidence: British troops attacked twice a day in Iraq.

Shi'ite Faction Menaces Iraq's Basra Oil Exports.

Keep occupation troops in a foreign land, hated by much of the population, and eventually pure massacres occur. Expect more: Probe to fault GIs in Iraq `massacre'.

Remember, it was only when their hand was forced that the denial was put aside and an investigation started: US Military Admits Iraq Massacre -- Months After Press Reported It .

In the latest scapegoat trial: Defense rests in Army dog handler's trial.

Iraqis say US forces "besiege" town, military deny.

Sadr's militia tightens grip on healthcare.

Thanks to Bush, Iran the big winner: Iraqi Minister Backs Iran on Nuclear Research. Iraq supports Iran's right to pursue nuclear research, its new foreign minister said today, taking a position at odds with that of the Bush administration.

Is there any Question that live in a nascent dictatorship? Government to decide if we are allowed to know of its lawbreaking: US says government should judge spy secrets.

Democrats vote for police state. Four of seven vote to confirm Gen. Michael Hayden: Democratic Weakness Confirmed. Gen. Hayden's confirmation process confirms the fear and passivity that governs Senate Democrats. What fool would vote for this party? On Friday: Senate Confirms Hayden As CIA Director by a vote of 78-15. Only 15 votes for freedom in the entire Senate!

Yet again, Senate Democrats show that they have no more concern for the rule of law and for the excesses of this administration than Senate Republicans do. Due to their really pitiful passivity, they are every bit as much to blame for the excesses and abuses of the administration as the compliant Republicans are.

Alert! Israel likely to stage new attack! Like the US with Iran, peace must be avoided at all costs: Hamas may recognise Israel's right to exist.

In Karbala: Iraqis Already Frustrated with Government. In the new prime minister's home province, people will await results before judging the government a success.

In Iraq town, US withdrawal seems distant dream.

Iraqi soldiers of the 9th Division [the new occupation army], Iraq's only mechanised military force, seemed mostly sceptical about the future. Coming largely from Shi'ite towns, several wore face-masks to hide their identity in a country ravaged by sectarian violence.

Make sure no one complains when you kill: Top general urges restraint by Marines in Iraq. The top Marine Corps general flew to Iraq on Thursday to tell his troops they must kill "only when justified"

US to check Iraq charge of a killing by Marines.

Basra officials warn of rising sectarian violence.

Basra Fishermen Smuggle Subsidised Fuel. Petrol is draining out of Iraq’s southern borders at an alarming rate, but coast guards say they just don’t have the resources to curb smuggling.

Arab leaders view Iraq's new government with skepticism.

Taliban growing in strength as these fascist again get to pose as anti-imperialists.

Torture General covers ass: US general denies urging use of dogs in interrogations. US army Major General Geoffrey Miller, the highest ranking officer to testify in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, said today he never suggested using military dogs in interrogations of Iraqi prisoners.

Send in the Marines! The bastards want to talk! Iran Requests Direct Talks on Nuclear Program.

In response to a chance for peace: U-turn by White House as it blocks direct talks with Iran. The White House yesterday ruled out previously authorised direct talks between Tehran and the US ambassador in Baghdad, which were to have focused on the situation in Iraq. The move marks a hardening of the Bush administration's position, despite pressure from the international community to enter into direct dialogue with Iran.

On the border with Syria: UNHCR increasingly concerned for border refugees.

Iraq bloggers say security is the priority.

When medicine is another casualty of war.

Iraq faces clash with Kurds over oil deals.

Another account from Ramadi: Handing Off a War, Dispatches From Iraq.

Begging for a timetable: Iraq talks up timetable ahead of Bush-Blair talks.

Dahr Jamail: Iraq's Dispensable Children .

Restating the obvious. Maybe, eventually, people will hear: Violence aside, Baghdad is broken . Water runs only an hour a day, power is on for 4 hours, and sewage runs in the streets.

Civilians be damned is attitude of Iraq's "security" forces: Baghdad's busiest ER sits in middle of hot zone: Unending stream of injured, dying, dead. Physicians who stay face abuse by Iraq's security forces, who often demand priority -- and miracles -- for wounded troops and police.

US feigning distaste for sadistic torture: Soldier accused of being one of Abu Ghraib's 'corrupt cops'.

Since so much progress is being made: VOA's Baghdad Bureau Still Closed After Six Months.

Empire keeps someone needing it as savior: Sunnis fear departure of U.S. troops. Neighborhood residents say they feel unsafe with mostly Shiite police on the street

As another "milestone" passes: Insurgents Keep U.S. at Bay in Ramadi. Whole neighborhoods are lawless, too dangerous for police. Some roads are so bomb-laden that U.S. troops won't use them. Guerrillas attack U.S. troops nearly every time they venture out _ and hit their bases with gunfire, rockets or mortars when they don't. Though not powerful enough to overrun U.S. positions, insurgents here in the heart of the Sunni Muslim triangle have fought undermanned U.S. and Iraqi forces to a virtual stalemate.

Patrick Cockburn asks: Which is the real Iraq?

A frustrating aspect of writing about Iraq since the invasion is that the worse the situation becomes, the easier it is for Tony Blair or George Bush to pretend it is improving. That is because as Baghdad and Iraq, aside from the three Kurdish provinces, become the stalking ground for death squads and assassins, it is impossible to report the collapse of security without being killed doing so.

Iraqi Charities Plant Seed of Civil Society.

Sectarian violence, military operations spark new displacement, as humanitarian access deteriorates.

Just what we need. New ways to kill: Boeing unveils line of lightweight bombs.

Jonathan Steele: Why wheelbarrows, scythes and seeds could be the key to a peaceful handover.

Crooks run everything: In Corruption, New Government of Iraq Faces a Tough Old Foe.

Iraqi government documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times reveal the breadth of corruption, including epic schemes involving hundreds of millions of dollars in government contracts, as well as smaller-scale cases such as the purchase of better grades by university students and the distribution of U.S.-issue pistols as party favors by a former Justice Ministry official.

Middle class leaving Iraq. Since destruction of Samarra shrine, many Iraqis are desperate to leave the country.

In that other war, the capital is no longer under government/occupation control: Kabul clerics rally behind Taliban. Urge worshippers to `pick up a gun' against government Death toll from surge in violence surpasses 190 over 5 days.

An Iraqi Mother's Most Dreaded Mission: Search for Missing Son in Baghdad Only Adds to Loss and Uncertainty.

Iraq doctor brings evidence of US napalm at Fallujah.

US envoy wants talks with Iran over Iraq.

Abuse Trial Revives Old Questions. Involvement of Superior Officers at Abu Ghraib to Be Raised.

Kuwait court acquits ex-Guantanamo Qaeda detainees.

Claim by the reporter who revealed the Downing Street Memo: Bush, Blair to announce 'phased withdrawal' from Iraq. The scope of the phased withdrawal, which will see the 133,000 US force levels cut to around 100,000 by the end of the year and British numbers almost halved, has already been agreed, one senior defence source said. The actual announcement will come in response to a statement from Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki that his government believes coalition forces are no longer needed in a number of provinces.

Seymour Hersh on the massive government lawbreaking: Listening In.

Instead, the N.S.A. began, in some cases, to eavesdrop on callers (often using computers to listen for key words) or to investigate them using traditional police methods. A government consultant told me that tens of thousands of Americans had had their calls monitored in one way or the other. “In the old days, you needed probable cause to listen in,” the consultant explained. “But you could not listen in to generate probable cause. What they’re doing is a violation of the spirit of the law.” One C.I.A. officer told me that the Administration, by not approaching the FISA court early on, had made it much harder to go to the court later.

Just a bunch of crooks? Iraq press fears over new government.

The ocupation was wrong, of course. It was also incompetent: Misjudgments Marred U.S. Plans for Iraqi Police.

The world of hatred: Inside Iraq's hidden war. As a new 'national unity' government prepares to take power in Baghdad, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad reports from behind the lines of a vicious sectarian conflict rapidly spiralling towards civil war.

Violence Changes Rituals of Death in Iraq.

Every word the US utters about Guantanamo Concentration Camp is a lie: Breaking point: Inside story of the Guantanamo uprising. The camp commander's claims of a co-ordinated revolt are challenged by new details of the violence.

Patrick Cockburn: Ethnic Cleansing Takes Hold: Iraq is Disintegrating.

The last fantasy: Wary Americans Hope New Cabinet Aids Stability.

The murder ministries are unfilled: Iraq PM Fails to Reach Deal on Ministers.

As Rep. Murtha pointed out, occupation = frustrated occupation troops = civilian murders: Inquiry Implies Civilian Deaths in Iraq Topped Initial Report.

A Scramble to Defend the Mosque. Cry of 'God Is Great' Mobilizes Secular Baghdad Neighborhood Against Attack.

Since the Feb. 22 bombing of a Shiite Muslim shrine in Samarra, about 65 miles north of Baghdad, an uproar late at night in a Sunni neighborhood such as Zayuna had often meant a house-to-house sweep by Shiite militias or police. Sunni males would sometimes be taken away by gunmen, uniformed or otherwise, and never return, unless their families recovered their bodies.

And if the moon was made of green cheese, we could feed Iraqis with it: Gen. Says Iraq Economy Can Ease Violence`.

As death toll mounts, middle class flees Iraq.

In the gulag of our time: Guantanamo Prison Guards, Inmates Clash.

Support Our Troops? Disposable cannon fodder: Some Iraq war vets go homeless after return to US. One theme of the documentary is that veterans who risked their lives in war are too easily discarded by society once they are out of the military. The film shows Noel being denied housing by New York City's housing agency.

US military: US forces cannot withdraw yet from any Iraqi province.

Juan Cole on what is known of the new government: Maliki said Near to Forming Government.

Special brutality for those fighting for a better life. Those simply obeying orders to be treated better: Rumsfeld Reveals Split Over Interrogations.

Baghdad mortuary overwhelmed by rising numbers of dead. An average of 70 civilians are killed in Baghdad every day.

Patrick Cockburn: Basra carnage escalates as one person killed every hour. That makes about 100 a day dead in Baghdad and Basra alone. And these are only those reported dead.

Latest claim: Iraq may get unity government on Saturday.

Dijail Attacks Linked to Saddam Trial. People targeted on the road to Baghdad believe abductions and killings are reprisals for the trial in which Saddam Hussein is accused of massacring Dijail residents

Kirkuk Christians Fear Rising Violence. Sectarianism and growing Islamic power concerns Christians in this ethnically mixed city.

The mercenaries and the death squads: Iraq: Security Companies and Training Camps.

Attacking 400 "key sites"; only 24 of them are nuclear-related: US spells out plan to bomb Iran.

Buying citizenship: Military swears in 123 new citizens. The military announced 123 service members, including 25 from Mexico, were sworn in as American citizens last week in Iraq. The soldiers and Marines were on an accelerated citizenship program enabled by their service in a war zone.

After years of refusing: Pentagon Discloses List of Gitmo Detainees.

Patrick Cockburn: As the bombs fall, Iraq's Kurds have 'no friends but the mountains'.

Families still await reparations for wartime property losses.

Shiite lawmaker threatens to form government unilaterally.

Uniformed Killers Difficult to Identify.

On Baghdad Patrol, a Vigilant Eye on Iraqi Police.

Iraqi Lawmakers Appear to Be Mired in Minutiae.

One lawmaker found the syntax of the new bylaws somehow wanting. He looked vainly around Iraq's assembly chambers for a grammarian. Another insisted Sunday that the ground rules being written for Iraq's elected officials must dub them "representatives," not merely "members" of parliament. Why, asked a third fledgling legislator, didn't their proposed bylaws make it clear they held supreme authority over government spending, as well?
A half-hour debate sputtered along without a vote or much clear direction. One article completed, almost. One hundred fifty-one to go. At this pace, groaned one lawmaker, it would take two months for the new parliament just to write the rules for its own internal operations.

Children attack British soldiers, security in Basra deteriorates.

Press freedom abolished: Federal Source to ABC News: We Know Who You're Calling.

The British lose Basra.

U.S. may shift to Persian Gulf air bases.

Patrick Cockburn: Iraq's 'ragtag' army units start fighting among themselves.

Police chief in Iraq's Basra suspended.

Report: Turkey Bombs Christian Village in North Iraq.

U.S. military split on Iraq strategy. U.S. military leaders disagree on whether to spread U.S. troops in Iraq among Iraqi residents or to concentrate them at big bases.

In a detailed article today the Hartford Courant again documents that "mentally ill" troops are being returned to combat in Iraq: Mentally Unfit, Forced To Fight.

This time its the Imam Abdullah Ali al-Hadi shrine in Baqouba: Iraq Insurgents Bomb Holy Shiite Shrine.

Evidently, much more is coming: NSA Whistleblower To Expose More Unlawful Activity: ‘People…Are Going To Be Shocked’.

This army's going to save the country? Clashes Erupt Between Two Iraqi Army Units.

Iraqi Shiite party leaves coalition talks.

Again, workers suffer the effects of war: Baghdad street cleaners face lethal garbage.

UNESCO calls for protection of media workers in Iraq after seven new murders.

Refugees from ethnic cleansing: Displaced Iraqis 'living like animals'.

Iraq War Refugees Trapped in Limbo Between Countries With No Government to Represent Them, Kurds Wait for Help.

Turkey get hands on oil in Northern Iraq . Also: Kurdish attempts to legalize oil companies’ works in northern Iraq.

After a mother spends months trying free these recruits from the military torture center: Army Acts to Curb Abuses of Injured Recruits.

Married to the cause, Kurdish rebels leave love behind.

Largest database in human history, of all phone calls made by all Americans. Only a few Democrats could even managed to be outraged: NSA has massive database of Americans' phone calls. "It's the largest database ever assembled in the world," said one person, who, like the others who agreed to talk about the NSA's activities, declined to be identified by name or affiliation. The agency's goal is "to create a database of every call ever made" within the nation's borders, this person added. For the customers of these companies, it means that the government has detailed records of calls they made - across town or across the country - to family members, co-workers, business contacts and others.

The usefulness of the NSA's domestic phone-call database as a counterterrorism tool is unclear. Also unclear is whether the database has been used for other purposes. [Of course it has. Is it possible to believe that every phone call made by and to Sy Hersh, and numerous other Administration opponents, isn't analyzed? Hell, no!]

Only 22% of those deemed to be at risk of having PTSD by the Department of Defense are referred for treatment, a new GAO study reports: More veterans with combat stress may need extra help. The full GAO Report: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: DOD Needs to Identify the Factors Its Providers Use to Make Mental Health Evaluation Referrals for Servicemembers [pdf]. Also available: Report Highlights [pdf]. Note that DOD says only 5% of returning soldiers are at risk for PTSD, whereas New England Journal of Medicine study found about 16% of veterans have PTSD.

In Zubayr: As Violence Grows, Shiite Closes Town's Mosques. Also in article: 7 dead US soldiers on Thursday. No longer worth a headline.

Fighting over oil spoils. Who gets to steal Iraq's patrimony: Shi'ite in-fighting delays Iraq govt.

The wealthy pay for protection: Amid rising insecurity, Baghdad residents look to private security companies.

Iraq Nears Consolidation of Paramilitary Units.

Reserve games: Army Using Policy to Deny Reserve Officer Resignations. And: Reserve Chief Decries Mobilization Process.

`War Orphan' Policies to Be Reviewed.

Iran-Iraq Ties Improve as Envoy Is Promoted. Tehran officially has an ambassador in Baghdad for the first time in more than a quarter-century.

Sunni Group Forces Boycott of Iranian Goods. Under threat of reprisals, shop owners in central Iraq are no longer selling Iranian products.

In that other occupation: US Afghanistan forces see more Iraq-like attacks.

Where the insurgency gets its weapons? The US: Have 200,000 AK-47's Fallen Into the Hands of Iraqi Terrorists?

1,091 officially reported murdered in April alone, just in Baghdad: Baghdad saw hundreds of deaths in April.

Disunity in cell phone ringtones: Walkout, mobile ringtone row disrupt Iraq assembly.

Iraq announces release of more than 1,000 prisoners.

A new way to shut down unwanted investigations: Security issue kills domestic spying inquiry. NSA won’t grant Justice Department lawyers required security clearance.

And another investigation shutdown. Congresses endorses massive fraud in Iraqi reconstruction. Moves to prohibit investigation: Found: Provision in Iraq bill to shield reconstruction spending from US auditors . "Special inspector general, Stuart Bowen, who has 55 auditors on the ground in Iraq, will be barred from overseeing how the new money is spent," the Journal adds. "Instead, the funds will be overseen by the State Department's inspector general office, which has a much smaller staff in Iraq and warned in testimony to Congress in the fall that it lacked the resources to continue oversight activities in Iraq."

Aid worker's death in Iraq possible cover for lost cash.

A softer, gentler occupation: Aiming for a More Subtle Fighting Force. General says U.S. troops can counter insurgency best by preserving Iraqis' lives and honor.

UN report cites vast under-nutrition among children. One in three Iraqi children is malnourished and underweight, according to a report released by the United Nations Children's Fund.

Basra bloodshed shows Iraq's south volatile.

Interview with Iraqi Sunni Leader Adnan al Dulaymi.

Iraq Sunnis warn against Iran influence.

He may deign to allow Congress to make his unconstitutional behavior "legal." How magnanimous of him: CIA nominee hints at shift in eavesdropping law making warrantless wiretapping legal under FISA.

In the horse-trading: No deal yet on Iraq oil, trade ministers. Who will get to steal the oil billions? Stay tuned!

Waterboarding out, until the President decides to secretly change his mind: Under fire, U.S. says it will ban controversial interrogation practice.

Kuwaitis Want Guantanamo Evidence Barred.

Desperation: Army Signs Up 18-year-old Despite his Autism.

They couldn't do any worse, though they won't do any better. Why not just send the money straight to the crooks and cut out the middle man? Iraq to take on running of USAid projects.

Former British colonel sounds supply warning for Iraq.

Oh my God! When will they ever learn? Lawmakers Consider Chalabi To Lead Iraq Interior Ministry.

You have to go the British press to get a decent headline: General who eavesdropped on public is new CIA chief. He also eavesdropped on Bush's political foes.

Quick! Government doing everything to suppress: Potential Evidence Surfaces of Bush's Illegal Spying.

BRussells Tribunal: 109 Iraqi Journalists killed in Iraq Under Occupation.

Now two more Bodies of two Iraqi journalists are found in Iraq.

Wasit residents protest fuel shortages, allege official corruption.

Sorry for the inconvenience: Nearly 300 male detainees released in Iraq.

Iraq struggles with rise of guns-for-hire.

Displaced from 2003 still homeless , say analysts.

Scapeoat: Iraq arrests general over death squads.

Northern Iraqi Kurdish Authority Unites.

Kidney stones become soldiers’ silent enemy.

Willing will withdrawal: Korean Troop Reductions in Iraq Start Tuesday.

One of the few growth industries: Kidnapped in Iraq: Victim's Tale of Clockwork Death and Ransom.

'No one knows what we are going through'. Women in Iraq are living a nightmare that is hidden from the west. Now one has turned film-maker to give us a window on to what they endure.

US Army unit staying in Germany, no Iraq move now.

In Shiite Basra: Five servicemen die as insurgents in Iraq bring down UK helicopter.

US lays down the law. Any pretence of sovereignty gone in colony: U.S. won't allow private guards in Iraq.

Not surprisingly: Iraq's Shiites Now Chafe at American Presence. Perceived U.S. missteps, a torrent of angry propaganda and the sect's new political sway have fused to turn welcomers into foes.

Army murders soldiers in its very own concentration camp: Malevolent Power at Fort Sill: The Army Slays Its Own.

Breakthrough! CIA's man included: Breakthrough in Iraqi Government Talks. rospects of national unity government raised by Allawi’s inclusion - but disputes over allocation of ministerial posts continue to dog negotiations.

But United Iraqi Alliance member Abbas al-Bayati confirmed to IWPR that the government will include Allawi and members of his Iraqi National List. Iraqi National List member Mahdi al-Hafez also confirmed that Allawi will become secretary-general of the national security council, a 19-member committee of the country's top leaders that will oversee security and economic policy.

Among the brave: Political Representation Key Issue for Women. Women’s rights activists vow to fight for stronger political role.

teach them how to give it away: USAID Provides Adviser to Iraq Government on Oil Law.

Journalism in Iraq: A Dangerous Occupation. Kidnapping, murder and arrest are the price of doing business in the most dangerous country in the world to practice journalism.

Sure sounds like occupation to me. When the occupied cheer a helicopter crash and fight rescuing troops to the death: Iraqi crowd cheers crash of British helicopter, then clashes with troops.

Tetratech Q2 profit rises, wins USAF Iraq order.

Turkish military build-up pressures Iraq. And: Turkey praises Iran's efforts against PKK, warns Iraqi Kurds.

Baghdad morgue struggles to cope with flow of bodies. Can a society recover from such barbarism?

Four brothers living in New Baghdad, a working-class district, were taken from the home they shared with their wives. Their bullet-ridden bodies were found in a drainage ditch with their toes and fingers cut off. According to mortuary workers such cases are not the exception, but increasingly the norm.

Were they American trained? Iraqi police 'killed 14-year-old boy for being homosexual'.

Iraq's "Mako Generation": Sadness and Despair.

Journalists from Kurdish weekly face arrest, trial.

Ministry of Murder, Torture, and Repression to stay in Shia hands: Iraqi Shiites to keep crucial interior ministry.

Less than one hour electricity a day in 100 F heat! In capital, frequent power cuts inconvenience thousands. In March 2004, one year into the occupation, residents of Baghdad could expect around 16 hours of electricity a day. Two years later, however, this dropped to a mere six hours daily.

Dahr Jamail on the multiplying deaths in Iraq: "Reason for Their Death Is Known".

Iraq's 'Brain Drain'Continues.

Sarah Meyer on the other brain drain: Iraq: The Assassination of Academics : The Jalili Report.

Iraqi president: Syria exporting terror, Iran great danger.

Occupied not happy with burgeoning Bushistan: Baghdad anger at Bush's undiplomatic palace. [P]eople moan that the structure is bigger than anything Saddam Hussein built.

The plans are rumoured to include the biggest swimming pool in Iraq, a gymnasium, a cinema, restaurants offering delicacies from US food chains, tennis courts and a swish American Club for functions.

The American way: Amnesty: Torture by US widespread.

Talks broken off: ‘Iraqi insurgents not in contact with US anymore’. Representatives of 10 insurgent groups met Khalilzad seven times. Talks focused on US withdrawal from Iraq.

Private butchers! US private guards kill Baghdad ambulance crewman. Asked about the incident, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said: "The Americans killed the ambulance driver. They just killed him and left. They did not stop to check."

Turkish army claims right to pursue rebels in Iraq.

Sunnis demand control of Iraqi constitutional panel.

Political factions divvying up powerful government posts.

Iraqi President Says Sunni Insurgents See Iran as Threat. 'Great Change' in War Aims Is Cited.

A new country, Bushistan, arises among the ruins: Iraq Construction Boom.

In Baghdad, the United States is now building a monument to rank with Grand Coulee Dam, the Pentagon, Disney World and the Mall of America. It has elements of all four, plus a 15-foot stone wall and surface-to-air missiles. It's the new American embassy in Iraq, the biggest U.S. embassy anywhere, maybe the biggest embassy anywhere ever. According to the Associated Press and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the embassy area will cover 104 acres -- 10 times the size of a typical U.S. embassy space, six times the size of the United Nations compound in New York, and about the area of Vatican City, which is its own country.
The embassy takes in 21 buildings, including six apartment buildings; power generator, water source and purification plant; a recreation building with swimming pool, gym and food court; five high-security entrances plus an emergency entrance/exit.
It is, to use a phrase popular with the Bush backers a while ago and less widely used now, the embassy of an empire. Expressing the deepest aspirations of the United States at this moment in history, it's kind of a cross between Caesar Augustus and Donald Trump.
It's also a clear statement -- a literally concrete statement -- that the United States plans to be a dominant presence in Iraq for a long time....
Four U.S. "superbases" are planned for Iraq, and Newsweek recently described the furthest along: Balad Air Force base, 15 square miles with separate neighborhoods for different services and private contractors, an indoor golf course and a full range of fast-food options. According to The Nation, another superbase, al-Asad, has two bus routes.

Iraq: University security stepped up following attacks.

Photos fuel probe into how Iraqi civilians died.

Calm reigns in Prime Minister-designate Nuri al-Maliki's home town of Hilla: Iraq: Calm at the center of the storm.

Life ain't bad in Camp Victory: War in Iraq an Echo From Beyond Walls .

Petty, petty: Bush snubs Norway's premier. Stoltenberg's government often has been criticized within Norway for being too eager to please the US. On issues ranging from the relocation of the US Embassy in Oslo to mixed signals on whether government ministers will meet representatives from Hamas, Stoltenberg has been accused of being too accommodating to US interests.

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Riverbend: American Hostages... And: A Royal Visit...

Treatment of Prisoners. Not a Few Bad Apples! Newly released Army documents show that Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez ordered torture, aka to "go to the outer limits": ACLU Reveals New Evidence that Government Knew Abuse was Widespread Before Abu Ghraib Photos.

The ACLU said the document makes clear that while President Bush and other officials assured the world that what occurred at Abu Ghraib was the work of “a few bad apples,” the government knew that abuse was happening in numerous facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan....
In the document, an officer in charge of a team of interrogators stated that there was a 35-page order spelling out the rules of engagement that interrogators were supposed to follow, and that they were encouraged to “go to the outer limits to get information from the detainees by people who wanted the information.” When asked to whom the officer was referring, the officer answered “LTG Sanchez.” The officer stated that the expectation coming from “Headquarters” was to break the detainees.

Shiites and Sunnis unite to protect their neighborhood: Baghdad neighborhood rises up and fights back.

One of the funniest headlines in human history! US calls for respecting Iraq's sovereignty.

Gangs claim their turf in Iraq.

British report: US softens tactics in Iraq after British claims of trigger-happy troops.

One tiny area of progress: Scientific journals now available in Iraq.

Tape shows Iraqis allegedly abusing body "f a prime minister under Saddam Hussein linked to the suppression of Shiites following the 1991 Gulf War".

Must Read! Tearing off their new uniforms with rage: Iraqis Begin Duty With Refusal. Some Sunni Soldiers Say They Won't Serve Outside Home Areas.

"We had volunteered to serve our cities and communities, particularly our families in Ramadi and Fallujah, who have been mistreated by the present soldiers of the Iraqi army, who come in large part from Shiite areas," said one of the recruits, Ahmad Mahmoud Azzawi. "If they disperse us to Shiite and Kurdish areas, we will not go. Frankly, we would much rather go back to our land, to plant and reap our produce, than to serve others."

Al-Sadr: Shiite cleric seen trying to broaden his base of support.

Strikes on Iran too risky, says US general.

Kurdistan: Dangerous Passage. Turkey embraces 'hot pursuit' in northern Iraq. See, however: Iran denies crossing border into Iraq.

Over recent weeks, some 200,000 Turkish troops, backed by tanks and helicopter gunships, have massed along the mountainous border with Iraq. Trucks passing from Turkey, ferrying the imported goods and foodstuffs that are the lifeblood of the Kurdish economy, have slowed from 1,000 a day to just a couple of hundred. The Turkish military says its troops are there only to prevent armed insurgents of the Kurdish PKK rebel group from crossing into Turkey from their bases on Iraq's Kandil Mountain. But last week, according to angry Foreign Ministry officials in Baghdad, Turkish commandos briefly crossed 15 kilometers into Iraqi territory in pursuit of PKK rebels—a move that could signal dangerous new frictions to come.

Turks, Kurds Keep Ties Businesslike in New Iraq. Despite tension between the ethnic minority and the government over the border, Turkish firms are eagerly investing where Westerners won't.

'I Demand a Timetable'. Moqtada al-Sadr on war, peace and occupation.

Occupiers not popular with colonial troops: In Iraqi Town, Trainees Are Also Suspects. U.S. Troops Wary After Incidents Suggest Betrayal.

Militias steal new recruits with better pay and perks. Iraq'a militias are growing in strength, attracting many recruits from the US-run police academy.

Nobody knows for sure the strength of Iraq’s militias, but they certainly outnumber the 120,000-strong police force that estimates it is losing several hundred recruits a month....
Alah was brought up in a Shia neighbourhood but laughs at the idea that it was religious conviction that encouraged him to join the ranks of the Mahdi Army. “It is an attractive package,” he says, weighing up the economic advantages offered by the militia, such as a pledge to take care of Alah’s family if anything happens to him. He and his colleagues do as they please. They do not bother with warrants before searching premises, and can open fire at will.

Facing threats, local doctors flee Mosul.

Families hunt for Iraq's 'lost'. More than 34,000 Iraqis have been jailed, but officials often do not know where.

US 'allowed Zarqawi to escape' because it would undermine excuse for war.

We broke it. Let someone else fix it: US, handing over, urges new aid to Iraq power grid.

New Iraqi Power Plant Feeds a Feeble Grid. Rising Demand, Attacks on Infrastructure Limit Impact of U.S.-Funded Project.

US military frees Iraq Sunni cleric after 18 months detention.

Report: Australian ‘tortured and beaten’ by British soldiers.

British tabloid reports that Deputy Prime Minister: Prescott: We had Sex After War Dead Service.

Talabani meets Iraq insurgent leaders.

Majority of Iraqis pessimistic, poll shows corruption, lack of electricity and jobs make outlook grim.

Shiites willing to give up ministry overseeing security.

Mahvish Khan writes of life in one of President Bush's gulags: My Guantanamo Diary: Face to Face With the War on Terrorism.

Going down, down, down, in one of the potentially wealthiest countries in the ara: Iraq Oil Output Lowest Since Invasion. Iraq's oil production has slipped further and further since the U.S.-led invasion, to an average of 2 million barrels a day. It has never regained even the reduced production levels that prevailed in the 1990s, when Iraq was under tough U.N. sanctions.... The result: Iraq is importing refined oil products at record high prices at a time that it should be boosting exports to take advantage of those prices to earn money for reconstruction.

Iraq's national security adviser Muwaffaq al-Rubaie: US troops in Iraq 'home by 2008'. He expected the 133,000 US troops to be cut to less than 100,000 by the end of the year and an "overwhelming majority" to have left by the end of 2007 under a US-Iraqi plan for progressively handing over security.

Iraq's neighbors start their maneuvers: Turkish Armed Forces Strike PKK Camps in N. Iraq.

After Iraq, Expensive Apache Rebuilds.

Protest, Resistance, and Civil War

Occupation Resistance Analysis

Sunni Arab Tribal Chief Murdered in Iraq.

CBS: Cameraman, soundman killed in Iraq, correspondent in critical condition .

Two soldiers plus the CBS staff: Four Britons die in Iraq attacks.

In Ramadi: US raid kills seven civilians in Iraq .

21 killed in Iraq Saturday.

Friday: Car Bomb Kills at Least 10 in Baghdad.

Coach of Iraq's tennis team, 2 players gunned down.

Iraq hostages watch executions before release.

Judge from Dujail Kidnapped in Iraq.

On Jordanian television: Iraqi Insurgent Gives Chilling Confession.

14 killed in drive-by shootings in Iraq.

US soldier killed in Iraq.

2,500 killed, 85,000 displaced in two months.

Bomb attacks kill more than 17 people across Iraq just one day after the new government.

So unexceptional it gets only a brief mention from Reuters: Fire destroys over 100 shops in Iraq.

4 US soldiers are killed by bomb in Iraq.

UAE diplomat in Iraq kidnapped.

For Water Truck 103, a Perilous Path to the End. Ambush Greets Convoy At Site Near Baghdad.

Tuesday: Twenty-three die in Iraq attack.

7 GIs Killed Over the Weekend in Iraq.

US: More than 40 insurgents die in Iraq raids: But Sunni group accuses coalition troops of killing civilians. See also: Iraq Sunnis accuse US of "atrocity" over raids.

British Soldiers Among 41 Killed Across Iraq.

In an event of immense potential significance: Shiite group claims two Iraq attacks.

US fuel tankers burned in North Baghdad ambush.

Friday: U.S. tank falls off bridge, killing 4 Marines in Iraq; Sunni preacher and son killed in Basra. In total reported today: 8 American Troops Killed in Iraq.

Iraq University teacher body found.

Reporter for Sunni TV station gunned down in Iraq. In total: 5 Journalists Killed In Iraq So Far This Month

Gunmen Kill Shiite Official in Northern Iraq.

5 escape from US prison in Iraq.

Wednesday: 11 killed in bus attack.

Retired Texas police officer killed in Iraq.

Tuesday: Suicide Truck Bomber Kills 17 in Iraq.

Armed group raids prison, kills one in Iraq.

Monday: Two U.S. soldiers killed, one wounded in Iraq.

Iraq’s Bloody Sunday: 76 Dead.

Sunday: 30 Iraqis Killed in Karbala, Baghdad. Ministry Reports 51 Bound Bodies Found In Capital.

Copter crash kills 10 Americans in Afghanistan. Military says enemy fire not responsible for downing of CH-47 Chinook

3 U.S. Soldiers Killed in Iraq Bombing.

Seven oil experts kidnapped in Iraq.

Bomb kills nine near Baghdad courthouse. Early reports of 9 dead.

New report of civilians killed: 13 killed in US air assault.

Thursday: Bomb kills two US soldiers in Iraq.

In Falluja: Suicide bomber kills 10 at police station in Iraq.

More than 62 people killed and dozens injured across Iraq.

In Ramadi: Suicide Bomber Slams Into Convoy in Iraq.

One day: Developments in Iraq on May 2.

[My "favorite":] U.S. private security contractors shot dead an Iraqi ambulance crewman as the ambulance approached a site in northern Baghdad where the contractors' armoured vehicle had been hit by a roadside bomb, a U.S. military spokesman said.

Somebody killed in Ramadi: US, Iraqi forces kill over 100 insurgents in Ramadi.

Three British men killed south of Baghdad.

Six killed; 12 bodies found tortured in Iraq.

Analysis, Commentary, & Domestic Reaction

Occupation Resistance Analysis

War dissenters again finding voice in music. Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina and other hot topics compel artists to vent their political frustrations.

The activist generation: War draws older generation to streets. Dozens of seniors in Seal Beach protest American activity in Iraq.

James Carroll: Remember And Resist. The fallen heroes remind us with their lives that war must stop.

Tarek al-Issawi: Iraq Poised to Become Main Iranian Ally.

Safa A. Hussein , a former deputy member of the dissolved Iraqi Governing Council: Iraq as an emerging Turkish-Iranian playing field.

Is Washington's Iran Policy Mean-Spirited and Misguided?

Fred Grimm: An apology to a young woman killed in Iraq.

Greg Mitchell: For Memorial Day: Editorials Still Oppose Iraq Withdrawals.

Marty Kaplan: The Bush Stops Here. Low poll numbers must be Kool-Aid. Apparently W now thinks he's Harry Truman.

Nir Rosen: Iraq Is the Republic of Fear.

Col. Douglas A. MacGregor (Ret.): Fire the Generals! The Failure of Military Leadership in Iraq.

Charles J. Hanley: Parallels between Iraq, Vietnam.

A dwindling number of upbeat observers see a potential turning point for Iraq, if the new, elected Iraqi government and growing Iraqi army begin pacifying the country. But Stephen Biddle, a national security specialist at the Council on Foreign Relations, contends that "Iraqization" is one lesson that shouldn't be taken from Vietnam. "In a communal civil war, it throws gasoline on the fire," he writes in the journal Foreign Affairs.

Rami G. Khouri: Exporting Chaos. America talks about building democracy in the Middle East. In fact, it fosters mainly violence and failed states.

It's unclear now that Murtha is the mouthpiece of the Pentagon brass. If he was, why is he taking on the Haditha massacre with so much passion? Murtha: New scandal worse than Abu Ghraib. "Who covered it up, why did they cover it up, why did they wait so long?" Murtha said on "This Week" on ABC. "We don't know how far it goes. It goes right up the chain of command." I do suspect that he does know how far up the chain it goes.

"I will not excuse murder, and this is what happened," Murtha said. "This investigation should have been over two or three weeks afterward and it should have been made public and people should have been held responsible for it."

TIME: The Haditha Scandal's Other Casualty. With the Pentagon completing its probe into whether U.S. forces massacred civilians one November morning in Western Iraq, the damage to America's image abroad could take a further hit Really, is it possible for the image to be lower than the toilet?

Robert Koehler: Stay the Lie.

As we stare with sudden revulsion at the apparent cold-blooded murder of Iraqi civilians in Haditha - at least 15, maybe twice that number, killed by Marines avenging a buddy, including a 3-year-old girl, and men shoved into a closet, and a man kneeling in prayer - let us have the wit not to feign shock. The massacre in this farming town on the Euphrates, about 150 miles northwest of Baghdad, may not be precisely part of Operation Iraqi Freedom's official mission, but neither is it an aberration. Indeed, it is, as Iraq vet Charlie Anderson said to me, a "foreseeable consequence" of an occupation that from day one was clumsy, brutal and clueless.

Dan Froomkin: No New Contrition.

David Swanson: Why Exiting Iraq Is Not That Hard.

Alberto J. Mora, ho retired as Navy general counsel last year, wrote a memo to Pentagon officials two years before the Abu Ghraib scandal that warned against circumventing international agreements on torture and detainee treatment. This article is excerpted from remarks he made upon receiving a 2006 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award: An Affront To American Values.

Scott Ritter on the staged mea culpa: The hardest word. What was going through the minds of those who advised George W Bush and Tony Blair to 'come clean' about their shortcomings regarding the war in Iraq?

In the middle of a conflict not of their making, fighting an enemy as deadly and resolute as they themselves are, the Marines are now lectured by general's to destroy only that which needs destroyed, kill only those who need killed, as if war was ever that easy.

Allan Uthman: Top 10 Signs of the Impending U.S. Police State. From secret detention centers to warrantless wiretapping, Bush and Co. give free rein to their totalitarian impulses.

US Adults Remain Very Pessimistic About Situation in Iraq, According to Latest Harris Poll.

US refuses to help prosecute nuclear smuggler: U.S. Silence Impeding Swiss in Nuclear Case. Expert Says Calls Have Been Ignored.

Peter Dyer: Iran, Bush & Nuremberg. One of the most pernicious consequences of the invasion of Iraq is that in the United States it is now apparently accepted virtually without challenge that aggressive war is a legitimate tool of American foreign policy.

Linda S. Heard: How much longer can the dollar reign supreme?

David Corn: Bush and Blair's Joint (Defense) Press Conference. To get insight, see Bush's smirk after his "mea culpa."

Rights group assails 'war outsourcing'. War outsourcing is creating the corporate equivalent of Guantánamo Bay - a virtual rules-free zone in which perpetrators are not likely to be held accountable for breaking the law," Larry Cox, executive director of Amnesty International USA, said in Washington.

"It is difficult to believe that the United States government, which once considered itself as an exemplar of human rights, has sacrificed its most fundamental principle by abusing prisoners as a matter of policy, by 'disappearing' detainees into a network of secret prisons and by abducting and sending people for interrogation to countries that practice torture such as Egypt, Syria and Morocco," Cox said....
"Governments collectively and individually paralyzed international institutions and squandered public resources in pursuit of narrow security interests, sacrificed principles in the name of the 'war on terror' and turned a blind eye to massive human rights violations." "As a result," she said, "the world has paid a heavy price, in terms of erosion of fundamental principles and in the enormous damage done to the lives and livelihoods of ordinary people." The war on terrorism, she said, "is failing and will continue to fail until human rights and human security are given precedence over narrow national security interests."

James M Skelly: Iraq, Vietnam, and the dilemmas of United States soldiers.

In Britain, new documents reveal: US 'swayed Iraq war law advice'.

Jim Lobe: Israel's American Constituency. On his maiden visit to the United States as Israel's prime minister, Ehud Olmert received a first-hand look at the political muscle of the right-wing “Israel Lobby,” part of which used the occasion to launch a campaign to deter him from following through on plans to unilaterally evacuate tens of thousands of settlers living in the occupied West Bank.

In their shameless pursuit of another war, neocons and Likudniks of the Wiesenthal Center promoting bald-faced lie. If the press had any integrity, these people would never be cited agin on anything. Ever. 'Yellow Journalism!': Anatomy of a hoax: False story alleging special yellow insignia for Iranian Jews spurred by Wiesenthal Center?s flawed confirmation.

Indeed, the law?s text and parliamentary debate, available in English from the BBC Service, discloses no provision mandating that any Iranians will have to wear any kind of prescribed dress. It instead focuses on promoting 'traditional' clothing designs 'using Iranian and Islamic patterns' by Iran's domestic fashion industry and preventing 'the import of clothes incompatible with cultural Islamic and national values.' The law is meant to develop and protect Iran's clothing industry, Javedanfar said....
[After the story totally collapsed the bastards tried to reframe it:] Still, many of the follow-up stories clung to claims that a proposal to mandate special clothes for religious minorities had been discussed as part of the legislation at some earlier point. Many Jewish groups, including the Wiesenthal Center and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, supported this claim....
[Some groups acted honorably, including:] The Anti-Defamation League treated the report most carefully, turning to Iran expert Bill Samii, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Iran affairs analyst. Like Javedanfar, Sammi took little time in obtaining the law's text and accompanying information and debunking the report. The ADL press release, titled, 'UNCONFIRMED REPORTS OF IRAN'S ?DRESS CODE,' noted, 'While it is factual that the Iranian parliament is considering some kind of dress code, there is no evidence of any discussion of legislation concerning badges or the like for Jews and others.'

Justin Raimondo: Fake but Accurate: The War Party fabrication factory is revving up its motor again. Destination: Tehran.

John Prados: Big Brother's History.

Derrick Z. Jackson: The war on free press.

This could be fun. Darth Vader in court: Libby Told Grand Jury Cheney Spoke of Plame: Vice President May Be Called as Witness.

Could be fun seeing Darth Vader in court: Special counsel: Cheney may be called to testify.

Robert Scheer: Wow! Iraqi Leader Takes Bush's Calls.

Paul Craig Roberts: The Administration That Won't Stop Lying.

Andrew Bacevich interviewed by Tom Engelhardt: The Delusions of Global Hegemony.

Joshua Holland: Falling superpower. The U.S. is losing its grip as the world's sole superpower. And the PNAC crowd is hastening the end of the party.

Harold Meyerson: For Neocons, the Irony of Iraq.

Rove Deputy Peddling False Claims About Pre-War Iraq Intelligence.

Palm Beach Post Editorial: As the increment turns: Iraq's non-milestone.

The Asahi Shimbun Editorial: Turning point in Iraq. We believe he should first bring home our troops before he begins talking to the new Iraqi government about broader support from Japan. It is time to think afresh about what Iraq really needs and what Japan can do for the country.

Ed Garvey has hope: Surprisingly, There's Reason For Optimism.

Elizabeth Spiro Clark: Snubbing Iran.

James Carroll: Old hands against war. It was not the draft that sparked the peace movement of that era or ''youthful idealism," but this awareness of nuclear threat. ''Ours [is] the first generation to live with the possibility of worldwide cataclysm," declared the foundational Port Huron Statement in 1962.

Tom Hayden on the Korb-Katulis "strategic redeployment" proposal: Hawks for Withdrawal.

Prodi speaks bitter truth on Iraq. Silvio Berlusconi, defeated in last month's elections, would have done the same had he been returned to office. But he would not have agreed with Prodi's candid statement that the war and occupation had been a "grave error."

New York Times: Hold the Applause in Iraq. There's just one major problem with the national unity cabinet presented over the weekend by Iraq's new prime minister. On the most important national issue — reforming Iraq's corrupt, brutal and highly partisan security forces — no unity has yet been achieved.

American public distrusts everybody. Is it time for a democratic revival?

Paul Krugman on: Talk-Show Joe.

Sami Moubayed: Iraq's cabinet falls short.

Their album comes out Tuesday. And they're definitely "Not Ready to Make Nice": The Dixie Chicks: America Catches Up With Them. See also, in TIME: In the Line of Fire.

Robert Fisk on the Turkish deniers of the Armenian Genocide: You're talking nonsense, Mr Ambassador. All the while, new diplomatic archives are opening to reveal the smell of death - Armenian death .

US Groups Hail Censure of Washington's "Terror War".

Jean Rohe: Why I Spoke Up about John McCain's photo op at the New School.

Reidar Visser: Iraq's partition fantasy.

John Prados: Hayden: The Good Soldier.

Michael Schwartz` How the Bush Administration Deconstructed Iraq.

Judith Miller says she was warned in July 2001 that a major attack was forthcoming: The 9/11 Story That Got Away. In 2001, an anonymous White House source leaked top-secret NSA intelligence to reporter Judith Miller that Al Qaida was planning a major attack on the United States. But the story never made it into the paper.

Rep John Murtha says: Marines killed Iraqi civilians 'in cold blood'.

Rupert Cornwell: Why the Pentagon has turned on the makers of 'Baghdad ER'. Also: Films on Guantánamo and Iraq face war of cuts.

Mathieu Guidère and Peter Harling: Iraq’s resistance evolves. Iraq is simultaneously descending into both a civil war and a war of resistance against foreign occupation. The United States has been hoping to exploit the divide between Iraqi patriots and global jihadists, but the Sunni opposition is growing more structured and unified as it adapts to changing conditions, and may transcend those divisions.

William S. Lind: Ink Blots and Super Fortresses: More Contradictions from the Iraq War.

Justin Raimondo: Is America Becoming a Police State? Yes, because perpetual war means dictatorship at home.

Ray McGovern: Bowing To The Police State.

Jonathan Power: What about Libya?

Brattleboro Reformer: From bad to worse. What we're seeing in Washington isn't governance. It's wilding.

Dahr Jamail: Support Our Troops, Anybody? The President sure won't.

New poll: World opinion of U.S. sinking. Dislike of everything American on the rise.

The latest Washington Post - ABC News poll presented graphically. Note drop in Republican and Independent support.

Michael T. Klare: Less Oil, More Wars.

Eugene Robinson: Nation of Fear. There's little comfort in the latest polls on the revelation that the National Security Agency, on orders from George W. Bush, is compiling a permanent record of Americans' telephone calls. True, the new surveys by Newsweek and USA Today-Gallup are more encouraging than the Post-ABC News poll last week in which 63 percent said sure, no problem, go ahead and rummage through my life. But even the new polls say that four out of every 10 citizens are ready to surrender privacy and due process without so much as a whimper of protest.

If a psychiatrist were to put the nation on the couch, the shrink's notes would read something like this: "Patient feels vulnerable to attack; cannot remember having experienced similar feeling before. Patient accustomed to being in control; now feels buffeted by outside forces beyond grasp. Patient believes livelihood and prosperity being usurped by others (repeatedly mentions China). Patient seeks scapegoats for personal failings (immigrants, Muslims, civil libertarians). Patient is by far most powerful nation in world, yet feels powerless. Patient is full of unfocused anger."

Adel Malek in Al-Hayat: Iraq between a Dignified and a Humiliating Withdrawal…

Richard Cohen: Straight Talk Unexpressed. "Thank you, Dr. Falwell."

William Blum: Appealing to the United States is Not Very Appealing. Under the apparently hopeful belief that it was all a misunderstanding, that the United States was not really intent upon crushing them and their movements for social change, the Guatemalan foreign minister in 1954, President Cheddi Jagan of British Guiana in 1961, and Maurice Bishop, leader of Grenada, in 1983 all made their appeals to be left in peace, Jagan doing so at the White House in a talk with President John F. Kennedy. All were crushed anyhow.

Joshua Holland: Iraq would have been a disaster even if it had been based on noble intentions.

Simply put, humanitarian intervention is justified only to protect civilian populations from slaughter and other egregious human rights violations. It’s not a punishment for past atrocities.
The Iraqi regime was guilty of wholesale slaughter and other exceptional crimes against humanity between 1983 and 1988 and following the Gulf War in 1991. When Saddam was gassing Kurdish civilians in the 1980s, there would have been an almost unimpeachable case for humanitarian intervention. Throughout that period, however, the U.S. was supporting the Iraqi government.
During the years before the invasion, Saddam’s brutality, while indefensible, also wasn’t particularly worse than that of other dictators, some of whom the West supports today.

In Iraq war, time is a weapon and it works against the US.

Bush has barely positive approval in only three states: Idaho, Utah, Wyoming.

Geov Parrish: Now America reacts: Iraq didn't get us riled up -- but domestic spying did.

James Carroll: America the Titanic.

David Phinney on the corruption and slave labor involved in building Bushistan on the Tigris: America In Baghdad. Secret contract deals, fraud, ineptitude and shoddy work costing billions of dollars have been a centerpiece of our troubles in Iraq since the eve of the 2003 invasion.

Daniel M. Ryan: Pre-Emptive Hallucinations.

Joshua Holland: Groundhog Day in Iraq.

Latest poll: 51% oppose NSA database. But 54% say its illegal and 62% want immediate congressional investigation!

Michiko Kakutani: All the President's Books (Minding History's Whys and Wherefores).

Philip Weiss: Neocons Tiptoe Away From Iraq.

Was Iraq Worth It? An award-winning Iraqi journalist wonders about the cost of the U.S. invasion.

Fired Officer Believed CIA Lied to Congress. Friends Say McCarthy Learned of Denials About Detainees' Treatment.

Ira Chernus: Why Are Hamas Peace Moves Ignored?

Maybe things aren't as bleak as that Washington Post poll yesterday made them appear. Newsweek finds 53% [vs. 41% for "necessary tool"] of Americans feel NSA spying "goes too far": Newsweek Poll: Americans Wary of NSA Spying: Bush’s approval ratings hit new lows as controversy rages..

USA Today: NSA has your phone records; 'trust us' isn't good enough Creating a huge, secret database of Americans' phone records does far more than threaten terrorists. It is a deeply troubling act that undermines U.S. freedoms and threatens us all.

Cindy Sheehan: Oh No, Canada!

West Point Graduates Against The War says: Now Is The Time.

Report by Jason Leopold: Rove Informs White House He Will Be Indicted. Later: Karl Rove Indicted on Charges of Perjury, Lying to Investigators.

The love of liberty is foreign from the land! Phone-Records Surveillance Is Broadly Acceptable to Public.

Must Read! Greg Palast on NSA spying. It ain't what you think: The Spies Who Shag Us: The Times and USA Today have Missed the Bigger Story -- Again.

Worried about Dick Cheney listening in Sunday on your call to Mom? That ain't nothing. You should be more concerned that they are linking this info to your medical records, your bill purchases and your entire personal profile including, not incidentally, your voting registration....
They are paid to keep an eye on you -- because the FBI can't. For the government to collect this stuff is against the law unless you're suspected of a crime. (The law in question is the Constitution.) But ChoicePoint can collect if for "commercial" purchases -- and under the Bush Administration's suspect reading of the Patriot Act -- our domestic spying apparatchiks can then BUY the info from ChoicePoint....
And now ChoicePoint and George Bush want your blood. Forget your phone bill. ChoicePoint, a sickened executive of the company told us in confidence, "hope[s] to build a database of DNA samples from every person in the United States …linked to all the other information held by CP [ChoicePoint]" from medical to voting records.

William M. Arkin: Telephone Records are just the Tip of NSA's Iceberg. The number of "transactions" being tracked, raises questions as to whether an all-seeing domestic surveillance system isn't slowly being established, one that in just a few years time will be able to reveal the interactions of any targeted individual in near real time.

Cindy Sheehan: A Perfect Mother's Day Gift: Create a Peace Movement That Ends the Iraq Occupation and Prevents Future Wars of Aggression.

Kathy Kelly: Imagining Survival.

Adjunct faculty Steve Almond: Condoleezza Rice at Boston College? I Quit! But I am not writing this letter simply because of an objection to the war against Iraq. My concern is more fundamental. Simply put, Rice is a liar.... I cannot, in good conscience, exhort my students to pursue truth and knowledge, then collect a paycheck from an institution that displays such flagrant disregard for both.

Gareth Porter: Iranian nukes not the real issue. The history of the conflict and the private strategic thinking of both sides reveal that the dispute is really about the Bush administration's drive for greater dominance in the Middle East and Iran's demand for recognition as a regional power.

It is now known that the Iranian leadership, which was convinced that Bush was planning to move against Iran after toppling Saddam Hussein in Iraq, proposed in April 2003 to negotiate with the United States on the very issues that the US administration had claimed were the basis for its hostile posture toward Tehran: its nuclear program, its support for Hezbollah and other anti-Israeli armed groups, and its hostility to Israel's existence.

Still '5 to 7 Years of Hell' in Iraq, Zinni Predicts for US.

Iran and Turkey fire salvo over Iraq.

Leon Hadar: Bush's Slow Race in the Last Lap: What will he do to save his legacy?

Eugene Robinson: An Easy Call: Lying. At least now we know that the Bush administration's name for spying on Americans without first seeking court approval -- the "terrorist surveillance program" -- isn't an exercise in Orwellian doublespeak after all. It's just a bald-faced lie.

Tom Porteous: Bush's Unanswered Letter.

Terence Samuel: The New 9-11 Psyche: How The Iraq War Changed Our Mood For Vengeance.

Reserve member not allowed to resign years after serving his time: O’Reilly deployed to Iraq.

Great place for crooks: A new report says the Pentagon's finances are in disarray.

Doug Soderstrom: Why I Cannot Support The Troops In Iraq.

Perhaps the day will come (but by then it may well be too late) when the world finally realizes that killing in the name of God is, and for that matter, has always been, wrong, that the future of the world, from the very beginning of time until that of the present moment, has been contingent upon a mom and dad's rather simple willingness to remind their own children that they have but one, and only one, mandate in life... that of following the voice of their own conscience which, has always, without exception, demanded that they, as human beings, say yes to life, and, with no apology whatsoever, no to war.

Former president Clinton bests Bush in honesty poll.

Rami G. Khouri: The ominous backlash of a U.S. pullout from Iraq.

Conservative Chicago Tribune Editorial: The NSA has your number: This sounds like a vast and unchecked intrusion on privacy.

Why would the government seek and store records of every telephone call to your doctor, your lawyer, your next door neighbor? Tell us.

Juan Cole: Saving Iraq: Mission impossible. Nouri al-Maliki, a Shiite hard-liner distrusted by his foes, will almost certainly be unable to stop Iraq's slide to chaos.

Patricia Zohn Coming Home: A Soldier Returns to a Family He Didn't Leave Behind (Part 3 of 4). And: Part 4. If you haven't yet read them: Part 1. And: Part 2.

Optimist: Murtha: Troops Home From Iraq By 2007.

Scumbag: CNN's O'Brien questioned the patriotism of Vietnam vets protesting administration's actions in Iraq.

Richard Cohen asks why Hillary Clinton is getting a fundraiser hosted by right-wing stalwart Rupert Murdoch, owner of FOX News ["We lie, you decide"]: Who Are You, Hillary? No doubt Murdoch can raise lots of money. That's not the question. The question is: What will it buy?

For some people, the embrace of Murdoch is only going to raise old questions about Hillary Clinton. What does it mean? Does Clinton agree with him? Does he agree with her? If so, what does he know that I don't? Is she now pro-life? Does she support reactionary judges? Does she endorse the use of the press to advance business interests? Does she know what she believes? Do we know what she believes? Hillary, help us. Who the hell are you? [He should have asked Cindy Sheehan. She could have told him.]

CNN's Jack Cafferty speaks of the burgeoning dictatorship in this country: Cafferty: Dictatorship.

David Enders: Hezbollah on the Tigris? Like the militant Lebanese group, fiery cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr is using both guns and butter to seize power in Iraq.

Joan Vennochi: Fundamentalists gain strength in Iraq.

Kevin Zeese: The Corporate-U.S. Takeover of the Iraq Economy.

Interview with Anthony Arnove, author of Iraq: The Logic Of Withdrawal. Excerpt from Iraq: the Logic of Withdrawal.

What the world has waited for: Curtains For The CIA? But the alternative may be worse.

Jim Lobe: Cui Bono? Negroponte or Rumsfeld.

Robin Hindery: Only US option in Iraq 'is to leave'. "Once you start reacting to events, you cannot impose a solution," said Ahmed Hashim, a professor at the Naval War College who worked with US troops in Iraq from November 2003 to September 2005 in an effort to understand the emotions and loyalties driving Iraq's insurgents. "You go along with the flow."

Rhonda Chriss Lokeman writes of American citizens: Too civilized for our own good.

President Bush: The Most Powerless Man in the World.

She should know: Sen. Clinton Says Bush Has Charm, Charisma.

How we (essentially) stole Iraq's oil.

Sad "progress," perhaps: Iraq War Is Drawing Less Support Than Vietnam Did at Same Stage.

A new Music Video from Jackson Browne: Lives in the Balance.

Richard Gwyn on the latest sobering analysis in Foreign Affairs: The cut-and-run scenario on Iraq.

Robert Parry: The CIA, a Bush Family Fiefdom. And: Rummy Logic & Enduring Lies.

Democracy Now! interviews Stephen Kinze, authors of Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq: Part I; Part II.

Mark Engler reviews Greg Grandin's Empire’s Workshop: Latin America and the Roots of U.S. Imperialism: The Latin American Roots of US Imperialism.

Shadi Hamid: The Path To War With Iran.

Patricia Zohn: Coming Home: A Soldier Returns to a Family He Didn't Leave Behind (Part 1 of 4). And: Part 2 of 4.

Another day, another poll, another 31%: Bush's Public Approval at New Low Point.

The percentage of respondents who said going to war in Iraq was the correct decision slipped to a new low of 39 percent, down from 47 percent in January. Two-thirds said they have little or no confidence that Mr. Bush will be able to successfully end the war there....
Americans said that Democrats would do a better job dealing with Iraq, gas prices, immigration, taxes, prescription drug and civil liberties. Fifty percent said Democrats come closer than Republicans in sharing their moral values. A majority said Republican members of Congress were more likely to be financially corrupt than a Democratic member of Congress.

Doug McIntyre: An Apology From A Bush Voter.

Trudi Loh: Trudi Loh: The Truth About the War in Iraq and Al Gore.

At least the Democrats are doing something: Democrats may block impeachment resolution in California.

1984 time! Top government officials in every department ordered to include references to "progress in Iraq" in to every speech! The USDA on Iraq: Everything's Coming Up Rosy. Here are suggested talking points for Agricultural officials.

Shirin Ebadi, winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize for her work for democracy and human rights in Iran and elsewhere, spoke Saturday at the Islamic Center of American, in Dearborn, MI. She criticized American threats against her country, and against Islam: Translation of Shirin Ebadi Speech.

And the young shall lead: 4 Texas Students [7th graders] Win State History Fair By Writing About SDS and anti-war protests, then and now.

Robert Dreyfuss on partition proposals: Destroying Iraq To Save It.

Biden may have given away the real reason he is pushing this unworkable plan—namely, that the alternative is the withdrawal of U.S. forces. In his Times op-ed, he says so. “The frustration of Americans is mounting so fast that Congress might end up mandating a rapid pullout,” he says, with some alarm.

Another week, another low. Down 3 points in one week! Disapproval at all-time high of 65%: Bush approval rating hits new low.

Bush's fall is being fueled by erosion among support from conservatives and Republicans. In the poll, 52% of conservatives and 68% of Republicans approved of the job he is doing. Both are record lows among those groups. Moderates gave him an approval rating of 28%, liberals of 7%.

Feingold urges Democrats to stand up to Bush.

After being taken off-line by C-Span copyright spat, Stephen Colbert's roast of the Shrub is back online.

John Mearsheimer &smp; Stephen Walt: The Israel Lobby: Response to Critics. We knew it was likely to generate a strong reaction, and we are not surprised that some of our critics have chosen to attack our characters or misrepresent our arguments.

Tariq Ali: Bullish on Iran?

Joel Peskoff: Hillary Clinton: Too much of a Clinton Democrat?

Ray McGovern: My Meeting With Rumsfeld.

Daily Star: Arab regimes have to take action before Iraq's nightmare spreads.

New York Times: Funny Money on Iraq.

Crooks fall out. When House Speaker Dennis Hastert goes against Bush, you know the times they are a changin: Top House Republican may oppose CIA nominee.

Rep. Lois: Capps supports exploring grounds for impeaching Bush.

Porter Goss' spooky demise. Bush's CIA chief abruptly resigns under a shadow of alleged ties to a corrupt congressman and leaves a spy agency in chaos.

Robert Fisk: Is The US Provoking Civil War in Iraq? Through a Syrian Lens.

Dilip Hiro: A setback for democracy in the Middle East.

Thomas E. Ricks reviews Ahmed S. Hashim's Counter-Insurgency in Iraq: Iraq's Insurgency: A Shadowy Foe.

Contrary to the official U.S. view that the insurgency is built largely around foreign jihadists and Baathist "dead-enders" keen to restore the old dictatorship, Hashim argues that the rebellion is broadly based in Iraq's Sunni Arab community and draws considerable strength from the tribal structure of Iraqi society. For example, he notes, the Dulaim tribe, which lives primarily in the turbulent city of Ramadi, repeatedly fought Saddam Hussein's regime in the 1990s. "Yet the Dulaimis have been among the most consistent supporters of the insurgency," Hashim writes.

Joe Cirincione: Failure in Iraq.

Hayden, Likely Choice for CIA Chief, Displayed Shaky Grip on 4th Amendment at Press Club.

Gareth Porter: Bush's Wavering Halts Insurgent Peace Talks.

Antonia Juhasz explains to Joshua Holland what its all about: Bush Clears the Way for Corporate Domination.

Tony Swindell: Message from a Vet of My Lai Time: "Our Descent Into Hell Has Begun".

Unknown to the visitors, the Montagnards had earlier tortured to death three North Vietnamese captives and partook of their blood in the company of Special Forces A Team troopers. These unfortunate had been impaled through their anuses with bamboo poles and given the same spear prodding. Later, their bodies were staked out along enemy infiltration trails as a mortal warning to the enemy....
There's a numbness in my guts as I see the same nightmares becoming reality again in Iraq, and I wonder what's happened to America's soul. Is this what we want, another generation suckled on the poison of another renegade leadership? Gooks have become ragheads, every adult male is an insurgent eligible for torture, and every Iraqi home filled with men, women and children is a free-fire zone. Even places of worship get flattened. Once again, we've been marched into another lunatic asylum in the Twilight Zone.

Michael Ratner: Making the Case for Impeachment. The belated effort by retired officers to oust Donald Rumsfeld is worse than "too little, too late." It may lead to bypassing the most important target.

Edward S. Walker Jr.: George And Mahmoud Play Chicken.

Ramzy Baroud in Al-Ahram Nuclear standoff or realpolitik? Washington must acknowledge that even lesser powers are entitled to play political games.

The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Wednesday, May 3: Mayday, Mayday.

David Clark: Success is not the transition to death by electric drill.

The Iraqi Government Is the Iraqis' Business.

Where in this debate are the desires of the Iraqis themselves? During the debate on the formation of the new government, Shia politicians complained that President Bush himself called Baghdad to say that Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari (whose slate won the most votes in the elections we organized) was unacceptable to Washington. As many Iraqis ask: Where is the democracy? Where is the freedom?

Tom Engelhardt: "This Is Our Destiny": Fantasies of American Preponderance.

Abdullah Bajaber in Arab News: Iraq: ‘Silence Is Betrayal’.

Sami Moubayed: Iraq at the mercy of 'kingmaker' Muqtada.

Not All See Video Mockery of Zarqawi as Good Strategy. Further, if the US succeeds in humiliating him, wouldn't that provoke more dramatic attacks, at a cost in lost Iraqi lives? Oh, I forgot, as Madeline Albright made clear, that's a price the US is quite willing to pay.

Maureen Dowd: The Captors Become the Captives.

Bad news for Bush: Bush's Approval Falls to New Low. Most notably, to me: "A majority of Americans say they want Democrats rather than Republicans to control Congress (51 percent to 34 percent). That's the largest gap recorded by AP-Ipsos since Bush took office. Even 31 percent of conservatives want Republicans out of power." Also: "Of all Republicans, nearly 30 percent disapprove of the job Bush is doing, including 13 percent who feel strongly about it."

Part of the ongoing debate with Iraq Body Count over the accuracy of its estimates of civilian casualties in Iraq: Maelstrom of Vitriol: The BBC Smears Media Lens

Ehsan Ahrari Iraq as a US political football.

'Caught up in the march to war'. Two CIA operatives raise questions about use of pre-war intelligence.

Bahrain's dawn of democracy proves false for Shia.

F. Stephen Larrabee and Peter a. Wilson:

Elizabeth Spiro Clark: Slouching Towards Tehran.

Iraq's trade unions: Tender shoots in weed-bound soil. Attacked by insurgents, hobbled by factions, Iraq's unions fight for air.

Juan Cole calls for demonstrations to prevent the next war on Iran: Hitchens the Hacker; And, Hitchens the Orientalist And, "We don't Want Your Stinking War!

Michael Georgy of Reuters: Iraq rebels need more than invitation to democracy.

Sarah Meyer relays stories from three Iraqis: Iraq: “The Occupation is the disease”.

Republican chairman booed at American Jewish Committee event.

The chairman of the Republican Party was booed at an American Jewish Committee event over comments on Iraq. Ken Mehlman, who is Jewish, said Iraq posed less of a challenge now than under Saddam Hussein....
The room burst into applause, however, when AJCommittee board member Edith Everett asked Mehlman to “take a message” to President Bush to stop linking Israel and Iran. “It does not help Israel and it does not help American Jews to appear to be stimulators of any action against Iran,” Everett said.

Salt Lake Tribune: The butcher's bill: Cost of Iraqi operation stays hidden. The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service now predicts the total cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (remember Afghanistan?) will be $811 billion. And that's if U.S. troops - nearly 2,400 of whom have already died - begin withdrawing from Iraq this year.

Lt. Gen. William E. Odom: Cut and Run? You Bet.

Tony Capaccio: Rumsfeld v. Brass: How Defense Chief Pushed Light Force in Iraq.

The Council on Foreign Relations: Iraq’s Press: A Status Report.

I'm the Decider! (Koo-Koo-Ka-Choo).

Patrick Seale: Power Makes Men Mad.

Iraq's location is mystery to young Americans.

Cato Institute: Bush in ‘ceaseless push for power’. Read study: Power Surge: The Constitutional Record of George W. Bush.

"Turning point, turning point": Bush Stays the Course on ‘Turning Point’ Rhetoric.

Two new polls have Bush at all-time low: Sour news for GOP in poll. And: Poll: Gas Prices, Iraq Weigh Down Bush.

Jonathan Cutler: Beyond Incompetence: Washington's War in Iraq.

Gilbert Achcar, like Chomsky, is inclined to stipulate the decisive role of Realpolitik in US foreign policy. Looking at the case of Iraq, however, Achcar makes an exception. "In the case of Iraq, and in this case exclusively," writes Achcar in a 2004 CounterPunch article, "the Bush administration has acted on ideological views so contrary to the 'reality principle' that they could only lead into this major nightmare of U.S. imperial policy... History will probably record this venture as one of the most important blunders ever committed by an administration abroad from the standpoint of U.S. imperial interests."

Robert Parry: Iran Intelligence War.

Brian M. Downing: 'Taking Out' Iran's Nuclear Facilities: Not So Fast .

Gene C. Gerard on the comparison of Iraq to postwar Germany and Japan: The new reconstruction. Former Ambassador James Dobbins, along with the RAND Corporation, authored a study entitled America's Role in Nation-Building: From Germany to Iraq, which determined that there was not a single post-war American combat casualty in Germany or Japan.

Empire debates what to do with colony: Biden: Split Iraq Into Three Regions.

Cindy Sheehan: Mission Accomplished Day.

Mission Accomplished: A look back at the media's fawning coverage of Bush's premature declaration of victory in Iraq.

ABC: Homeland Inspector General says he was pressured to 'tone down' criticism of Bush before election.

Anthony Cordesman: Dividing Iraq: First, Think Long and Hard Should Iraq be Divided? Or Would It Cause More Strife?

Sen. Pat Roberts: Senator ensnared in debate over intelligence leaking.

At Least 350,000 March for Peace, Justice & Democracy.

Michael Gordon and Bernard E. Trainer: First Chapter: 'Cobra II'.

Will Hutton: A battle for oil could set the world aflame. International powers will do everything to protect their access to dwindling resources. We are mad not to have an alternative strategy .

Experts See Little Hope for Emergence of Democracy in Iraq. “Once the U.S. occupation started, the possibility for democracy ended,” stated Diamond.

Oliver Morgan and Heather Stewart: New oil shock ahead as $100 spike looms.

Thomas E. Ricks on imperial debates: Merits of Partitioning Iraq or Allowing Civil War Weighed.

As ordinary Iraqis struggle to survive: Battle for Iraq's Future Far From Over.

Now he says it? Powell Says U.S. Went Into Iraq Without Enough Troops.

Sarandon speaks of death threats after opposing Iraq war.

Helen Thomas: Bush should cut his (our) losses.

The greatest criminal in American history? Bush challenges hundreds of laws: President cites powers of his office.

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