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WAR: About that War

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by Justin Raimondo (AntiWar.com)

Liberman has the rhetorical conceit of pretending that we're in the position of Britain during the blitz. This is so typical of the neoconservative vocabulary of crisis-mongering: their response to any criticism, is an outraged cry: "Don

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by Dahr Jamail and Tom Engelhardt

More recently, however, air war has largely disappeared from consciousness. It simply hasn't been part of war, as Americans see, read about, or imagine it, on-screen or off. This is strange.

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USA Today

A $300 million Pentagon psychological warfare operation includes plans for placing pro-American messages in foreign media outlets without disclosing the U.S. government as the source, one of the military officials in charge of the program says.

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Associated Press

The U.S. ambassador to Pakistan said bin Laden cannot communicate with his followers because he likely is hiding in a remote area, Pakistan's TV reported after the ambassador met with local journalists.

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UPI

"I made a tough decision [on Iraq]. And knowing what I know today I'd make the same decision again," Bush said. About 30,000 Iraqis and 2,140 U.S. troops had been killed since the start of the war was a "down payment" on democ

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Reuters

Establishing order and security, restoring essential services and meeting the humanitarian needs of the population of a country we just vanquished is now a "core U.S. military mission."

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Knight Ridder

Iranian-backed militia Badr Organization taken over Iraqi Interior Ministry's intelligence activities and infiltrated its elite commando units. Enabled the Shiite Muslim militia to use IM vehicles and equipment, bought with American money, to car

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ABC News

More than two-thirds of those surveyed oppose the presence of troops from the United States and its coalition partners and less than half, 44 percent, say their country is better off now than it was before the war,

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by Justin Raimondo (AntiWar.com)

The effort to demonize Syria and, in effect, Saddamize its ruler, Bashar al-Assad, has run up against a brick wall: the recantation of the prime witness, who says he was bribed, intimidated, and tortured into going along with the narrative being sold

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by Alexander Cockburn (CounterPunch)

Armed with graphs, bar charts and intimate knowledge of what is actually happening on the ground in Iraq, the former US Marine shredded Bush's claims, blazing a path for his fellow Democrats, which most of them continue to shun.

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San Francisco Chronicle

Propose that the US be willing to place stability above democracy, at least in the near term, and to swallow the "bitter pill" of supporting an authoritarian regime in Iraq backed by sectarian militias if that is the best means of suppressi

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San Francisco Chronicle

Sunni Arabs with extensive knowledge of the insurgency say that US troop withdrawal by itself will not halt the violence consuming Iraq. Must accompany other steps, including negotiations with insurgent groups, if an all-out civil war between the Shi

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Associated Press

Moderates are imploring colleagues in Congress to tone down the rhetoric on Iraq as debate about President Bush's war policies has become increasingly bitter and partisan. "The quality of congressional debate has an impact on events in Iraq

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Reuters

In a move unthinkable in the bloody run-up to the last election, guerrillas in the western insurgent heartland of Anbar province say they are even prepared to protect voting stations from fighters loyal to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, leader of al Qaeda in

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Agence France Presse

An Iraqi general formerly in charge of special forces said he witnessed horrific scenes of torture in Iraqi prisons and accused a Shiite militia of being responsible. "It was horrific. Thousands of detainees, often teenagers, beaten, burned, rec

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MSNBC

Before Sept. 11, bin Laden’s speeches were not hard to find, but fear of being labeled pro-terrorist have kept many Islamic and Arab scholars from publishing his words in recent years. "if you want to reflect on the chilling effect that we are n

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UPI

A United Nations official has said a U.S. military base in the Kosovo region is the site of a secret prison. Talking about Camp Bondsteel in eastern Kosovo, U.N. Ombudsman Marek Nowicki told the German daily Berliner Zeitung

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