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WAR: About that War

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by James Bamford (Common Dreams)

A federal judge found that the president of the United States broke the law, committed a serious felony and violated the Constitution. Had the president been an ordinary citizen the F.B.I. would have conducted an investigation, a United States attorn

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by Michael Long (AntiWar)

Marcus Aurelius once said, "Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too." That is the reason we study history: to recognize the mistakes our race has made before and to learn fr

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Reuters

President George W. Bush will request slightly more than $100 billion to cover war operations in Iraq and Afghanistan for the rest of this year and an even larger amount for fiscal 2008 that begins on October 1, congressional sources said on Thursday

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Boston Globe

The messianic Soldiers of Heaven militia that fought US and Iraqi troops in one of the fiercest battles of the war Sunday is among the more than two dozen extremist militias operating across Iraq that are fast becoming a powerful, and hidden, new ene

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Tufts Daily

The New Yorker's Seymour Hersh closed out last week's symposium "The 'War on Terrorism': Where Do We Stand" with a scathing critique of President George W. Bush and his foreign policy in the Middle East. "The fact of

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NY Times

Iraqi forces were surprised and nearly overwhelmed by the ferocity of an obscure renegade militia in a weekend battle near the holy city of Najaf and needed far more help from American forces than previously disclosed, American and Iraqi officials sa

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By The Associated Press

The government has agreed to drop two allegations of conduct unbecoming an officer from its case against an Army lieutenant who called the Iraq war illegal and refused to deploy but still faces a maximum of four years' imprisonment.

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AP

Iraq indefinitely halted all flights to and from Syria and closed a border crossing with Iran as the government prepares for a new security crackdown aimed at crushing violence in the capital and surrounding regions, a member of parliament and an air

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The Independent

There are growing suspicions in Iraq that the official story of the battle outside Najaf between a messianic Iraqi cult and the Iraqi security forces supported by the US, in which 263 people were killed and 210 wounded, is a fabrication.

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der Spiegel

Former chief of the CIA's Europe division, Tyler Drumheller, discusses the US foreign intelligence service's cooperation with Germany, the covert kidnapping of suspected terrorists and a Bush adminstration that ignored CIA advice and u

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LA Times

Has the American reaction to the attacks in fact been a massive overreaction? Is the widespread belief that 9/11 plunged us into one of the deadliest struggles of our time simply wrong? If we did overreact, why did we do so? Does history provide any

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Christian Science Monitor

"...everyone is worried that the more robust US rules of engagement in taking on the Shia in Baghdad will have a knock-on effect on the Shia in the south," says Lord Garden. "That could make it more difficult for the British."

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Christian Science Monitor

What precisely happened near the Shiite shrine city of Najaf Sunday is still being sorted out, but it seems likely that at its root was an unusual new wrinkle in Iraqi violence: a Shiite plan to attack Shiites. A battle that lasted for more than 12

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Tom Paine

Having made a mess of Iraq, continuing to refuse to play a constructive and even-handed role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and having gotten bored with democracy promotion, the Bush administration now appears to be fanning the flames of sectari

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Ron Paul - www.safehaven.com

Congress has spent more than $500 billion on specific appropriations for Iraq. This sum is not reflected in official budget and deficit figures. If every American taxpayer had to submit an extra five or ten thousand dollars to the IRS this April...

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by Jacob Sullum (Reason)

After violating the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act by eavesdropping on Americans without warrants for 5 years, the administration somehow found a way to obey the law without sacrificing our safety.

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