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WAR: About that War

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Reuters

It has been a tough couple of weeks for the U.S. anti-war movement, but Ohio military mom Rosemary Palmer believes she already can see the beginning of the end of the Iraq war. "People are frustrated with setbacks, I see that ... But I think it*

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AP

President Bush envisions a long-term U.S. troop presence in Iraq similar to the one in South Korea where American forces have helped keep an uneasy peace for more than 50 years, the White House said. [The Hundred Year War.]

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International Herald Tribune

Controversy rages over the war in Iraq, but what about the so-called other war in Afghanistan, for which there is strong bipartisan support in the US and in the international community? Is there a danger of losing in Afghanistan? The answer is yes

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NY Times

As the Bush administration completes secret new rules governing interrogations, a group of experts advising the intelligence agencies are arguing that the harsh techniques used since the 2001 terrorist attacks are outmoded, amateurish and unreliable.

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by Patrick J. Buchanan (AntiWar)

Has Congress given George Bush a green light to attack Iran? For he is surely behaving as though it is his call alone. And evidence is mounting that we are on a collision course for war:

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AP

Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr appeared in public for the first time in months, delivering a fiery anti-American sermon to thousands of followers and demanding US troops leave Iraq. His speech called on Sunnis to join with him in the fight aga

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by John Nichols (The Nation)

The question is not whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid flinched in their negotiations with the Bush administration over the continuation of the Iraq occupation.

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by Gareth Porter (AntiWar)

[Holy crap!] Nationalist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's bid to unite Sunnis and Shi'ites on the basis of a common demand for withdrawal of U.S. occupation forces, reported by the Washington Post, seems likely to get a positive response

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The Smoking Gun

[GRAPHIC] In a recent raid on an al-Qaeda safe house in Iraq, U.S. military officials recovered an assortment of crude drawings depicting torture methods like "blowtorch to the skin" and "eye removal." Along with the images, which

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Washington Monthly

In 2003, an optimist could hope that the US would establish a liberal democracy in Iraq. Four years into the war in Iraq, an optimist can hope that a "surge" of 30,000 troops will help stablize an illiberal, Iran-aligned Shiite government.

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The Independent

Farmers in southern Iraq have started to grow opium poppies in their fields for the first time, sparking fears that Iraq might become a serious drugs producer along the lines of Afghanistan. Rice farmers along the Euphrates, to the west of the ci

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