Israeli commandos storm Gaza hotel
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said before Thursday's hotel raid that he had ordered a security crackdown on the ultranationalists he described as "lawless gangs" engaged in "a reign of terror" threatening Israel's democracy. Far-right Jews protesting at the pullout plan also blocked several highways around Israel during Wednesday's rush-hour. About 150 demonstrators were arrested and police used water cannon to disperse some of the blockades.War? What war?
As the Iraq nightmare deepens, Fox News and its cable competitors wallow in shark attacks and Natalee Holloway. If you don't cover a war, does it exist?President Bush cries ‘9/11’ one too many times
If the “terrorists” — a conveniently vague term that apparently can include any group at the administration’s whim — truly intend to attack on American soil, why would they waste their time in Iraq?Stay the Crooked Course
Forget the documentary evidence (the Downing Street minutes) that the war on Iraq was fraudulent from the outset. Forget that the U.S. and UK started pulverizing Iraq with stepped-up bombing months before president or prime minister breathed a word to Congress or Parliament. Forget that Defense Secretary Rumsfeld and his merry men – his co-opted, castrated military brass – have no clue regarding what U.S. forces are up against in Iraq. The president insists that we must stay the course.Dangerous Incompetence
The incompetence at the highest levels of government in Washington has undermined the U.S. troops who have fought honorably and bravely in Iraq, which is why the troops are now stuck in a murderous quagmire. If a Democratic administration had conducted a war this incompetently, the Republicans in Congress would be dusting off their impeachment manuals.Bush sets up domestic spy service
The White House says it is enacting the measures to fight international terrorist groups and prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction.Rescuers reach downed chopper in Afghanistan
U.S. spokesman declines to comment on report some Americans missingThe Other War We're Losing
Our failure is strategic, not tactical, and it can only be remedied by a change in strategic objective. Instead of trying to remake Afghanistan, we need to redefine our strategic objective to accept that country as it is, always has been and always will be: a poor, primitive, and faction-ridden place, dependent on poppy cultivation and proud of its strict Islamic traditions.White House taking seriously allegations that Iran's president-elect was a former hostage taker
"You're either for us or you're for the terrorists. Well, now the leader of Iran is a terrorist."