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Tom Hayden : In Egypt and the Middle East, It All Falls Down

A protester burns a picture of Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak. Photo by Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters.Egypt and the Middle East:It all falls downBy Tom Hayden / The Rag Blog / January 29, 2011 Sixty years of American foreign policy … finish reading Tom Hayden : In Egypt and the Middle East, It All Falls Down

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US Torture: Best al Qaeda Recruiting Tool

Major Matthew AlexanderTorture? It probably killed more Americans than 9/11By Patrick Cockburn / April 26, 2009 The use of torture by the US has proved so counter-productive that it may have led to the death of as many US soldiers … finish reading US Torture: Best al Qaeda Recruiting Tool

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Cheney Admits to Torture Role; Says He’d Still Waterboard

Vice President Dick Cheney says he approved waterboarding at Guantanamo. If I said what I’d like to say on reading this (and hearing it all day), the NSA agents who are monitoring this board would be sending the Secret Service … finish reading Cheney Admits to Torture Role; Says He’d Still Waterboard

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Kahlah al-Marri : Supremes May Hear Major Detention Case

The Supreme court may hear the case of Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri who has been detained in a brig in South Carolina for five years. Photo from www.psaonline.‘The Supreme Court is now being asked to consider the legality of Marri’s … finish reading Kahlah al-Marri : Supremes May Hear Major Detention Case

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As Rumsfeld Declared Victory, the Taliban Began Their Reconquest of Afghanistan

Photo: Nir RosenHow We Lost the War We Won: A journey into Taliban-controlled AfghanistanBy Nir Rosen / October 16, 2008 The highway that leads south out of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, passes through a craggy range of arid, sand-colored … finish reading As Rumsfeld Declared Victory, the Taliban Began Their Reconquest of Afghanistan

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For Now, Our War on al Qaeda Is Over

On the Seventh Anniversary of September 11: Time to Declare the original al-Qaeda DefeatedBy Juan Cole / September 11, 2008 The original al-Qaeda is defeated. It is a dangerous thing for an analyst to say, because obviously radical Muslim extremists … finish reading For Now, Our War on al Qaeda Is Over

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9/11 : The Politics of Fear, Religious Fanaticism and Checks & Balances

‘They’ve attacked us! Turn on your TV!!’By Thomas Cleaver / The Rag Blog / September 11, 2008 I remember seven years ago today like it was yesterday: the phone call at 0545 pulling me from sleep to hear a friend … finish reading 9/11 : The Politics of Fear, Religious Fanaticism and Checks & Balances

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The ‘War’ on Terror : It Just Doesn’t Work

Calling it a ‘war’ is a boon to terrorist recruiters.By Seth G. Jones and Martin C. Libicki / August 6, 2008 ARLINGTON, Va. – Military might against Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups isn’t working – and no wonder. After … finish reading The ‘War’ on Terror : It Just Doesn’t Work

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BOOKS : White House Ordered Forgery

‘Designed to portray a false link between Hussein’s regime and al Qaeda’ By Mike Allen / August 4, 2008 A new book by the author Ron Suskind claims that the White House ordered the CIA to forge a back-dated, handwritten … finish reading BOOKS : White House Ordered Forgery

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BOOKS : The Dark Side by Jane Meyer

They described not just standing, but being kept up on their tiptoes with their arms extended out and up over their heads, attached by shackles on their wrists and ankles, for what they described as eight hours at a stretch. … finish reading BOOKS : The Dark Side by Jane Meyer

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Senate Report : No Saddam, al-Qaida Link

The Senate Intelligence Committee, which released the Iraq report, is chaired by Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., left. The ranking minority member is Sen. Jay Rockefeller, right. Photo by Alex Wong / Getty Images.The Big Story You May Have Missed During … finish reading Senate Report : No Saddam, al-Qaida Link

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