Cleric Will Enforce Islamic Law

The Pentagon provided "inappropriate" analysis for its reports of a strong link between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda, a finding that was cited by the White House as a rationale for invading Iraq, a report by the Pentagon inspector general says. (Bloomberg)


Probe Targets GSA Chief

Another federal investigation is targeting a Bush administration official, this time for possibly using government resources for partisan political purposes. (ABC News)


Saudis Kill French Murders Suspect

Saudi security forces have killed a suspect in the murder of four French citizens on 26 February, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) has reported. (BBC)


Canadian's Terror Appeal Denied

The first person to be charged under Canada's anti-terrorism act has lost his attempt to challenge the law over its constitutionality. (BBC)


French Charge 42 Over Angola Arms

The son of ex-French President Francois Mitterrand is among 42 people who are to stand trial for their alleged involvement in sending arms to Angola. (BBC)


Sudanese Soldiers Accused of Rape

Rape is being used as a weapon of war in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region, a United Nations report says. (BBC)


Rwanda's Ex-President Freed from Prison

Rwanda's first post-genocide president walked out of prison on Friday, freed after a presidential pardon for a 15-year sentence he received on charges that included inciting ethnic violence. (Reuters)


Britain's Humiliation -- and Europe's

By Charles Krauthammer

Iran has pulled off a tidy little success with its seizure and release of those 15 British sailors and marines: a pointed humiliation of Britain, with a bonus demonstration of Iran's intention to push back against coalition challenges to its assets in Iraq. All with total impunity. (Washington Post)

Ahmadinejad and the "Half-Pregnant" Khomeinists

By Amir Taheri

Is the crisis provoked by the capture of the British hostages part of a smokescreen for a crackdown on dissidents in Iran? (Alsharq Alawsat)

Europe Lives in a Dream World When It Comes to Iran

By Charles Tannock

Though the crisis triggered by Iran's illegal capture of 15 British naval personnel has ended, it is difficult not to see how the European Union's irresolute and contradictory approach to the abductions only made matters worse. Faced with a country whose leader is bent on acquiring nuclear weapons, the EU's leaders simply dithered, fearing that the fire next door in Iraq could somehow spread. (Daily Star)

Guantanamo Follies

There has been much speculation about the Supreme Court's decision not to hear an appeal from a group of Guantanamo Bay inmates until they have exhausted their legal options. Was the court signaling that the appeal had no merit? Were the court's liberals waiting for a better chance to review President Bush's unconstitutional detention system for "illegal enemy combatants"? (NY Times)

The Insider Daily Investigative Report (DIR) is a summary of major news articles and broadcasts relating to investigative news, including international terrorism and developments in Iraq. The DIR is edited daily from foreign and U.S. sources by Chris Isham and Elizabeth Sprague of the ABC News Investigative Unit. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of ABCNEWS.

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