The Insider: Daily Terrorism Report

Vacationing Under the azure sky of Aspen in the Rockies, I was able to put aside the cares of a tormented world ... the dealings with the Shiite militants in Iraq, the struggle over parcels of land on Israel's West Bank, the growing number of the poor and medically uninsured in our own country, and even the battle of "527," that gaping loophole in the campaign-finance law that underwrote the nominally independent attack on the war record of Sen. John Kerry. (Christian Science Monitor)

Shortening the Washington-Paris Distance

The cold blooded slaughter of the Nepalese workers and the abduction and threat of killing the two French journalists, represent an additional evidence for those who still need such evidence on the fact that there is no relationship between the terrorism in Iraq and between what some describe as resistance. (Al Hayat)

France's Friends

What with all the bold and brave speechifying in New York City this week to re-nominate President George W. Bush, it's not surprising that the real news of the day —at least for Ye Olde Europeans —has escaped notice. Sacre bleu: Franco-Iraqi relations are at an all-time low. (Washington Times)

Iraq —By The Numbers

In his Thursday night convention speech, President Bush heralded his administration's accomplishment in defeating the tyranny of Saddam Hussein and giving the Iraqi people a future of freedom and hope. (LA Times)

Fear Is More Damaging To Democracy Than Terror

The question that dogs Tony Blair at every turn reared up again in the extract from the fomer BBC director-general Greg Dyke's memoirs this week: either Blair misunderstood the 45-minute claim and was therefore incompetent, or he lied. As long as he dodges this question, its corrosive impact on his reputation and that of his government spreads. (Gulf Times —Qatar)

A Case For Reelection Based On The War

President Bush delivered two speeches in Madison Square Garden last night. One was a fairly pedestrian affair -- a laundry list of domestic policies and promises that sounded like a State of the Union address. The other was a soaring defense of his record as commander in chief since Sept. 11, 2001. (Boston Globe)

The Insider Daily Terrorism Report (DTR) is a summary of major news articles and broadcasts relating to international terrorism and developments in Iraq. The DTR is edited daily from foreign and U.S. sources by Chris Isham, Hoda Osman, and Brinda Adhikari of the ABCNEWS Investigative Unit. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of ABCNEWS.

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