The Insider: Daily Terrorism Report

In Iraq, of late, it has been a tale of two cities, and of two men of vaulting ambition, each seeking a path to power in the Iraq that will emerge, some day, from the turmoil that has followed the downfall of Saddam Hussein. (NY Times)

Eroding Legitimacy is U.N.'s Greatest Challenge

Even before that awful bomb ripped through our Baghdad headquarters on August 19, 2003, taking the lives of 22 of my colleagues, the U.N. mission in Iraq had already become marginal to the epic crisis being played out there. Iraq had become the centre of both the U.S. war on terror and the war between the extremities of two civilizations. (Gulf Times —Qatar)

War And Media: Differences In Perception

If the Arab media want to play their rightful role in the region, they will have to put their house in order first, says Muhammad Fahd Al-Harithy, continuing his analysis of the coverage of the Iraq war by the world media. (Arab News)

The Profiling Puzzle

Ever since the Sept. 11 attack on America by radical Islamic terrorists, the use of ethnic and religious profiling in assessing security risks has been a subject of controversy. In this debate, the mass internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II has been often cited as a cautionary tale. (Boston Globe)

Hopes Fade For End To Najaf Shrine Siege

If Iyad Allawi, the Iraqi interim prime minister, was still hoping on Sunday for a compromise to end the bloody confrontation in Najaf, there was little sign that fighters loyal to Moqtada al-Sadr, the rebel Shia cleric, had heard about it. Instead they were preparing for battle. (Financial Times)

Time To Face the Real Issues

We desperately need a more comprehensive, bipartisan, and sustainable strategy to win this war on terrorism. (U.S. World & News Report)

Terrorism Inc.

What do Al Qaeda and General Motors have in common? (LA Times)

Trials Set To Begin For Four at Guantanamo

Four suspected al Qaeda terrorists will face military trials this week at the Navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in historic legal proceedings that have not been conducted by the U.S. government since World War II and are unlike anything most Americans face in the criminal justice system. (Washington Post)

Guantanamo —Disorder of the Day

As the United States begins the Guantanamo Bay trials, the principal issue for many in the world will not be the guilt of those accused but whether the United States affords them due process and a fair trial. (Chicago Tribune)

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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