The Insider: Daily Terrorism Report

In Quotes: Blair and Iraq Weapons As the Butler Report is published into the pre-war intelligence on Iraq's weapons, here are some of the key statements made by the prime minister about Saddam Hussein's weapons — before and after the war. (BBC)

The New Groupthink

The partisan groupthink on Iraq runs contrary to what the Senate Intelligence Committee report says. (NY Times)


I hope that high-ranking, and lesser, officials be prosecuted. (Al Hayat)

A Failure of the System

A government cannot go to war on a false pretext. Either Blair apologizes - or there must be a change of leader. (The Guardian)

Who Are Iraq's Hostage-Takers?

The kidnapping of foreigners has become a boom industry in Iraq, fuelled by an array of militant groups opposed to coalition forces and the US-backed interim government. (BBC)

A Terrible Choice

Since last week Filipino truck driver Angelo dela Cruz has been under sentence of death from Iraqi terrorists, who seized him while he tried to earn money for his family back home. He is not the first victim of this bestiality. (Arab News)

Advocates of War Now Profit from Iraq's Reconstruction Lobbyists, aides to senior officials and others encouraged invasion and now help firms pursue contracts. They see no conflict. (LA Times)

Carrot Not Stick

In war on terror, Saudis try amnesty. (CS Monitor)

Patriot Act Glance

Examples provided by the Justice Department showing how the Patriot Act has been used in terrorism and criminal investigations: (AP)

Logging On to Terror.Com

While militant and terrorist groups have been using the Internet for almost a decade, its growing popularity as a meeting place for terrorist groups over the past few years has made cyberspace a key battleground in the "war on terror." (Asia Times)

Agencies and War On Terror

Aid agencies have been increasingly co-opted into the war on terror, fatally compromising their neutrality and effectiveness. (The Guardian)


U.S.A. Adopts Financial Legislation for Counter-Terrorism

Paul J Smith examines how the U.S.A. has enlisted a range of bank-secrecy and money-laundering statutes to restrict the flow of money to terrorist groups. (Jane's Intelligence Review)

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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