Among the mostly depressing news coming out of Iraq in recent weeks was Sunday's announcement that the militant Shiite leader Moqtada al-Sadr will soon form a political party and contest Iraq's January elections. Given that Sadr has politically and militarily challenged the United States since April, this should be taken as a positive move - but only a first step on a long road that Iraqis must now walk together decisively, in order to achieve their goal of a unified, peaceful, prosperous country. (Daily Star)
Let Them Damn Themselves Out of Own Mouths
The attack on the BBC team in Riyadh in which cameraman Simon Cumbers died and security correspondent Frank Gardner was seriously injured was another in a series of motivated terrorist acts. The strategy of these armed groups has now become apparent — scaring foreigners into leaving the country. (Arab News)
Secret World of U.S. Jails
Jason Burke charts the worldwide hidden network of prisons where more than 3,000 al Qaeda suspects are being held without trial and many subjected to torture. (The Observer)
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