The Insider: Daily Terrorism Report

The Fog Persists in Iraq

As the military and security situation in Iraq has deteriorated, the United States and the United Nations have pinned ever-higher expectations on the appointment of a new interim government. (LA Times)

Iraq's Interim Government

Iraq's new government must be endowed with as much credibility and sovereignty as possible if it is to establish a workable democracy. (NY Times)

Hopeful Omens in Iraq

In his prime-time speech last week, George W. Bush hit all his familiar themes — we must show resolve, stay the course, finish the job, etc. But it masked a very different reality. (Washington Post)

The Story Behind Chalabi, Feith and Company

There's a story behind the story. And it is a messy tale of deceit, cronyism and corruption. (Arab News)

Denying Al Qaeda Space in a Modernizing Saudi Arabia

A sitting duck makes an easy target. This is one lesson the Saudi royal family can learn from the latest bout of violence which visited the eastern city of Khobar on Saturday. It is a lesson that should have been learned before now, as "wake-up calls" have been sounded at irregular intervals since a Saudi National Guard facility in Riyadh was car-bombed in 1995. (Daily Star)

The Terrorist Next Door? The U.S. warns of a major attack and reminds Americans that terrorists can be homegrown. (Time)

Attacks Leave Many Questions Unanswered

With the worst now over and the body count completed, the injured are being treated and the traumatized hostages are working hard to bring their lives back to normal. (Arab News)

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

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