The Insider: Daily Terrorism Report

Saudis Uneasily Balance Desires for Change and Stability Saudis watching the newly introduced broadcasts of their country's Consultative Council a few months back were startled to discover the royal family's handpicked legislators discussing an almost comically minor problem: the theft of wood from the desert kingdom's forests. (NY Times)

Beyond Those Sick Images Under Saddam Hussein's rule, Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad was known for torture and killings. (LA Times)

'Six Morons Who Lost the War' Reaction to Iraqi prisoner abuse reinforces concerns about deteriorating US image abroad. (CS Monitor)

The Fallacies of Fallujah Last week Chris Matthews asked Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld whether the siege of Fallujah could be compared to the World War II battle for Stalingrad or, a bit before that, the Spanish Civil War fight for Madrid. (Washington Post)

In Nasiriyah, Hopeful Pockets of Pragmatism A month ago Shiite Muslim supporters of renegade Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr stormed two bridges across the Euphrates River here as part of their uprising in southern Iraq. (Washington Post)

Intelligence Reform Will Not Be Quick The White House, Congress and two independent commissions are discussing wholesale reform of the nation's intelligence community in the wake of its failures to detect the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and accurately describe Iraq's weapons programs, mistakes that were highlighted in recent public hearings. (Washington Post)

Editorial: Pause for Thought

The Turkish authorities appear to have scored a major victory with the arrest of 24 terrorists who they believe were planning to bomb next month's NATO summit in Istanbul. (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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