The Insider: Daily Terrorism Report

Turkey, Israel Say Blasts Haven't Shaken Ties The bombing of two synagogues here, purportedly claimed by Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network, focuses attention on Turkey's deep, lucrative relationship with Israel and raises questions whether Turkey is now paying the price for that friendship. (LA Times)

Let Us Be Clear on Al Qaeda's Goals (Arab News)

The New Iraq Is Grim, Hopeful and Still Scary To return to Baghdad after six months is to encounter a country at once dispiriting and yet, in spite of all, still hopeful, if flaggingly so. (NY Times)

The Lessons of a Quagmire Sending more soldiers could even be counterproductive if it results in more civilian casualties, as it did in Vietnam, complicating our effort to win over the population. (NY Times)

Ending Terrorism by Investing in Youth and Making the People Partners in Reform Six months ago, it seemed that the Arab governments had realized that in order to defeat terrorism, a strategic decision was needed, which would be based on reforming relations with the people and qualitative reforms involving both the authorities and the society. This is what appeared on the surface. (Al Hayat)

Adequate Access The accord announced last week between the White House and the national commission charged with investigating the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, is not a model of simplicity or openness. (Washington Post)

High Risks in Afghanistan Less than two years after President Bush's first military victory, Afghanistan is in danger of reverting to a deadly combination of rule by warlords and the Taliban. (NY Times)

Suspicious Sugarcoating Last Thursday, as the death toll in the bombing of the Italian police station in Nasiriyah stood at 29, a senior administration official was telling me and a few colleagues about the "good things" taking place in Iraq. (Washington Post)

The Court and Guantánamo The Supreme Court should hold that the Guantánamo detainees have a right to a legal proceeding to challenge their confinement. (NY Times)

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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