Last weekend Congress passed up the opportunity to adopt, after scant consideration, the largest reorganization of the U.S. intelligence community in half a century -- a measure that was rushed through both houses with election-year zeal and then concocted by a conference committee into a 500-page omnibus that hardly anyone had read, much less considered. (Washington Post)
Iraq's New Court Finds Itself on Trial
The worst kind of hypocrisy is the sort that pretends to stand on principle. The latest example is the failure of the United Nations, our European allies and nongovernmental groups to support Iraqi efforts to bring Saddam Hussein and his henchmen to justice. (NY Times)
Why does it suit the government to put the message that it is waging war on fear and insecurity at the heart of yesterday's Queen's speech? (The Guardian)
Fallujah And Its Aftermath Did Not Break The Iraqi Insurgency's Back
It is far from clear what the U.S. "victory" in Fallujah really means in a military, political and economic sense. There are, however, good reasons to question whether the tactical victory will have a positive strategic effect. (The Daily Star)
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