CIA Torture Jets

A senior official with the interior ministry in Iraq has been gunned down in Baghdad, the ministry has said. (BBC)

Allawi Refuses to Join New Coalition Govt

Outgoing Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi has declined an offer to join a new coalition government led by the election-winning Shiite bloc, its leaders said yesterday. (AFP)



Ministers talk about hundreds of would-be bombers. (The Guardian)

Next Step in Rebuilding Iraq: Bring Power to the People

The effort to improve the electrical supply is finally concentrating on individual neighborhoods. (NY Times)

Bolton, Out of the Blue

President Bush got good reviews in Europe last month, but his second-term diplomatic charm offensive suffered a severe setback Monday with his nomination of John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Bolton, an arms control expert with very little patience for multilateral niceties, is a leader of the administration's neoconservative hawks, who have been openly scornful of the United Nations. (LA Times)

Work On the Undecided Who Don't Hate Our Guts

The key to good management, veteran Yankee baseball man Casey Stengel once quipped, "is keeping the nine guys who hate your guts away from the nine guys who haven't made up their minds." As we move into 2005, the current managers of U.S. foreign policy, particularly toward the Arab and Muslim worlds, would be well advised to heed Stengel's advice. (The Daily Star)

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