Saudis Battle Al Qaeda

Sunday's 12-hour gunbattle between security forces and wanted Al-Qaeda terrorists in Al-Rass in Qasim region was the most ferocious yet in this country's war against terrorism. It demonstrates very strongly and once again the authorities' utter determination to eliminate terrorism. There will be no let-up in the continuing fight against terror. (Arab News)

Bush and the Intelligence Failures

President George Bush might have to declare soon the formation of a new commission to investigate the political meddling with the intelligence information in order to justify the war on Iraq; since the "presidential committee" did not attain any indications of such meddling. (Al Hayat)

Listen To Arab Voices

The third Arab Human Development Report, finally released by the U.N. Development Program after a lengthy controversy, should be required reading for Bush administration officials and for anyone interested in promoting Middle East democracy. (Washington Post)

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