Questions Surround Newsweek Report

Former Iraqi president Saddam Hussain will write his memoirs in prison while awaiting trial, according to a member of Saddam's legal team. (Bloomberg)


What Drives Support For This Torturer

Oil and gas ensure that the US backs the Uzbek dictator to the hilt. (The Guardian)

Qur'an Incident: Everything Is OK When It Is 'Us' Against 'Them'

In a way, you have to blame Americans like former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and media bigots like Sean Hannity and Daniel Pipes for the moral corruption that drives many of the abuses in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Arab News)

The Serious Offense in Guantanamo

The so-called American "Committee for Religious Freedom" still believes that it has a message and a cause, or a mission, or even a model to convey to others. (Al Hayat)

Beyond Abu Ghraib

The release a year ago of photographs of American soldiers performing twisted acts like holding Iraqi prisoners at the end of a leash stamped the name Abu Ghraib with a notoriety that will last for decades. Some soldiers are being held accountable, either with jail time or loss of rank, but the scandal also has shone light on the issue of mistreatment of detainees beyond Iraq, a matter that requires a far-reaching investigation independent of U.S. intelligence agencies or the military. (LA Times)

No Policy Is Not Good Policy

If it wants to succeed, the United States will have to decide what its primary goal is for North Korea: policy change or regime change? (Newsweek)

Beyond Darfur

This page has urged tougher pressure on Sudan's government, which promotes genocide in the western province of Darfur. But such pressure could also yield benefits elsewhere. (Washington Post)

U.S. Universities to Teach Book on Terrorism by Saudi Intellectuals

"Saudis and Terror, Cross-Cultural Views", a book published recently by a group of Saudi and foreign writers, will be taught at American universities, according to Professor Ralph Salmi, a faculty member at California University's Department of Political Science and National Security. (Arab News)

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