News and Analysis (8/5/07)

Civil liberties and security under attack: House intelligence bill passes, giving more police state power to the White House and Intelligence agencies to spy on us and make us less safe

…meanwhile the military-industrial complex also scores a victory with House approving massive military budget, NOT including money for Iraq, Afghanistan or other war supplementals:

Cease fire between Muslim separatist group and Filipino government on the verge of collapse:

After the assassination of two politicians, Lebanese go to the polls to vote to fill the spots left vacant, however pro-Syrian factions say they will not recognize the results:

Dropping unconditional support for Musharraf merit some counterterrorism success, but at a high cost:

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