PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,
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Did Petraeus really accomplish anything?

Blackwater was exempt even from rules governing other mercenaries security firms. All of them.

Excellent commentary by Steve Coll on Petraeus and the future of Iraq.

How the crisis in Darfur shows the limits of diplomacy.

THURSDAY NEWS:
* Republicans block proposal to extend leave for troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dana Milbank covers Sen. Warner's flip-flop.
* The Secretary of Agriculture steps down, possibly to pursue Hagel's Senate seat.
* New anti-abortion tactic? Zoning laws.
* Dubai to buy large stake in Nasdaq.
* Investing in China's police state.
* "Reading the air is an essential trait for a Japanese politician."
* Fewer marriages last 25 years.

"The movie Barzolff is working on for the big screen is about two guys who create a UFO hoax so realistic that it spirals out of their control."

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