September 14th, 2007

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Missed President Bush's speech last night? Skip ahead to the fact checking, showing where Bush contradicts the State Department, the situation on the ground in Iraq, government reports, and, oh, himself.

More speech links:
* Excellent coverage by Howard Kurtz and Tom Shales
* The LATimes says Bush is redefining victory.
* The Post defends Bush's plan as 'the least bad.'
* Politico.com doesn't think the speech will reassure Republicans.
* "President Bush's TV address was the worst speech he's ever given on the war in Iraq, and that's saying a lot." -Fred Kaplan

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"Mr. Bush has no strategy to end his disastrous war and no strategy for containing the chaos he unleashed. Last night's speech could have been given any day in the last four years — and was delivered a half-dozen times already."

Graphic representation of ethnic cleansing in Bagdhad?

Good read: Andrew Cohen on the failure to enact legal policies to guide the 'war on terror.'

"What I Saw in Darfur" by Ban Ki-moon

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In pictures: on the ground with the Iraq 'surge'.

Aw, yeah. Today's featured article on Wikipedia: Dungeons & Dragons.