PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,
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"Our tone should be crazed. The nation's freedoms are under assault by an administration whose policies can do us as much damage as al Qaida; the nation's marketplace of ideas is being poisoned by a propaganda company so blatant that Tokyo Rose would've quit."
-Keith Olbermann (Courtesy warmaster.)

NYTimes analysis of the declassified Iraq intelligence report. (PDF of the document available here.)

Good read: Time magazine senior correspondent Michael Weisskopf describes losing his right hand in Iraq. (Note: graphic.)

"President Bush's angry nonanswers to two straightforward questions yesterday were among the best illustrations yet of his intense aversion to responding to his critics' actual arguments. Rather than acknowledge and attempt to rebut the many concerns about his policies, Bush makes up inane arguments and then ridicules them."
-Dan Froomkin

SOME NEWS:
* "If Congress passes responsible and lawful policies, judicial review poses no threat but serves to validate their lawfulness." The Post on the continued problems with the detainee legislation.
* Yesterday's Froomkin has an excellent section of an interview concerning the 9/11 Commission Report and what Bush said. (It starts on page 2, the section titled "New Evidence.")
* Bush's dinner with the presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
* British and Iraqi troops try to eliminate militias from the Iraqi police.
* "...Their mission is defined more by what they cannot do than by what they can": on the ground with the UN in Lebanon.
* Harold Meyerson has a few thoughts on 'moderate Republicans.'
* BAGnewsNotes on Bush, Clinton, and finger-pointing.
* Dick Polman on Obama's chances in '08.
* "Reality has been suspended for a moment. Republicans cannot speak out publicly on this issue right now."
* Christian conservatives look for ways to turn out voters this year.
* Heh. Site listing salaries for the Hill crashes from overuse on its first day.
* Whoah. 'Tower of Babel' technology nears
* "Thailand's coup leaders have banned go-go dancers from performing for troops on the streets of Bangkok, fearing soldiers may be distracted."
* Jon Stewart and the president of Pakistan.

Car Talk on the old, compact cars that got awesome mileage.

Freakonomics: getting doctors to wash their hands.
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