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Speaking of Iran…

Iran has invited the Iraqi and Syrian presidents to Tehran for a weekend summit to figure out how to curb the violence in Iraq. The invite is being regarded as another example of the newly empowered Iran upstaging potential U.S. efforts toward the same end.

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Opinions Diverge Wildly on Iran

Whereas Tod Koppel and WashPo reporter Robin Wright both reject a military option with Tehran as unrealistic, an American Enterprise Institute fellow writes, “WE MUST bomb Iran.”

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Hersh: CIA Has No Firm Evidence of Iran Nuke Drive

The CIA has found no hard evidence of a secret drive by Iran to develop nuclear weapons, The New Yorker’s Sy Hersh reports.

  • Also, Hersh reports that Cheney has vowed to circumvent Congress and pursue military options against Tehran.

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    Orgasm day
    From globalorgasm.org

    Calif. Couple Call for Orgasm for Peace

    Two peace activists are encouraging everyone in the world to have an orgasm on Dec. 22 while focusing on world peace.

  • Hey, even if it doesn’t work, the means will justify the means.
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    Nicaragua Abortion Law Leaves Women and Doctors With No Options

    Abortions were already illegal in Nicaragua, but today a law passed removing an exception in the previous law, which allowed a woman to obtain an abortion legally with the approval of three doctors who confirmed that the woman’s life was in danger.  Many conservatives in government advocated 30-year prison terms for women who terminate their pregnancies and the doctors who perform the abortions, but the stricter prison terms did not pass. Currently the punishment is a six-year prison term.  An estimated 32,000 illegal abortions are performed in Nicaragua each year.

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    Human Rights Watch: Hussein Trial ‘Flawed and Unsound’

    Still wondering whether the trial of Saddam Hussein might have been a miscarriage of justice? Take a look at the HRW report (pdf) and make up your mind. Hussein’s chief defense lawyer, Khalil al-Dulami, recently complained to the BBC that he has been prevented from filing appeal papers.

    Posted on Nov 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Kerry Limps On

    John Kerry told Fox News he’s still considering a run for the presidency, despite the fiasco over his now-infamous botched joke: “The people that I have talked to across the country, my team’s confident and strong.”

    Posted on Nov 19, 2006 READ MORE


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    dailykos.com

    With Friends Like These…

    President Bush has been hemorrhaging allies recently, with Republicans upset over the loss of Congress and the neoconservative architects of the war scrambling to point fingers as Iraq spirals further and further into chaos.
    UPDATE: Even Henry Kissinger says Iraq can’t be won militarily.

    Posted on Nov 19, 2006 READ MORE


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    news.bbc.co.uk

    Palestinians Form Human Shield

    Israeli forces called off an air strike on a Palestinian militant’s home after hundreds of people formed a human shield around the building.  Militant leaders, impressed by the success of the tactic, have ordered it to be emulated throughout Gaza.

    Posted on Nov 19, 2006 READ MORE


    Feinstein and Obama
    Left: senate.gov / Right: law.harvard.edu

    A Swamp of Their Own

    Democrats in Congress are split over proposed anti-corruption legislation that would limit lobbyists’ access to lawmakers.  Critics say the law doesn’t go far enough to address “earmarks” and campaign finance problems, and argue that an independent watchdog should be formed to enforce the rules.

    Posted on Nov 18, 2006 READ MORE


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