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Americans Reject Bush’s Hitler-Iraq Comparisons

A NBC poll shows that 61% disapprove (32% approve) of Bush’s comparison of Iraq war critics to Hitler appeasers.
Of course, just because there’s a high disapproval rate in a survey doesn’t mean the linkage is rhetorically ineffective in people’s minds. Bush’s handlers know what they’re doing on that score.

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Arctic Ice Decline Confirms Global Warming Predictions

The amount of ice being formed in the Arctic winter has declined sharply in the past two years, which a NASA scientist called “the strongest evidence of global warming in the Arctic so far.”

  • Also, this summer was the second-hottest on record in the continental U.S. since records started being kept in 1895.

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    Powell Blasts Bush Interrogation Plan

    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell sided with Sen. John McCain and others in opposition to Bush’s plan to authorize harsh interrogation of terror suspects. “The world is beginning to doubt the moral basis of our fight against terrorism,” he said.

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    Fool Me Once, Bush

    Fool Us Once, Mr. President…

    In light of news (see above) about a U.S. House report that is, according to the United Nations, exaggerating claims about Iran’s nuclear capabilities, we’ve got a ready-made response. And interestingly enough, President Bush already delivered it. Watch it.

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    United Nations: U.S. Making Inflated Iranian Nuke Claims

    A United Nations committee is bitterly complaining that parts of a U.S. House report on Iran’s nuclear capabilities are “outrageous and dishonest.”
    Brain teaser: Name the last Middle Eastern country which America dubiously claimed was developing nuclear weapons, and whose name starts with the letters I-R-A…

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    Ann Richards
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    The World Just Got a Little Boring

    Ann Richards, the sharp-tongued trailblazer from Texas, died on Wednesday at the age of 73.  Though she served only one term as governor, Richards left her mark on Texas and the nation.  Known for a keen wit, Richards also accomplished an unprecedented promotion of minorities and women to positions of influence.

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    Keith Ellison
    From KeithEllison.org

    Democrat Could be 1st Muslim in Congress

    From the AP: “A state lawmaker could become the first Muslim elected to Congress after edging out three rivals Tuesday for his district’s Democratic nomination.” He fended off accusations about past associations with the Nation of Islam, which he has previously denounced.

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    Borat
    Courtesy HBO

    Bush to Hold Talks With Kazakh Leader on Ali G’s Borat

    When the president meets with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Maine, the two will reportedly discuss the way in which Kazakstan’s image has been savaged by the Sacha Baron Cohen character, Borat. (h/t: Huff Po)

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    Baghdad 9/13 Death Toll Nears 100

    UPDATE: The numbers keep rising.

    It’s carnage so grisly that the largest Sunni group demanded that the Shiite-led government take steps to disarm militias. The AP called it a “violent day even by the standards of Baghdad.”

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    Chris Buckley
    From Forbes FYI

    Buckley: Let’s Quit While We’re Behind

    Humorist and former Bush I speechwriter Christopher Buckley, a once-staunch Republican, writes that he hopes his party loses both houses in November. And as for Bush’s “compassionate conservatism”? Buckley suggests it should be termed “incontinent conservatism.”

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