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N.Y. Times on Bush: A Bad Leak

The New York Times editorial page writes that “even a president cannot wave a wand and announce that an intelligence report is declassified.” Also, check out how Editor & Publisher handily took down the Washington Post editorial board’s defense of the leak.

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Major General John Batiste (ret)
From crooksandliars.com

Anti-Rumsfeld General: Questioning Command Healthy For Democracy

Major Gen. John Batiste (ret), who has called for Rumsfeld’s resignation, tells Katie Couric: “I think there’s a lot of people now starting to ask questions, and I think that’s healthy in a democracy.” He also says the book “Cobra II” gets the Iraq War story right.

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Cheney and Libby

Report: Cheney Authorized Libby to Leak CIA Report

We know: “Duh!” right? Well, here’s what’s new: The author of this article, using newly surfaced Libby testimony, all but accuses Cheney of outing Valerie Plame as a CIA agent—which has been widely suspected but never confirmed. The National Journal’s Murray Waas (the country’s leading news-breaker on this story) has the scoop.

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Exxon's ex-chairman Lee R. Raymond

Exxon Paid Its Ex-Chairman $686 million

As gas prices soar across the nation, Exxon’s board paid its recently-retired chairman, Lee R. Raymond, over $686 million since 1993—with $400 million of that coming in his final year with the company.
A compensation payout like that got N.Y. Stock Exchange Chairman Richard Grasso sued.

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Talking Sense About the Drug War

Don’t miss this column at the Huffington Post about our nation’s ineffectual and morally indefensible drug war.

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McClellan Still Ducking Queries on Weapons Trailers

The presidential spokesman won’t say at what point the president learned of a Pentagon report which concluded that Iraqi weapons trailers discovered after the invasion were not—as Bush later claimed—WMD factories.
No wonder McClellan won’t answer. This could amount to proof positive that Bush outright lied about WMD.

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Poll: Most Don’t Trust Bush on Iran

Forty-eight percent support striking Iran if it continues down its nuclear course, but a majority do not trust the president to make the “right decision,” according to an L.A. Times-Bloomberg poll.

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Scientists Find ‘Missing Link’ Fossil

A UC Berkeley biologist announces that a new fossil discovery links the famous “Lucy” skeleton (~ 3 million - 3.6 million years old) to an even more ancient human ancestor—from about 4.1 million years back.

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Moussaoui Proves Sam Harris’ Point

To justify his hatred of America, the Sept. 11 conspirator read passages from the Koran in court. This is exactly the kind of thing that “The End of Faith” author Sam Harris was talking about in his Truthdig interview.

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From the BBC

Harvard Telescope To Seek Out Alien Beams

The apparatus will search for light emissions from distant galaxies. Scientists say light beams would be a logical way for alien civilizations to attempt communication.

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