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Afghanistan Spiraling Ever Downward

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is proving unable to control the insurgency that is terrorizing large swaths of the country.

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Most 2008 Contenders Noncommittal on Iraq Pullout

Potential White House suitors Chris Dodd, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and Evan Bayh all refused to join Sens. Kerry and Feingold in demanding a timetable for pullout of allied troops from Iraq.
Sens. McCain and Brownback, however, want the troops to stay as long as necessary.

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Newsweek: Lieberman Very Vulnerable to Lamont Bid

Newsweek says that pro-war Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) “stands a good chance of losing his August primary thanks to heavy blogger backing of his opponent, Ned Lamont.”

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    George Bush, the Alcoholic: Pt. 1

    A health columnist/blogger for Yahoo! kicks off a five-part series on how, in his opinion, Bush’s untreated alcoholism is hurting the country. “Our country is like the family of an alcoholic, devastated by the drinker’s actions but powerless to stop them.”

    Posted on Jun 26, 2006 READ MORE


    The Most Corrupt Lobbyist Ever?

    That’s what Truthdig has to wonder in light of newly released files detailing how Jack Abramoff funneled clients’ funds through nonprofit organizations, or others that show how Abramoff effectively charged people $100,000 for face time with President Bush or Karl Rove.

    Posted on Jun 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Muslims Address Silence on Europe Attacks

    Why haven’t we seen huge, deafening condemnations of the terror attacks that have wracked Europe in recent years? The AP poses that question to Europe’s Muslims. Many say they’re so well integrated into Western society that they shouldn’t have to apologize for the radicals.

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    Iraqi Death Toll Hits 50,000

    The number is 20,000 higher than previously acknowledged by the Bush administration. The L.A. Times used stats from the Baghdad morgue, the Iraqi Health Ministry and other agencies. In the same time, at least 2,520 U.S. troops have been killed.

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    Iraqi P.M. to Offer Olive Branch to Insurgents

    The Iraqi prime minister is set to unveil a national reconciliation plan that includes amnesty for insurgents, a timetable for withdrawal of allied forces, release of security detainees from U.S. and Iraqi prisons and compensation for some victims of coalition military operations.

    Posted on Jun 25, 2006 READ MORE


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    From jeffsweather.com

    Greenland Ice Caps Melting at Staggering Pace

    OK, panic.
    According to the L.A. Times: “The massive glaciers are deteriorating twice as fast as they were five years ago. If the ice thaws entirely, sea level would rise 21 feet.” Some experts think the melting is occurring in ways that computer models had not predicted.

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    General Outlines Plan for Troop Cuts in Iraq

    By Crooks and Liars’ calculation, it’s a reduction of around 28,000 by next year. The hypocrisy: After spending the entire last week savaging Rep. John Murtha’s proposal for a pullout, it now appears that the Bush administration is preparing to “cut and run.”

    Posted on Jun 25, 2006 READ MORE


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