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Killing As Many As Possible Before the Cease-Fire

The brutal logic that Israel and Hezbollah are following goes like this: Inflict as many deaths on the enemy as possible in the next few days—in order to strengthen your hand before sitting down at the bargaining table.

Posted on Aug 6, 2006 READ MORE


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Mexico Recount Denied

A Mexican election tribunal has denied presidential candidate Manuel Lopéz Obrador a full recount of votes cast in last month’s election.  The ruling will surely disappoint the thousands of Obrador supporters who have been protesting in Mexico City for weeks.

Posted on Aug 5, 2006 READ MORE


9/11 Commissioners Troubled by Pentagon, FAA and Giuliani

In their new book “Without Precedent,” 9/11 Commission Chairmen Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton discuss their frustration with the Pentagon and FAA, whose misstatements almost led to an investigation into possible deception.

Posted on Aug 5, 2006 READ MORE


U.S. and France Agree on Mideast Cease-Fire Plan

The draft Security Council resolution seeks an immediate halt to fighting in Lebanon, and calls for the mobilization of international peacekeepers.

Posted on Aug 5, 2006 READ MORE


Washington Deal Maker Details Palm Greasing

A contractor tied to disgraced former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham describes America’s congressional appropriations process as little more than a shakedown.

Posted on Aug 5, 2006 READ MORE


Book: Sept. 11 Panel Doubted Officials

Long suspected and ultimately confirmed news from the AP: “The Sept. 11 commission was so frustrated with repeated misstatements by the Pentagon and FAA about their response to the 2001 terror attacks that it considered an investigation into possible deception, the panel’s chairmen say in a new book.”

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Holding a Gun, Hezbollah Lends a Hand

Want to know some of the main reasons Hezbollah commands so much respect in Lebanon? “They cover medical bills, offer health insurance, pay school fees and make seed money available for small businesses. They are invisible but omnipresent, providing essential services that the Lebanese government through years of war was incapable of offering.”

Posted on Aug 5, 2006 READ MORE


Quote of the Week

This quote, made in the context of the Lamont-Lieberman Connecticut Senate race, tells you everything you need to know about the degree to which special interests have their hooks into Lieberman.

  • The good news, however, is that the polls show that the public is recognizing the truth about Lieberman.
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    Posted on Aug 4, 2006 READ MORE


    Christian Lebanese Rage Over Israeli Bombardment

    After Israel pounded a Christian community in north Beirut, the historical allies of the Israelis are now lining up in support of Hezbollah. ?Public opinion is 100% against Israel from this area,? said a prominent Christian Lebanese woman.

    Posted on Aug 4, 2006 READ MORE


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    While Mideast Burns: Blair Works, Bush Vacations

    British Prime Minister Tony Blair just delayed his vacation to continue working toward a U.N. cease-fire agreement in the Mideast. President Bush, however, just landed in Crawford, Texas, for a 10-day vacation. (h/t: ThinkProgress)

  • Last year, Bush was staying put in Texas while Katrina was destroying New Orleans.
  • Sort of reminds you of the Roman emperor Nero….

    Posted on Aug 4, 2006 READ MORE


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