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From brandeis.edu

Friedman Jumps on the Antiwar Bandwagon

Tom Friedman, the N.Y. Times columnist whose Mideast and Iraq war analyses formed the “conventional thinking” for centrists and lefties the world ‘round, has thrown in the towel on his three-year-long support of the Iraq war: “It is now obvious that we are not midwifing democracy in Iraq. We are baby-sitting a civil war.” (more…)

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Ambassador: Bush Didn’t Know Sunni From Shiite

More inspiring news about our leader from Raw Story: “Former Ambassador to Croatia Peter Galbraith is claiming President George W. Bush was unaware that there were two major sects of Islam just two months before the President ordered troops to invade Iraq.”

  • Can’t say we didn’t see this coming. Remember Bush’s infamous “World Leaders Pop Quiz”? (video)

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    Coming Soon: Wikiversity

    The Wikimania conference is underway, and “mania” is just one word that’s getting the wiki treatment. Consider these project announcements: “Wikiversity” and “Wikiwyg.”  More news on what’s new in wiki via blogger Andy Carvin (via boingboing.net).  Great story by Stacy Schiff in The New Yorker about the future of Wikipedia.

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    Iraqi Shiites Rally: ‘Death to Israel, Death to America’

    Over 100,000 protesters filled the streets of Baghdad to show support for Hezbollah. Attendees burned American and Israeli flags, and pledged their willingness to die for Hezbollah. (WashPo, NYT)

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    From amazon.com

    Condi Signals Possible Lebanon Compromise

    It may be the first ray of hope: Secretary of State Rice told Larry King that the U.S. would accept an immediate cease-fire in Lebanon as the first phase in ending the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah. (more…)

    Posted on Aug 3, 2006 READ MORE


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    Column: Press Ignores Role of Fundamentalism in Bush’s Policies

    The media has grossly underreported the extent to which Bush’s Christian fundamentalism informs his policies on Israel, Iraq, stem cells and abortion, argues a former Newsday and Knight Ridder White House correspondent.

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    From champagnelovers.org

    Senate Kills Estate Tax Bill

    Normally, this would be cause for unbridled celebration. However, Republicans had cowardly and self-servingly tacked an estate tax reduction onto a bill designed to raise the minimum wage. So good legislation had to die  in order for a terrible bill never to live.

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    ‘Popularity Dialer’ Offers Phone Escape Route

    Have you ever hoped your cell phone would ring in order to extricate you from a boring date or an unpleasant meeting? Well, The Popularity Dialer, via a Web interface, will ring you up and supply half of a conversation you can use to make your apologies and get the hell out.

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    Jordan Lashes Out at U.S. and Israel

    The king of Jordan, a U.S. ally, has publicly criticized America and Israel over the fighting in Lebanon, and said the only way to achieve peace is to end Israeli occupation of Arab lands.
    Apparently the entire Mideast is against America and Israel

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    Hillary Clinton: Rumsfeld Should Resign

    Hours after upbraiding him at a congressional hearing over what she called “failed policy” in Iraq, the junior senator from New York told an AP reporter that Rumsfeld should step down. “The secretary has lost credibility with the Congress and with the people,” she said.

  • Rumsfeld’s latest loss of credibility came during that very hearing. Check it out.

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