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Pentagon Requests Billions More for War

Remember when that genius Paul Wolfowitz told Congress that Iraqi oil would more than cover the cost of the occupation? Oops, we need $120 billion more just to get through this year. And Bush made this guy the head of the World Bank? | story

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Bush’s Hypocrisy on Oil

We agree with Arianna and the Washington Post on their incredulity about Bush’s plan to wean the U.S. off oil.

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Libby Trial Delayed Until 2007

How convenient: Scooter’s day in court gets pushed off until after the midterm congressional elections because one of his lawyers has a “scheduling conflict.” | story
UPDATE: New documents shed more light on Libby’s perfidies. | report

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The Banality of Intelligence

Walter Pincus, one of the best-informed national security reporters in the country, offers a video critique of the Senate appearance of the nation’s new spy chief.  | video

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Mark Ruffalo, Daniel Ellsberg Can’t Wait

The “In the Cut” actor and the Pentagon Papers whistle-blower speak out in support of the “World Can’t Wait—Drive Out the Bush Regime” march in Washington on Feb. 4 (podcast available for Ruffalo).

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Boehner: as Bad as DeLay?

PublicCampaign.org puts out a tip sheet showing how Rep. Boehner, like DeLay, collects money from the industries he regulates, and how both are knee-deep in the “K-Street Project.” | post

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Reefer Madness, Cali Style

Mexican drug cartels have helped make California the largest domestic supplier of pot in the nation. Seventy percent of the plants are growing in state and national parks. zReportage magazine has an eye-opening photo essay and story.

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Joint Chiefs Protest a Cartoon

All six Joint Chiefs of Staff write a very rare letter to the editor of the Washington Post, protesting an editorial cartoon by Tom Toles, which they say demeans wounded American soldiers. | story (Broken by AMERICAblog)
Well, despite the fact that Toles has a valid satirical point to make about the Pentagon’s overextension of troops in the field, we have to wonder: With the insurgency gaining strength every day, and reconstruction efforts crippled by high-level incompetency, this cartoon is what’s upsetting our nation’s military leadership?

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Iran Threatens to Retaliate on Nuclear Issue

In his first-ever interview with a Western publication, Iran’s foreign minister vows immediate retaliation over a move to refer his nation’s nuclear weapons activities to the United Nations Security Council. | story
Well, at least we can count on the support of the newly pro-West Iraqi government to back us up if things get messy next-door. Oh, wait….

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Danforth Takes On the Christian Right

The retired U.S. senator, diplomat and Episcopal priest is counting on “nausea” to sour people on evangelical politics. | story
To that, we can only say “Amen!”

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