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Lessons From Walter Reed

Linda Bilmes, the Harvard finance expert who helped establish the true cost of the war, including veteran healthcare, turns her attention to the Walter Reed scandal, and the bureaucratic quagmire that keeps our soldiers from getting help. Bilmes offers four lessons to avoid future problems. We can only hope someone takes her advice.

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Clinton ‘1984’ Ad Creator (Loosely) Linked to Obama

After calling on her vast army of supporters and contributors, it was only a matter of time before Arianna Huffington was able to identify Philip de Vellis as the creator of the wildly viral (and funny) anti-Hillary commercial everybody is talking about (watch after the jump). It turns out he worked for a firm employed by the Obama camp, though his boss swears he had nothing to do with the account.

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More Misgivings on War Emerge in Britain

A British government official confided to BBC columnist John Simpson that he wishes he had questioned the presented evidence of WMDs in Iraq before the war began.  As it turns out, the British intelligence agency MI6 apparently hadn’t possessed solid details about Iraqi chemical and biological weapons for many years.

Posted on Mar 21, 2007 READ MORE


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House Will Subpoena Rove and Co.

After a tug of war over publicity, a congressional judiciary subcommittee voted to summon Karl Rove and other White House adjuncts to testify about their parts in the dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys.  The Bush administration had protested earlier that going public with the case would create a “political spectacle.”

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North Korea: Show Me the Money

North Korea simply refuses to engage in the six-party talks until it receives $25 million in disputed funds. The disarmament deal struck by Washington and Pyongyang is now being held up by “technical problems.” U.S. negotiator Christopher Hill expressed his frustration: “The problem is, you can’t expect all these large delegations to sit around while it is being sorted out.”

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Israelis Call Off General Strike

Some 400,000 Israeli workers launched a general strike over unpaid wages that threatened to shut down the nation’s economy. Needless to say, this isn’t good news for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, whose popularity is down to 3 percent. Update: The eight-hour strike, which brought much of the country to a standstill, was called off after the labor union and the Finance Ministry came to a compromise.

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Limbaugh Picks a Fight with Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger has had enough of Rush Limbaugh, who refers to the California governor as a “closet liberal.” On Tuesday’s “Today Show,” Arnold fired back, saying “Limbaugh is irrelevant.” That was apparently too much for Rush, who responded on own show by saying Arnold has clearly “sold out.”

Posted on Mar 20, 2007 READ MORE


Deadly Conflict in Pakistan

An outbreak of violence in Pakistan has killed more than 50 people since Monday, according to the BCC.  Militants connected to the Afghan Taliban in the country’s northwest region have been battling tribesmen.

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Dems Divided Over War Spending

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Whip James Clyburn are having a hell of a time convincing rebellious Democrats to support the new Iraq spending bill. Conservative “blue dogs” don’t like the readiness requirements and withdrawal timetable, while House progressives object to spending “another dollar or another dime to support this war.”

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Former Iraq VP’s Dying Wish Granted

U.S. and Iraqi authorities have honored the final request of former Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan: to be buried next to Saddam Hussein. After Ramadan’s execution Tuesday, his remains were flown to Tikrit, where hundreds of mourners were gathering.

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