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In a First, Bush Directs Criticism at Israel

Bush said neither Israel nor Hezbollah should escalate the month-old war. Despite Bush’s comments, Israel today decided to launch a massive ground attack into southern Lebanon.

  • Israel lost 15 soldiers on Wednesday—its deadliest day of the war; Lebanon’s deadliest was Monday (link—scroll down).

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    Bush Tries to Neuter Detainee Abuse Law

    From the Washington Post: “The Bush administration has drafted amendments to a war crimes law that would eliminate the risk of prosecution for political appointees, CIA officers and former military personnel for humiliating or degrading war prisoners.”

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    Rove and Lieberman
    Left: ftd.de; right: hillnews.com

    Stephanopoulos: Rove Wants to Help Lieberman

    The ABC News host reports: “According to a close Lieberman adviser, the President’s political guru, Karl Rove, has reached out to the Lieberman camp with a message straight from the Oval Office: ‘The boss wants to help. Whatever we can do, we will do.’ ”
    Quelle surprise….

  • Also, top Senate Dems Schumer, Reid and Dodd throw their support to Lamont (but stop short of calling on Lieberman to drop his independent bid).

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    Lamont victory speech
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    Lamont’s Victory Lap

  • Ned’s victory speech / transcript
  • Lieberman’s speech / transcript
  • Charting Lieberman’s downfall
  • Video clip bonanza at PoliticsTV
  • NYT Editorial: Revenge of the “irate moderates”
  • The Nation on Lamont’s “Digital Constituency”

  • Read Truthdig’s interview with Lamont

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    Arab street opinion
    From James Hill / The New York Times

    Anti-U.S. Feeling Leaves Arab Reformers Isolated

    From the N.Y. Times: “Moderate reformers across the Arab world say American support for Israel?s battle with Hezbollah has put them on the defensive, tarring them by association and boosting Islamist parties.” As usual, it comes back to America’s unflinching support of Israel, and Muslim fury at Israeli occupation of Arab lands.

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    Cage in World Trade Center
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    ?World Trade Center? Shuns Politics, Controversy

    The N.Y. Times says “World Trade Center” marks a departure for filmmaker Oliver Stone in that the movie has no hint of a political agenda. It’s a “harrowing return to a singular, disastrous episode in the recent past and a refuge from the ugly, depressing realities of its aftermath.”

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    Hugo Chavez
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    Venezuela to Sever Ties With Israel

    Hugo Chavez, Venezuela?s feisty president, said he intends to cut diplomatic relations with Israel in protest of its attack on Lebanon, which he called “a new holocaust.” Tensions began to build between Venezuela and Israel after Chavez visited Iran last month, saying he would ?stand by Iran at any time and under any condition.?

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    Lamont Wins, Lieberman Spites Dems, Vows Independent Run

    Riding a fierce antiwar message, Ned Lamont came out of nowhere to defeat a three-term senator, capturing 52% of the vote to Lieberman’s 48%.
    (much more after the jump and more video links here)

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    In Warmer World, Even Inuit Buy Air Conditioners

    We swear we’re not making this up: “Inuit in the village of Kuujjuaq in Quebec, Canada, are installing 10 air conditioners for about 25 office workers,” reports Reuters. (Above photo a satire.)

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    Military roller coaster
    Illustration: Blair Golson

    Army Nixes ‘Six Flags Over Fort Bragg’

    The Army shot down a developer’s proposal for a military theme park, saying it preferred something “tasteful and appropriate.” (Above photo a satire.)
    Of course, this is the same military whose recruitment efforts have included inserting story lines into episodes of “The Mickey Mouse Club,” according to the book “Operation Hollywood.”

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