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Shall We Make Mel Gibson Our Mideast Envoy?

“Why not?” asks Clean Air Watch, after Bush just did something equally inane: appointing an avowed anti-regulatory “ghoul” as the White House’s new regulatory czarina.

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An Asinine GOP Era Comes to a Close

French fries and French toast are back on the menu on Capitol Hill—nearly three years of being tagged with the substitute moniker “Freedom.”

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Democrats Just Lost Any Excuse Not to Vote in November

House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said that if he remains in power after the November elections, there will be no action on global warming for the entire 110th Congress, according to Energy and Environment Daily.
Scary enough for you?

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AP: ‘No End in Sight’ for Mideast War

As 8,000 Israeli troops pour over the Lebanese border and Hezbollah militants launch a record 230 rockets into Israel, the studiously neutral Associated Press concludes that there is no hope for a short-term cessation to the hostilities.

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Hamas Detainees Accuse Israel of Abuses

Two Hamas leaders recently released from detention in the West Bank say the Israelis mistreated them while in custody. Israel says they got the same treatment as other prisoners. Also, the allegations—being forced to sit for long stretches in backless chairs and living in squalid conditions—don’t appear to rise to near Abu Ghraib or Gitmo levels.

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U.S. Troops Reportedly ‘Smiled Before Killing’ Detainees

Four U.S. paratroopers charged with murdering three detainees in Iraq smiled before shooting them, according to the BBC.

  • Separately, in the Haditha massacre, a Pentagon official says evidence supports the claim that U.S. troops deliberately killed some two dozen civilians.

  • Atrocities like these are further poisoning America’s already toxic image in the Middle East, and a continued occupation is likely to produce more of the same.

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    CNN Host Gets Heated With Israeli Spokeswoman

    Interviewing a flack for the Israeli government about the killing of women and children at Qana in Lebanon, this CNN anchor channels Anderson Cooper with her refusal to meekly accept meaningless government platitudes. Watch the sparks fly.

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    Vanity Fair: Pentagon Likely ‘Covered Up’ 9/11 Response

    How do you begin to unravel the conspiracy theories and mysteries surrounding the U.S. Air Force’s response on 9/11? Get your hands on over 30 hours of never-before-released NORAD tapes. Vanity Fair’s Michael Bronner did just that, and pieces together a picture of the “chaotic military history of that day—and the Pentagon’s apparent attempt to cover it up.” Complete with audio clips.  (h/t bb.net)

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    More Soldiers Uploading Shock and Awe

    The Pentagon has grown concerned as more and more service members send personal combat videos—some set to music—to websites such as Youtube and Myspace.  The military has no official policy on the practice, but rumors abound of behind-the-scenes pressure to limit the flow of footage out of Iraq.

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    Majority of National Guard Not Combat-Ready

    The Army National Guard?s top general said Tuesday that more than two-thirds of his brigades are not combat-ready.  Lt. Gen. H. Steven Blum went on to say the problem would cost as much as $21 billion to fix.

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