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America's invasion of Iraq has made predictable impressions on Iran and North Korea: Only military power, underscored by the actual possession of nuclear weapons, can guarantee survival against a superpower bent on regime change.

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The revelation that Richard Armitage first disclosed Valerie Wilson's identity as a covert CIA operative doesn't change the fact that it was Karl Rove and Scooter Libby who used that information in an attempt to punish Ms. Wilson for her husband's criticism of the Bush administration.

Alleged Armitage Leak is Biggest Irony of Plamegate

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The first person to tell reporters that Valerie Plame worked for the CIA was not, apparently, someone in Dick Cheney's circle out to smear Plame as a way of getting back at her husband, who had criticized the administration. Rather, it was then-Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, who didn't have an ax to grind, who didn't know Plame was an undercover operative, and who was apparently just passing on gossip, according to a new book.

Is This a Trick Question?

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Joe Scarborough, of all people, began his program on Tuesday by asking: ?Is Bush an ?idiot?? ? To provide context for his question, the MSNBC host let loose with a must-see highlight reel of the president?s assault on language and logic.

Feingold: Lieberman 'Doesn't Get It'

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The hard-charging senator from Wisconsin swatted down Sen. Joe Lieberman's claim that pulling out of Iraq would only embolden future would-be plane-bombing terrorists: ?Joe is showing with that regrettable statement that he doesn?t get it. He doesn?t get it."

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