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Thu Jun 12, 2008 at 04:33 AM PDT

More hilarity from the McCain store!

by sockeye

OK, you gotta see this.

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Sometimes we find political advantage in issues we might not agree with, and in weeks like this one, we need to use that advantage to our benefit.

I'd say the story "U.S. obeys order to abandon checkpoints" is one that could be used to really tick off the GOP's wingnut base. Let's get them asking themselves, and their party: Why is the U.S. taking orders from foreign governments? If we want checkpoints around a city controlled by a crazy Islamofascist cleric's militia, then by God we should keep the checkpoints, not listen to some Iraqi stooge who wants to make the cleric happy!

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Sometimes we find political advantage in issues we might not agree with, and in weeks like this one, we need to use that advantage to our benefit.

I'd say the story "U.S. obeys order to abandon checkpoints" is one that could be used to really tick off the GOP's wingnut base. Let's get them asking themselves, and their party: Why is the U.S. taking orders from foreign governments? If we want checkpoints around a city controlled by a crazy Islamofascist cleric's militia, then by God we should keep the checkpoints, not listen to some Iraqi stooge who wants to make the cleric happy!

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So Bush is now saying he won't change strategy in Iraq.

So maybe this is a good time for someone to ask him: What is our strategy in Iraq?

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Olbermann's Special Comment from last night is up on youtube now:

http://www.youtube.com/...

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I was thinking about the 5 or 6 retired Iraq generals who have called for Rumsfeld's resignation.

Anyone notice what's missing from this dialog?

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Please recommend if you feel so inclined...

Box turtle, Nov 99:
While Bowie has warned against seeing these songs as autobiographical, they largely concern a man of his age in bittersweet review of the passing years.

Q. magazine, Nov 99:
While Bowie has warned against seeing these songs as autobiographical - although they largely concern a man of his age, in bittersweet review of the passing years - they at least sound inhabited.

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OMG, this is interesting!

Doctor: City high in drug abuse

ER physician says substances range from heroin to alcohol

By Jeremy Schwartz
When David E. Blanchard came to Corpus Christi three years ago to become the chief of the emergency room at Christus Spohn Hospital Memorial, he was a 20-year veteran, having worked at hospitals in Chicago, Arizona and Victoria.

But it only took a month at the city's busiest emergency room to discover that Corpus Christi wasn't like the other places he had worked.

"Corpus is a city highly infested with people using illicit drugs," said Blanchard, 50. "Of all the emergency departments I've worked . . . this is probably the area most populated with drug use."

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So Woodward has told (part of) his side of the story to Time magazine. Which reporter served as stenographer for his account?

One Viveca Novak.

Novak. Hmm...any relation?

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Mr. Libby's notes [from June 12, 2003] indicate that Mr. Cheney had gotten his information about Ms. Wilson from George J. Tenet, the director of central intelligence, in response to questions from the vice president about Mr. Wilson.

June 11, 2003:

Cheney: "Bolton saw a State Dept memo that was written yesterday that says this guy Joe Wilson is married to one of your people. Is that true?"

Tenet: "That is classified information sir, but given your clearance I can confirm that. However, that fact has absolutely no bearing on his trip, his findings, or his report to the Agency."

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The dateline is yesterday but I am just seeing this and haven't seen any mention yet in the blogosphere.

From UPI:

Link to UPI story

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The CIA leak inquiry that threatens senior White House aides has now widened to include the forgery of documents on African uranium that started the investigation, according to NAT0 intelligence sources.
 

This suggests the inquiry by special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald into the leaking of the identity of undercover CIA officer Valerie Plame has now widened to embrace part of the broader question about the way the Iraq war was justified by the Bush administration.

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