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    04/22/2009: More to Add to the Stove-Pipe

    .Some new info for the ... Stove-Pipe . . . McClatchy: Bush Admin Used Torture To Look For Saddam-Qaida Link Citing an anonymous intel source and a new Senate report, McClatchy reports the Bush Admin strongly pressured interrogators to use...
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    More Material to ^Crib^ to Slam the Boomers over their Heads

    .During the week of January 23 through the 27th., in various threads some high level beefs and diatribes were discussed surrounding the "boomers of the sixties" and specifically the Vietnam/ demonstrations/ '68 Chicago Democratic Convention riot issue -- If any of the detractors of...
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    How Did Jerry Ford Really Feel About Iraq?

    . Lost within all the front page headlines related to the passing of Gerald R. Ford was this little tidbit of a byline from Bob Woodward. It was an interview conducted in 2005 that had been embargoed until after Ford's...
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    Did SFCWallace head out to re-enlist for the 'Big Surge'?

    . Little trip back in the time machine to September 16 ... Don't you all just miss the apoplectic admonitions from the ol' authoritarian apologist like this one here?Why Democrats lose #426 Oh! And don't overlook his famous last words...
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    Will Newt Crash the Grand Old Party?

    . As we have all noticed, it wasn’t but 24 hours after the election results that the major media outlets began their anointing of the 2008 presidential contenders. And of course, we have all been clued into the three main...

    Leaving (soon) on a Jet Plane

    Next month my wife and I are moving ourselves and our two kids to Tbilisi in the country of Georgia for around 20 months. Folks here know that country has been in the news a bit lately, with last weekend's...

    Robert Kagan (today's WashPost): "More Leaks, Please"

    From Kagan's column, the first sentence reads: "It's too bad we won't get to see the full National Intelligence Estimate on 'Trends in Global Terrorism' selectively leaked to The Post and the New York Times last week. Indeed. Out with...

    My Democratic Message

    The Dems will not agree on a single national message. At least if they have, I haven't heard it. So I am free to select my own. It's a formidable challenge. There are way too many targets and sources of...

    David Broder, cont.

    As I work around the corner from the Washington Post offices in DC, I took the liberty of purchasing a copy of Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson's fabulous Off Center and leaving a copy for David Broder at the Post's...

    Carville and Begala, Zinging Them on Military Service

    I'm halfway into Carville and Begala's latest, Take it Back. This from pages 132-33, in connection with their discussion about how to help with military recruitment: "But, let's face it, has-been pop stars and never-was country singers are not going...
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    Bush Aims to Kill War Crimes Act

    . Just a little heads up in case you haven't seen this slowly developing story buried under all the latest spin and spewage.... Bush Aims to Kill War Crimes Act Jeremy Brecher & Brendan Smith September 5, 2006 The US...
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    The Numbers Don't Lie -- The Bush Strategy is Not Working

    . Today Josh had posted this thread over in the Cafe: Bush's Goldilocks Moment: Terror Just Right How timely. Here's a report that was released today during a press conference with Senator Harry Reid. Everyone may find the following information...
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    Hot Flash! Iraq War Unnecessary!

    We know now that "Regime Change" is the only reason yet articulated that still stands in the Bush reason-of-the-week for invading Iraq. We know that Saddam was a tyrant and the world is better off without him in charge in...

    David Broder, Getting it Wrong Again

    From his column in today's Post: "In the primary, Lamont found his most prominent support on the far-left flank of the Democratic Party. His organization was a hand-me-down from the Howard Dean presidential campaign, bolstered by a blizzard of Internet...

    Which Iraq?

    This past weekend's Washington Post Book World contains reviews of two books on Iraq. I am struck by contrasting accounts of the relationship between Sunni and Shia Iraqis prior to the war in these two reviews. One review is of...
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    Who are you?

    In one of his posts yesterday at TAPPED, Matt discussed a sort of generation gap between his and Ed Kilgore's views that he thinks resulted from the series of events that first attracted each to the political arena.  It was a very perceptive, thought-provoking...

    Time Person of the Year

    If I had a vote for Time magazine Person of the Year and they picked the winner today, I would vote for Al Gore. Call it "Revenge of the Nerd" or whatever you want. Our times demand serious people who...
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    Judge Nixes NSA Secret Status???

    . Yes ... You have read the title correctly. Judge Nixes NSA Secret Status... Case against the government spying program will proceed and continue in ‘open’ court. I'm quite sure that the Hamdan vs Rummy [pdf] Gitmo dentainee ruling did...
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    Vent Your Spleen on Off-Topic Subjects to OGD Here

    . Hello: I have decided to set up this personal area for those at TPMC who have something to say to me that does not fit within the relevancy of a specific discussion thread. I'll be checking in frequently to...

    Sound-bite version of Bush Administration policy on North Korean nukes

    "Let's demonstrate our toughness by refusing to talk to them, say out loud as though we really, really mean it (but not to the North Koreans, of course) that we mean business about them not making nukes, hold our nose,...

    The Fog of War, the book

    I am just finishing up the book The Fog of War: Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara. Including excerpts from documents declassified during the 1990s and earlier this decade, it was edited and written by James G. Blight...

    The Spinning of Lieberman-Lamont

    Steven Clemons http://www.thewashingtonnote.com/ has a piece at his site noting a July 6 LA Times lead editorial headlined "Purging Antiwar Democrats". He titles his entry "Purging Pro-Iraq War Democrats" and says: "First of all, editorialists should stop referring to everyone...
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    Joining the Military is a Career Option for Any Child?

    . Joining the military is a career option for any child. Those are not my words. They are the words of Virginia Schumacher, a retired teacher and manager at the History Center in Ithaca, N.Y., who wrote one of the...

    Using the "N" Word on National Security

    The Republican strategy for trying to hold the Congress seems transparent enough: repeat, as often as possible, the words "Democrats cut and run" as often as possible. Versions of this strategy have worked before. It could work again. Rather than...

    The Arrogance of Power, by Senator J. William Fulbright

    The Arrogance of Power by Senator J. William Fulbright Written in 1966 by former Arkansas Senator, Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Vietnam War and US foreign policy critic J. William Fulbright, I came upon this treasure because...

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