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10:30 AM ET, November 3, 2006

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William J. Broad / New York Times:
U.S. Web Archive Is Said to Reveal a Nuclear Guide  —  Last March, the federal government set up a Web site to make public a vast archive of Iraqi documents captured during the war.  The Bush administration did so under pressure from Congressional Republicans who said they hoped to …
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Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
So I Guess The FMSO Documents Are Legit  —  Over the past year or so, I have provided CQ readers with a number of translations from key Iraqi Intelligence Service documents that have been translated by either the FMSO or by Joseph Shahda of the Free Republic website.
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit.com:
JIM GERAGHTY writes: "I'm sorry, did the New York Times just put on the front page that IRAQ HAD A NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM AND WAS PLOTTING TO BUILD AN ATOMIC BOMB?"  —  UPDATE: Ed Morrissey has more: … Kind of undercuts that whole "Bush lied about WMD" thing.
Discussion: Doug Ross
Curt / Flopping Aces:   The Grey Lady Discovers Saddam Had Nuclear Aspirations
Will / Attytood:   How the 101st Fighting Keyboarders (and Rick Santorum and George …
Gateway Pundit:   NYT: Saddam Was a Year Away from Building A-Bomb!
Hilzoy / Obsidian Wings:
More Incompetence, Plus Reading Comprehension Exercise
Discussion: JustOneMinute
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Jeffrey Wolf / KUSA-TV:
Voice expert believes Haggard contacted male escort  —  and Nicole Vap Executive Producer Investigative  —  DENVER - A nationally known voice recognition expert says he believes voice mails left for a male escort are from a pastor in Colorado Springs.  —  Mike Jones, a gay man …
Denver Post:
Haggard steps down amid gay affair inquiry
Adam Zagorin / Time:
An Abu Ghraib Offender Heads Back to Iraq  —  Exclusive: A military dog handler convicted for his role in the prisoner abuse scandal has been ordered back to help train the country's police  —  As if the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal weren't bad enough for America's image in the Middle East …
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Salon:
A convicted Abu Ghraib dog handler heads back to Iraq
Discussion: AMERICAblog
James Glanz / New York Times:
Congress Tells Auditor in Iraq to Close Office  —  Investigations led by a Republican lawyer named Stuart W. Bowen Jr. in Iraq have sent American occupation officials to jail on bribery and conspiracy charges, exposed disastrously poor construction work by well-connected companies like Halliburton …
Democracy Project:
Penn President Poses with "Suicide Bomber"  —  University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann threw her annual Halloween costume party at her home Tuesday night.  Among the guests was Saad Saadi, who came dressed as a suicide bomber, complete with plastic dynamite strapped to his chest and a toy automatic rifle.
The Australian:
Sheik wants trial by 'ethics court'  —  EMBATTLED senior Muslim cleric Sheik Taj al-Din al-Hilaly has hit back at the storm of controversy surrounding his comments comparing women to meat by suggesting an "ethical court" be set up to try him.  —  Sheik al-Hilaly has called for a judge …
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Andrew Bolt / NEWS.com.au:   Backing a bigot  —  ANDREW Bolt writes: It's the code of the tribe …
Julian Glover / Guardian:
British believe Bush is more dangerous than Kim Jong-il  —  America is now seen as a threat to world peace by its closest neighbours and allies, according to an international survey of public opinion published today that reveals just how far the country's reputation has fallen among former supporters since the invasion of Iraq.
Discussion: Ankle Biting Pundits
Daily Mail:
Guy Fawkes dropped for bonfire night  —  Guy Fawkes has been banned by council bosses in east London - and replaced with a Bengali folk tale.  Tower Hamlets said it wanted to provide an "alternative" theme to celebrate November 5 and the attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament.
Opinion Journal:
The Acorn Indictments  —  A union-backed outfit faces charges of election fraud.  —  So, less than a week before the midterm elections, four workers from Acorn, the liberal activist group that has registered millions of voters, have been indicted by a federal grand jury …
Farhad Manjoo / Salon:
"Hacking Democracy"  —  On Tuesday, 40 percent of voters will cast ballots on electronic touch-screens.  If you're not worried already about the dangers of paperless voting, this HBO documentary will blow your mind.  —  "When people see what is really going on, there is no way we will allow …
DPA / Jerusalem Post:
Saudi court sentences rape victim to 90 lashes  —  A Saudi court has sentenced a gang rape victim to 90 lashes of the whip because she was alone in a car with a man to whom she was not married.  —  The sentence was passed at the end of a trial in which the al- Qateef high criminal court …
 
 
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