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12:40 AM ET, February 25, 2007

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Jeremy Clarkson / Times of London:
US generals 'will quit' if Bush orders Iran attack  —  Michael Smith and Sarah Baxter, Washington  —  SOME of America's most senior military commanders are prepared to resign if the White House orders a military strike against Iran, according to highly placed defence and intelligence sources.
Discussion: NewsHog and Hot Air
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Bill Richardson / Washington Post:
Diplomacy, Not War, With Iran  —  The recent tentative agreement with North Korea over its nuclear program illustrates how diplomacy can work even with the most unsavory of regimes.  Unfortunately, it took the Bush administration more than six years to commit to diplomacy.
Jonathan Saul / Reuters:
Israel denies report it is planning an Iran attack
Discussion: The Impolitic
Cernig / NewsHog:
Get Your WAR On! Says Telegraph, Israel Denies Story
Discussion: Telegraph
Booman Tribune:   UK Telegraph Used Instead of State Dept.
New York Times:
Al Qaeda Resurgent  —  Almost five and a half years ago, America — united by the shock of 9/11 — understood exactly what it needed to do.  It had to find, thwart and take down the command structure of Al Qaeda, which was responsible for the deaths of 3,000 innocent people on American soil.
Discussion: Riehl World View and NO QUARTER
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Telegraph:
Secret report: Terror threat worst since 9/11  —  The terrorist threat facing Britain from home-grown al-Qaeda agents is higher than at any time since the September 11 attacks in 2001, secret intelligence documents reveal.  —  The number of British-based Islamic terrorists plotting suicide attacks against …
Discussion: Hot Air
Marc Schulman / The Moderate Voice:   Al Qaeda's Resurgence
Associated Press:
Romney family tree has polygamy branch  —  SALT LAKE CITY - While Mitt Romney condemns polygamy and its prior practice by his Mormon church, the Republican presidential candidate's great-grandfather had five wives and at least one of his great-great grandfathers had 12.
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:   ... And Brigham Young's Great-Great-Great-Grandson Won A Super Bowl
Washington Post:
Democrats Offer Up Chairmen For Donors  —  Party's Campaigns Had Faulted GOP For 'Selling Access'  —  Eager to shore up their fragile House and Senate majorities, congressional Democrats have enlisted their committee chairmen in an early blitz to bring millions of dollars into the party's coffers …
Discussion: TalkLeft and DownWithTyranny!
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Howie Klein / Firedoglake:
Blue America: Memphis, Tennessee's Congressman Steve Cohen
Tim McGirk / time-blog.com:
Jesus: Tales from the Crypt  —  Brace yourself.  James Cameron, the man who brought you 'The Titanic' is back with another blockbuster.  This time, the ship he's sinking is Christianity.  —  In a new documentary, Producer Cameron and his director, Simcha Jacobovici, make the starting claim …
Washington Post:
General Plays Down Value Of Capturing Bin Laden  —  The Army's highest-ranking officer said Friday that he was unsure whether the U.S. military would capture or kill Osama bin Laden, adding, "I don't know that it's all that important, frankly."  —  "So we get him, and then what?" …
Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
Clinton Fights to Keep Impeachment Taboo  —  After Spat, Campaigns Know to Expect Swift Reprisal for Any Hint of the Scandal  —  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has a new commandment for the 2008 presidential field: Thou shalt not mention anything related to the impeachment of her husband.
Discussion: Riehl World View
icwales.icnetwork.co.uk:
800 civilian contractors killed in Iraq  —  In a largely invisible cost of the war in Iraq, nearly 800 civilians working under contract to the Pentagon have been killed and more than 3,300 hurt doing jobs normally handled by the US military, according to figures gathered by The Associated Press.
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Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
The Numbers Game  —  Since the beginning of the occupation …
Discussion: Brendan Nyhan
Patrick Ruffini / Townhall.com:
Shhhh... The Surge is Working  —  A gloomy haze has settled over the nation's prosecution of the War on Terror as of late.  It seems like we can only watch helplessly as Nancy Pelosi and Jack Murtha size up new angles of attack for undermining the war effort.
Little Green Footballs:
Mob Rule at Digg  —  Somehow, I don't think the "social bookmarking" model is supposed to operate like this.  The idea behind an ostensibly non-partisan site like Digg.com is that people submit links to interesting things, and other people rate the links, so that interesting stuff gets more votes and rises to the top.
Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
PATENT ABUSE....You may or may not be aware of this, but pretty much everything in the high-tech world is patented.  If you watch a movie on cable TV, for example, it's delivered in a format called MPEG-2, a standard that's composed of over 600 different patented technologies from 20 different companies.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
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Rob Pegoraro / Washington Post:   More Patent Pain  —  Alcatel-Lucent won the tort lottery yesterday …
White House:
Vice President's Remarks with Australian Prime Minister John Howard  —  PRIME MINISTER HOWARD: Well, ladies and gentlemen, I'm delighted to welcome the Vice President of the United States to Australia.  The Vice President and I have had a very lengthy discussion in which we have canvassed Iraq …
Discussion: The RBC and Angry Bear
Jeff Goldstein / protein wisdom:
On Dr Andrew ("Thersites") Haggerty, Community College Professor (UPDATED)  —  I would have objected over at firedoglake, but just after this comment by Broome Community College's Dr Andrew Haggerty, the site administrators closed the thread.  That way you see, I can't respond.
Discussion: Whiskey Fire
 
 
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Faiz / Think Progress:
Hersh: New Pentagon Unit Developing Contingency Plan To Bomb Iran
Discussion: Reuters
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
In CT-4, Democrats Eye Richter
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
WHO WAZWAZ THAT MASKED MAN?
Discussion: JunkYardBlog
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Hannity: "CBS has a bias. We don't."
Steve Vogel / Washington Post:
Review At Walter Reed Is Ordered
Discussion: TPMCafe blogs and Firedoglake
Rajiv Chandrasekaran / Washington Post:
Iraq Rebuilding Short on Qualified Civilians
MSNBC:
Israeli defense chief makes lens cap gaffe
Discussion: Iowa Voice
Mohammed / IRAQ THE MODEL:
Operation Baghdad: Week II
 Earlier Items: 
Gavin M. / Sadly, No!:
The Soft Bigotry Of Low Pony Expectations
Nico / Think Progress:
Defense Trust Hails Libby As 'Loyal Soldier In The War On Terror'
Shailagh Murray / Washington Post:
McConnell Threatens to Block Bid to Repeal War Resolution
Cass R. Sunstein / Washington Post:
A Brave New Wikiworld  —  In the past year, Wikipedia …
Getoffmedz / Associated Press:
GOP War Candidate McCain: Iraq Could End My Career
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
New Republic Cuts Back, but Bulks Up Its Image
Christopher Drew / New York Times:
Panel Cites Voter Error, Not Software, in Loss of Votes
Blaine Harden / Washington Post:
'Terrorist' Remark Puts Outdoorsman's Career in Jeopardy
 

 
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