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Washington Post:
Asterisks Dot White House's Iraq Argument  —  President Bush and his national security adviser have answered critics of the Iraq war in recent days with a two-pronged argument: that Congress saw the same intelligence the administration did before the war, and that independent commissions …
Richard W. Stevenson / New York Times:
Bush Contends Partisan Critics Hurt War Effort  —  TOBYHANNA, Pa., Nov. 11 - President Bush on Friday sharply criticized Democrats who have accused him of misleading the nation about the threat from Iraq's weapons programs, calling their criticism "deeply irresponsible" and suggesting that they are undermining the war effort.
Deacon / Power Line:
THEY'RE BAAACK  —  Dana Milbank and Walter Pincus attempt to pick at the Bush administration's defense of its handling of pre-war intelligence and its statements about what that intelligence showed.  But they succeed only in showing that the attacks on Bush in these regards are meritless and hypocritcal.
Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:   Bush Forcefully Attacks Iraq Critics
Daily Kos:
Lying About Lying: WaPo Calls Bulls**t
Discussion: The Left Coaster
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Democrats Losing Race For Funds Under Dean  —  The Democratic National Committee under Howard Dean is losing the fundraising race against Republicans by nearly 2 to 1, a slow start that is stirring concern among strategists who worry that a cash shortage could hinder the party's competitiveness in next year's midterm elections.
Pasco Conservative / Stuck On Stupid:
Mary, Mary Quite Contrary Weekend Linkfest  —  Mary Mapes is out hawking her book Called "Truth And Duty".  Mapes is still in fantasy land.  —  She was on The O'Reilly Factor this week.  This courtesy of The Political Teen:  —  O'REILLY: So, are you a liberal?
Don Surber:
Dean's Dot.Com Bust & Open Post  —  Call it the Dean.Com Bust.  To the surprise of no blogger who encounters the lefty trolls on the Internet, the supporters of Howard Dean, M.D., have no money.  Dean has led the Democrats into a position where Republicans have five times as much money in the bank as Democrats.
Discussion: Homemade Sin and Simianbrain
Pasco Conservative / Stuck On Stupid:
Veteran's Day Blogfest!  —  From :  —  Veterans' Day (formerly Armistice Day)  —  November 11, is the anniversary of the Armistice which was signed in the Forest of Compiegne by the Allies and the Germans in 1918, ending World War I, after four years of conflict.
Jakejacobsen / Freedom Folks:
War, What Is It Good For?  —  Of course today is Veterans day.  A day to reflect on those who've sacrificed for our freedoms.  I think most of us tend to think of those in our own lives rather than some sort of celluloid hero.  —  My experience from childhood is drawn from my paternal grandfather.
Discussion: Kenders' Musings
Mdrache / overtaken~by~events:
Present Arms
Discussion: The Truth Laid Bear
KEN / Oblogatory Anecdotes:
Thank You Veterans!  Trackback Weekend!  —  Read Complete Post!  —  You can read my weekly article on by clicking on the link.  My story conserns school choice and Children First Utah.  —  Also it is Trackback weekend.  You can leave a trackback or comment on any subject.
Lawhawk / A Blog For All:
Sixteen Candles  —  One for each day of rioting in France.  How many of those days received serious scrutiny by the US media?  Three?  Four?  Yet, the rioting continues unabated despite the media lack of interest.  —  How would civil rights groups in the US respond to a ban on all public meetings in a major metropolitan area.
LindaSoG / Something:
Teach Your Children Well Open Post  —  What happens when two regular boys named Tommy and Lou dream of starting a lemonade stand in order to earn enough to buy a swing set?  Well, their dream goes quite well until liberals like Congresswoman Clunkton, Mayor Leach and Mr. Fussman attempt to tax and regulate their dream away.
Don Surber:
Bush's Gettysburg  —  Welcome Instapundit readers.  —  From a small town in Pennsylvania, the president came to finally answer critics of an increasingly unpopular war, a war that Democrats hoped would sweep them into office in the next election. … Much attention is being given …
Flip / Suitably Flip:
The Tobyhanna Catharsis
Discussion: Iowa Voice and Wizbang
Kevin Rothstein / Boston Herald:
Mayor suggests summit, searches to stem flow of illegal guns  —  Pointing to the rising number of shootings in Boston, Mayor Thomas M. Menino is calling for a "handgun summit" in New England and raised the possibility of random police searches of cars crossing into the state to intercept illegal weapons.
Discussion: Wizbang
Mumbles Unveils His Latest "Plan"
Barnaby J. Feder / New York Times:
Peter F. Drucker, a Pioneer in Social and Management Theory, Is Dead at 95  —  Peter F. Drucker, the political economist and author, whose view that big business and nonprofit enterprises were the defining innovation of the 20th century led him to pioneering social and management theories …
George Ryan Trial / Chicago Sun Times:
Obama rips Kirk nod to anti-Arab bias  —  WASHINGTON — Sen. Barack Obama, the U.S. Senate's only black member, criticized another lawmaker from Illinois on Wednesday for published comments on discrimination against young Arabs.  —  Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk was at an event last weekend …
Deacon / Power Line:
THE PATHETIC MICHAEL SCHEUER  —  claims that, "in the war against al Qaeda, Saddam Hussein was one of our best allies."  And the selectively pathetic Chris Matthews gives Scheuer a free pass on his big lie.  Thomas Joscelyn has the details.  —  JOHN adds: That's an interesting change of heart on Scheuer's part.
Bill Roggio / The Fourth Rail:
The Wrath of Zarqawi, The Ruin of Zarqawi
Discussion: Media Lies and AMERICAN FUTURE

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