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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 …
Glenn Reynolds /
WELL, THE HATEMAIL HAS POURED IN after my earlier post on Bush's speech.  For the record, though, I didn't say (and don't think) that anyone who opposes the war is unpatriotic.  (In fact, only antiwar people seem to keep raising this strawman).  But the Democratic politicans who are pushing the …
Considering dissent and limited war II  —  President Bush's speech this afternoon — a response to the unfortunately persistent idea that the Bush administration lied or mislead the Senators who voted to support regime change in Iraq — has re-ignited the argument about patriotism …
Discussion: Right Wing Nut House
Kevin Drum / The Washington Monthly:
THE LAST REFUGE....Glenn Reynolds on Democrats who claim that George Bush misled us into war: … Glad we got that out in open.  —  UPDATE: This is peculiar.  Glenn thinks I quoted him unfairly because I left out his preliminary throat clearing that "this is all about Democratic politicans pandering to the antiwar base."
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Bush Fights Back  —  ON VETERANS' DAY, the president fought back.  In a major speech Friday at Tobyhanna Army Depot in Pennsylvania, President Bush defended the war in Iraq.  Most notably, he defended the probity and honesty with which his administration made the case for the war to remove Saddam.
Discussion: Betsy's Page and Brainster's Blog
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 …
Discussion: Unclaimed Territory
Lorie Byrd /
Why Now  —  Michelle Malkin asked this in response to Bush's decision …
Discussion: Daily Pundit
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Bush Comes Out Swinging
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 …
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
Flip / Suitably Flip:
The Tobyhanna Catharsis
Discussion: Wizbang and
Sadly, No!:
2 Dates, 1 Speech  —  Why are we not surprised?  —  Speech at the National Endowment for Democracy, Oct. 6, 2005Veterans' Day Speech, November 11, 2005  —  Some call this evil Islamic radicalism; others, militant Jihadism; still others, Islamo-fascism.  Whatever it's called …
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.
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.
New York Times:
Bush's Conservative Judge Harbors Libertarian Streak  —  Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. has vigorously defended freedom of expression, adopting a stance that places him among a group of conservative judges with a libertarian streak.  —  Judge Alito's broad reading of the freedom of speech …
Discussion: Below The Beltway and TalkLeft
Aaron / aaron:
Deck O' Bloggers 2005 - Hearts Voting OPEN!!!  —  On Veterans Day, I'm initiating the voting for Hearts, those that nurtured and/or inspired (and continue to inspire!) our soldier boys.  —  If my beloved father-in-law, rest his soul, and my mother-in-law blogged, I'd have just awarded them the King and Queen of Hearts.
Kevin Drum / The Washington Monthly:
TOM DELAY, IDIOT....As you'll recall, in Texas it's illegal for corporations to contribute money to election campaigns.  The reason Tom DeLay is in hot water these days is because his political action committee, TRMPAC, evaded that law by collecting $190,000 from corporations …
ReddHedd / firedoglake:
Open Mouth, Insert Indictment

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