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10:40 PM ET, August 5, 2006


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Nick Wadhams / Associated Press:
U.S., France OK U.N. Mideast truce pact  —  UNITED NATIONS - The United States and France agreed Saturday on a draft U.N. Security Council resolution that calls for an end to the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah but would allow Israel to defend itself if attacked, officials said.
Richard / EU Referendum:
Qana - the director's cut  —  I have called this post, "the director's cut", as that is what it is.  The narrative here is of how the combination of Hezbollah's media management and modern photo-journalism has turned the recording of a tragic event into theatre, in the best tradition of Michael Moore.
Benjamin Harvey / Toronto Star:
Hezbollah equipped like the `Syrian or Iranian army'  —  Israel's enemy is no ragtag militia Anti-tank missiles proving deadly  —  JERUSALEM—Hezbollah's sophisticated anti-tank missiles are perhaps its deadliest weapon in the fighting in Lebanon, with their ability to pierce Israel's most advanced tanks.
Tyre raid 'heroic operation'  —  (VIDEO) Senior Navy official describes details of 13th Flotilla's overnight raid on Tyre, which targeted the Hizbullah terror cell responsible for Friday rocket attack on Hadera.  IDF's message of deterrence: Long-range fire into Israel will incur immediate consequences
Western Galilee: 3 women killed in rocket attack  —  Heavy rocket barrage hits north Saturday afternoon: Some 120 rockets land in Ma'alot, Tiberias, Nahariya, Shlomi and Kiryat Shmona within 90 minutes.  Mother, her two daughters killed in village of Arab al-Aramshe, near Shlomi, after house suffers direct hit.
Jerusalem Post:
'Hizbullah committing war crimes'
Shane Richmond / Telegraph Blogs:
Altered images  —  Warning: This post, which continues …
Discussion: EU Referendum and Greenslade
Jerusalem Post:
Saudi religious leader blasts Hizbullah
Bryan / Hot Air:
Peace in our time?  —  It's an odd thing when discussions …
Discussion: Old War Dogs
Little Green Footballs:
Reuters Doctoring Photos from Beirut?  —  OK, now things are getting weird.  —  This Reuters photograph shows blatant evidence of manipulation.  Notice the repeating patterns in the smoke; this is almost certainly caused by using the Photoshop "clone" tool to add more smoke to the image.
Rob / Left & Right:
Reuters faking photos  —  Notice how the pattern repeats in the cloud at the top?  —  That's not the only thing that repeats:  —  The top red square is just a copy/paste of the lower.  —  The photo has been doctored, quite badly.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
The worst photoshop I've ever seen (Update: More evidence)
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
Dexter Filkins / New York Times:
Baghdad's Chaos Raises Questions on U.S. Plan  —  Over the past year, as American commanders pushed Iraqi forces to take over responsibility for this violent capital, Baghdad became a markedly more dangerous place.  —  Now the Americans are being forced to call in more of their own troops to bring the city under control.
Robert Kagan / Washington Post:
The Last Honest Man  —  Twenty-nine Democratic senators voted in the fall of 2002 to authorize the invasion of Iraq.  There isn't enough room on this page to list the Democratic foreign policy experts and former officials, including those from the top ranks of the Clinton administration …
David Sirota / Sirotablog:
Neocon Icon Throws Temper Tantrum About Lieberman's Plight
Discussion: Decision '08
Mexico full poll recount rejected  —  Mexico's electoral body has rejected a request by left-wing candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador for a full recount of votes from July's disputed election.  —  Instead, the electoral tribunal's seven judges ordered a partial recount.
New York Times:
Washington Deal Maker Details Palm Greasing  —  WASHINGTON — In 1992, Brent R. Wilkes rented a suite at the Hyatt Hotel a few blocks from the Capitol.  In his briefcase was a stack of envelopes for a half-dozen congressmen, each packet containing up to $10,000 in checks.
Discussion: Pacific Views and Hullabaloo
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Anti-war, Anti-Israel, Anti-Joe  —  You fight the global war against jihadist Islam with the political parties you have.  —  We have two.  One is the Republican party, led by George W. Bush.  Its heart and mind are mostly in the right place.  Its performance as a governing party in time of war is, admittedly, another matter.
New York Times:
Lieberman Reduces Effort to Get Out Vote  —  With only three days left to reverse the course of the Democratic primary race, Senator Joseph I. Lieberman is scaling back on the ambitious ground operation that his supporters had hoped would pull him past his challenger, Ned Lamont …
Anne E. Kornblut / New York Times:
Clinton Dodges Political Peril for War Vote  —  There was a time when Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's position on the Iraq war seemed to place her in the same political peril afflicting Senator Joseph I. Lieberman.  —  The senators, both Democrats, voted to authorize the military invasion …
Discussion: Eschaton and The Left Coaster
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The Portmanteau Resolution … It's difficult to know exactly …
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Hewitt's Confession of Faith
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Agency Says Military Did Not Lie to 9/11 Panel
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Spiegel Online:
A Middle Eastern Connection?
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Morning Call:
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Tim Funk / Knight Ridder:
Former White House advisor pleads guilty to misdemeanor theft
Ryan J. Foley / Associated Press:
UW-Madison official warns Barrett to stop seeking publicity
Victor Davis Hanson /
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