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4:40 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.
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
Daniel Levy / Haaretz:
Ending the neoconservative nightmare  —  Witnessing the near-perfect symmetry of Israeli and American policy has been one of the more noteworthy aspects of the latest Lebanon war.  A true friend in the White House.  No deescalate and stabilize, honest-broker, diplomatic jaw-jaw from this president.
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.
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'
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Jerusalem Post:
Saudi religious leader blasts Hizbullah
Shane Richmond / Telegraph Blogs:
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Discussion: EU Referendum and Greenslade
Jerusalem Post:
Naval commando unit raids Tyre
Discussion: A Blog For All
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 …
Hartford Courant:
Lieberman Remains Committed, Plays It Calm
Susan Haigh / Associated Press:
Lieberman still in the fight
Editor and Publisher:
Gallup: Lieberman Now More Popular With Republicans Than Democrats
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
Victor Davis Hanson /
The Brink of Madness  —  A familiar place.  —  National Review Online  —  When I used to read about the 1930s — the Italian invasion of Abyssinia, the rise of fascism in Italy, Spain, and Germany, the appeasement in France and Britain, the murderous duplicity of the Soviet Union …
Spiegel Online:
A Middle Eastern Connection?  —  A leak from the investigation into a pair of unexploded bombs found on trains in Germany this week has produced a strange detail — a bag printed in Arabic.  German officials won't confirm anything, but the case has ignited a national debate about rail security.
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Ryan J. Foley / Associated Press:
UW-Madison official warns Barrett to stop seeking publicity  —  MADISON, Wis. — University of Wisconsin's provost warned an instructor who believes the U.S. government orchestrated the Sept. 11 attacks to stop seeking publicity for his views, days after he defended the teacher's right to free speech.
Jerome Pugmire / Associated Press:
Landis Fails 2nd Test; Title Likely Gone  —  PARIS — Floyd Landis was fired by his team and the Tour de France no longer considered him its champion Saturday after his second doping sample tested positive for higher-than-allowable levels of testosterone.  —  The samples contained synthetic …
Tim Funk / Knight Ridder:
Former White House advisor pleads guilty to misdemeanor theft  —  ROCKVILLE, Md. — Former White House adviser Claude Allen tearfully pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor theft charge Friday, telling a Montgomery County judge that he lost his bearings after working 14-hour days and getting little sleep in the …
Slacker Friday  —  I've got a new Think Again here, "Remember Iraq?"  —  Jim Fallows says we won.  You'll have to read why.  — Generals Give Grim Report on Iraqi Strife," the Los Angeles Times.  [Link]  — "Generals warn of civil war in Iraq," Washington Times.  [Link]
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