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2:00 AM ET, November 20, 2006


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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Rangel says he'll introduce a bill to bring back the draft  —  Say it with me: permanent.  Democratic. majority.  —  He floats this idea periodically when his side needs a little boost.  The last time he really pushed it was before the election in 2004, when the left tried …
Brian Knowlton / New York Times:
Kissinger Says Victory in Iraq Is Not Possible  —  Former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, who regularly advises President Bush on Iraq, said today that a full military victory was no longer possible there.  He thus joined a growing number of leading conservatives openly challenging …
Jackie Frank / Reuters:
Senior Democrat renews call for military draft  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An influential Democratic lawmaker on Sunday called for reinstatement of the draft as a way to boost U.S. troop levels and draw a broader section of the population into the military or public service.
Discussion: PSoTD
Gateway Pundit:
Democratic Leader Rangel Calls to Reinstate the Draft!
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Charlie Rangel to Introduce Draft Bill
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
Seymour M. Hersh / New Yorker:
THE NEXT ACT  —  A month before the November elections, Vice-President Dick Cheney was sitting in on a national-security discussion at the Executive Office Building.  The talk took a political turn: what if the Democrats won both the Senate and the House?  How would that affect policy toward Iran …
Joshua Muravchik / Los Angeles Times:
Bomb Iran  —  Diplomacy is doing nothing to stop the Iranian nuclear threat; a show of force is the only answer.  —  WE MUST bomb Iran.  —  It has been four years since that country's secret nuclear program was brought to light, and the path of diplomacy and sanctions has led nowhere.
Agence France Presse:
CIA analysis finds no Iranian nuclear weapons drive: report  —  WASHINGTON (AFP) - A classifed draft CIA assessment has found no firm evidence of a secret drive by Iran to develop nuclear weapons, as alleged by the White House, a top US investigative reporter has said.
Discussion: Hot Air, protein wisdom and AMERICAblog
Yossi Verter / Haaretz:
Bush: I'd understand if Israel chose to attack Iran  —  The United States lacks sufficient intelligence on Iran's nuclear facilities at this time, which prevents it from initiating a military strike against them, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has told European politicians and diplomats with whom she has recently met.
Judd / Think Progress:
McCain Flip-Flops, Supports Immediate Reversal of Roe v. Wade  —  In 1999, the "moderate" version of John McCain said that overturning Roe v. Wade would be dangerous for women and he would not support it, even in "the long term."  Here's McCain in the San Francisco Chronicle:
Scott Lemieux / Lawyers, Guns and Money:
McCain and Abortion: The Dance of Disingenuousness Continues
Discussion: Ezra Klein
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:   McCain now supports the immediate overturn of Roe v Wade
Lindsay Beyerstein / Majikthise:
McCain wants a constitutional ban on abortion
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Tariq Panja / Associated Press:
Kissinger: Iraq Military Win Impossible  —  LONDON — Military victory is no longer possible in Iraq, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said in a television interview broadcast Sunday.  —  Kissinger presented a bleak vision of Iraq, saying the U.S. government must enter into dialogue …
Doyle McManus / Los Angeles Times:
Kissinger says Iraq isn't ripe for democracy
DarkSyde / Daily Kos:   Bush Has Lost The War On Terror
Bob Sipchen / Los Angeles Times:
Dead soldier's parting gift: $100,000 party  —  LAS VEGAS — Shortly after Jeffrey "Toz" Toczylowski's last mission in Iraq a year ago this month, friends received a message.  —  "If you are getting this e-mail, it means that I have passed away," the missive said.
Michelle Malkin:
Assassination-mania in Indonesia  —  The jihadis are rolling out the welcome mat in Indonesia.  (Hat tip: Shawn Wasson, who has more Bush-deranged photos)  —  Reuters  —  AP reports: … Cindy Sheehan approves.  Assassination chic—it's everywhere.  And, of course, we never hear …
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
Pamela Geller Oshry / Atlas Shrugs:
Discussion: Wake up America
Ian / Hot Air:
Video: Kerry on his troop remark: The "Republican attack machine" is out to get me!  —  John Kerry joined Chris Wallace on this Sunday's edition of Fox News Sunday to discuss his troop remark and a potential White House run.  Kerry immediately saw where the interview was going and tried …
Discussion: The Democratic Daily
David / Crooks and Liars:
Wallace torments Kerry in 'botched joke' attack interview
Kirk Semple / New York Times:
A Captain's Journey From Hope to Just Getting Her Unit Home  —  Capt. Stephanie A. Bagley and the military police company she commands arrived in Iraq in December 2005 brimming with optimism about taking on one of the most urgent tasks in Iraq: building a new police force.
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Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Good Riddance To The Gingrichites  —  Mike referenced this op-ed …
Discussion: Firedoglake and Hellblazer
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Tester and Webb  —  Newly elected Democratic Senators Jim Webb …
John Heilprin / Associated Press:
McCain says more troops needed in Iraq
Tristero / Hullabaloo:
Glad You Woke Up, Ken Adelman. Now Go Away.
Dean / Dean's World:
"Inspiring" Israeli Terrorist
Matthew Yglesias:
One! Last! Push!
Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
SADDAM'S A-BOMB....In The Good Fight, Peter Beinart says that …
Discussion: OxBlog and Eschaton
 Earlier Items: 
Judd / Think Progress:
Zakaria: McCain's Plan For More Troops 'Just Willing More American Deaths'
Discussion: driftglass
Tim B. / Tim Blair:
STREETS CLAIMED  —  Further, er, highlights from the weekend's …
Chase Squires / Associated Press:
Gonzales Blasts Surveillance Critics
jules crittenden:
The Last Man to Die for a Mistake
David Leppard / Times of London:
Blair hit by Saudi 'bribery' threat
Leading Russian critic of Putin's regime is poisoned in London
Ron Suskind / Washington Post:
Send in the Subpoenas  —  Senate Foreign Relations Committee …

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Associated Press:
Russia places journalist Masha Gessen on a wanted list after opening a criminal case on charges of spreading “false information” about the Russian army

Gene Maddaus / Variety:
A judge certifies a class action suit alleging Disney paid 9,000 women less than their male peers, the largest suit certified under California's Equal Pay Act

Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
CBS News journalist Catherine Herridge could face a contempt of court sanction and fines if she does not reveal a source for Fox News stories she wrote in 2017

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