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Washington Post:
Iraq Panel to Urge Pullout Of Combat Troops by '08  —  The bipartisan Iraq Study Group plans to recommend withdrawing nearly all U.S. combat units from Iraq by early 2008 while leaving behind troops to train, advise and support the Iraqis, setting the first goal for a major drawdown of U.S. forces …
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
This Is Realism?  —  Iran and Syria Won't Be Riding to Our Rescue  —  Now that the "realists" have ridden into town gleefully consigning the Bush doctrine to the ash heap of history, everyone has discovered the notion of interests, as if it were some new idea thought up by James Baker and the Iraq Study Group.
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Idea of Rapid Withdrawal From Iraq Seems to Fade  —  In the cacophony of competing plans about how to deal with Iraq, one reality now appears clear: despite the Democrats' victory this month in an election viewed as a referendum on the war, the idea of a rapid American troop withdrawal is fast receding as a viable option.
Laura Rozen / American Prospect:
Get the Memo  —  A readers' guide to Stephen Hadley's reflections on Iraq.  —  This Wednesday, the day that President Bush was to meet with Iraqi prime minister Nouri Al Maliki in Jordan, The New York Times published a classified memo prepared by National Security advisor Stephen Hadley and his staff …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
New York Times:
Bush, Maliki and That Memo  —  President Bush's news conference yesterday with Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki of Iraq had an even greater than usual sense of unreality about it, with Mr. Bush insisting that Mr. Maliki is "the right guy for Iraq" and that American troops will stay …
New York Times:
Bush, in Meeting on Iraq, Rejects a Quick Pullout
Discussion: NewsHog
Dan Froomkin / Washington Post:
Bush v. Baker
Discussion: Daily Kos and The American Scene
Sky News:
Radiation Hits Second Man  —  An Italian academic who met a former Russian spy on the day he was allegedly poisoned has tested positive for radiation.  —  Mario Scaramella was found to have isotope Polonium-210 in his body.  —  He had lunch with ex-security agent Alexander Litvinenko …
Discussion: Hot Air
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Guardian:
Litvinenko was victim of 'Russian rogue agents'  —  British intelligence sources increasingly suspect that Alexander Litvinenko, the former spy killed with a radioactive poison, was the victim of a plot involving "rogue elements" within the Russian state, the Guardian has learned.
New York Sun:   The Alternate Theory  —  A wire arrived yesterday from Edward …
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
McCain Courts Crucial Support of Governors  —  Last anyone checked, Senator John McCain of Arizona is not — and has never been — a governor.  —  But no matter.  Mr. McCain turned up on Thursday morning at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa here for a guerrillalike visit to the annual meeting of the Republican Governors Association.
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
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Shailagh Murray / Washington Post:
GOP Must Correct Its Mistakes, Mehlman Says
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
USA Today:
TSA's revealing X-ray screening raises privacy concerns  —  WASHINGTON — The federal government plans this month to launch the nation's first airport screening system that takes potentially revealing X-ray photos of travelers in an effort to find bombs and other weapons.
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Boston Globe:
Illegal immigrants toiled for governor  —  Guatemalans say firm hired them  —  This story was reported by Jonathan Saltzman and Maria Cramer of the Globe staff and by Globe correspondent Connie Paige and was written by Saltzman.  —  SUCHITEPEQUEZ, Guatemala — Outside his aqua-colored concrete house here …
Discussion: The Corner and Pam's House Blend
Kristin Roberts / Reuters:
U.S. warns of possible Qaeda financial cyber attack  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government warned American private financial services on Thursday of an al Qaeda call for a cyber attack against online stock trading and banking Web sites beginning on Friday, a source said.
Discussion: Daily Pundit
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Michael J. Sniffen / Associated Press:
U.S. rates travelers for terror risk
Discussion: On Deadline
Jonah Goldberg / Los Angeles Times:
It's losing we hate, not war  —  Those who compare the lengths of WWII and Iraq ignore the real thing we don't like in far-flung wars.  —  ONE THOUSAND three hundred and forty seven days.  —  That's how long the United States was involved in combat in World War II, and Monday …
Discussion: Daimnation!
Hindrocket / Power Line:
THE LINEUP FOR 2008  —  Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist announced that he will not run for President in 2008.  You can read his statement here.  Frist's announcement didn't make a very big splash; many observers hadn't taken him seriously as a Presidential candidate in any event.
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
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Senator Bill Frist:
Looking Ahead as My Term as a Citizen Legislator Ends
Discussion: UNCoRRELATED
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Political Constraints  —  Josh Marshall is chronicling the rapidly emerging rightwing "stab in the back" meme in which George W. Churchill was betrayed by both the American and Iraqi people.  Big surprise.  It's an interesting series of posts and I urge you to read them all.  Here's an excerpt from one:
Robert J. Samuelson / Washington Post:
'Fair Trade' Foolishness  —  We may be about to shoot ourselves in the foot — or maybe the chest — on trade.  In the name of "fair trade," we may punish our own exporters.  In 2005 worldwide exports exceeded $10 trillion.  Since 1980 they've more than tripled while the overall global economy doubled.
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Olbermann's Special Comment on Gingrich: "We fight for liberty by having more liberty and not less"  —  Tonight, Keith took on Newt Gingrich's controversial remarks from earlier this week where he suggested we re-think free speech as we know it in order to effectively combat the threat of terrorism.
 
 
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