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10:05 PM ET, December 2, 2006

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Rumsfeld's Memo of Options for Iraq War  —  Following is the text of a classified Nov. 6 memorandum that Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld sent to the White House suggesting new options in Iraq.  The memorandum was sent one day before the midterm Congressional elections and two days before Mr. Rumsfeld resigned.
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Corruption, Cronyism and Incompetence  —  I sincerely hope that the Democrats in the House and Senate, no matter how much pressure they get to do otherwise from the "centrist" Mandarins and callow Kewl Kidz, go hard after the Bush administration on war profiteering, cronyism, corruption and waste.
Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
RUMSFELD ON IRAQ....A couple of days before he got fired, it turns out that Donald Rumsfeld wrote a memo outlining a bunch of possible options for the war in Iraq.  The full text is here.  —  "In my view it is time for a major adjustment," the memo says, before listing a wide range …
Eric Foner / Washington Post:
He's The Worst Ever  —  Ever since 1948, when Harvard professor Arthur Schlesinger Sr. asked 55 historians to rank U.S. presidents on a scale from "great" to "failure," such polls have been a favorite pastime for those of us who study the American past.  —  Changes in presidential rankings reflect shifts in how we view history.
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Richard Miniter / New York Post:
ABOUT THOSE IMAMS  —  WHY U.S. AIRWAYS KICKED 'EM OFF FLIGHT  —  THE notorious case of U.S. Airways Flight 300 gets stranger by the minute, as more facts emerge about why six traveling Muslim clerics were asked to deplane.  —  A passenger on that flight - I'll call her "Pauline" …
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Patrick Condon / Associated Press:
Muslims Seek Prayer Room at Airport  —  Airport officials said Friday they will consider setting aside a private area for prayer and meditation at the request of imams concerned about the removal of six Muslim clerics from a US Airways flight last week.  —  Steve Wareham, director …
New York Times:
Bush to Meet With Head of Iraq Shiite Party  —  The White House said Friday that President Bush would meet next week with Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, the head of one of the most powerful Shiite parties in Iraq, the latest step in a burst of new administration attempts to try different approaches to bolstering the fragile Iraqi government.
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Rick Klein / Boston Globe:
Kerry to postpone decision on '08 run  —  Associates say 'joke' fallout stunned him  —  WASHINGTON — Senator John F. Kerry's election-eve "botched joke" about the war in Iraq — and the fierce denunciations his comments drew from fellow Democrats — has led him to reevaluate whether to mount …
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Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:   Postponing The Immaterial  —  The Boston Globe reports …
New York Times:
Next Chairman for Intelligence Opposed War  —  Representative Nancy Pelosi, the incoming House speaker, sent a strong new signal on Friday that Democrats intend to confront the White House by naming a Texas congressman who opposed the war in Iraq as the next chairman of the House intelligence committee.
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Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:   Texas Democrat to Head House Intelligence Panel
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
WITLESS 'WISDOM'  —  BAKER'S WORTHLESS IRAQ ADVICE  —  YES, it's been quite a week for the 10 members of the Iraq Study Group, the committee formed last spring to offer recommendations on a path forward in Iraq.  —  They had a wonderfully invigorating leak session the other day with The New York Times …
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
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Frederic J. Frommer / Associated Press:
Congressman faulted for Quran at oath  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Keith Ellison, who will become the first Muslim member of Congress next month, has offended some conservatives with his plan to use the Quran during his ceremonial swearing-in.  The decision by Ellison, D-Minn. …
Discussion: Firedoglake and Majikthise
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Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Afghanistan Opium Crop Sets Record  —  U.S.-Backed Efforts At Eradication Fail  —  Opium production in Afghanistan, which provides more than 90 percent of the world's heroin, broke all records in 2006, reaching a historic high despite ongoing U.S.-sponsored eradication efforts, the Bush administration reported yesterday.
Associated Press:
Castro Absent From Cuban Military Parade  —  Fidel Castro Remains Absent From Military Parade Marking 50th Anniversary of Cuban Revolution  —  HAVANA Dec 2, 2006 (AP)— A military parade marking the 50th anniversary of the date Fidel Castro and fellow rebels landed in Cuba to launch …
 
 
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