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4:09 AM ET, December 10, 2006

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New York Times:
Report on Iraq Exposes Divide Within G.O.P.  —  The release of the report by the bipartisan Iraq Study Group this week exposed deep fissures among Republicans over how to manage a war that many fear will haunt their party — and the nation — for years to come.
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BBC:
Bush sees US consensus over Iraq  —  US President George W Bush has said he is confident Americans can move beyond political differences and agree a new direction for Iraq leading to victory.  —  In his weekly radio address, he again praised the report by the Iraq Study Group calling for a change of strategy.
Discussion: The Reaction and Crooks and Liars
Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:
Bush pans criticism of Iraq war handling
Discussion: Power Line
Scott Macleod / Time:
Iran Reacts Favorably to the Baker-Hamilton Plan  —  While the White House remains wary of the proposal to talk with Iran, Tehran sources tell TIME that the regime believes such talks are in the country's best interest  —  The Iranian government has responded more positively …
Discussion: BBC and Captain's Quarters
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Ali Akbar Dareini / Associated Press:   Iran Expands Uranium Enrichment Program
Philip Johnston / Telegraph:
Adopt our values or stay away, says Blair  —  Your view: what next for "multicultural" Britain?  —  Full text of Blair's multiculturalism speech  —  Audio: Andrew Pierce on why Blair isn't facing questions  —  Tony Blair formally declared Britain's multicultural experiment over yesterday …
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Telegraph:
Full text of Blair's multiculturalism speech
Telegraph:
Traces of spy poison found in cup at hotel  —  The Millennium Hotel in London emerged as the most likely site for the poisoning of the Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko last night after it was revealed that a cup had been found containing traces of the radioactive substance which killed him.
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BBC:   Radiation 'trace' at German homes
Dennis Byrne / Real Clear Politics:
ISG Prescribes Vietnam All Over Again  —  "...[Y]ou have my assurance of continued assistance in the post-settlement period and that we will respond with full force should the settlement be violated by North Vietnam."  —  That was a pledge by President Richard M. Nixon to Republic …
Michelle Malkin:
Remembering Daniel Faulkner  —  We mark the 25th anniversary of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner's murder over at Hot Air.  —  Widow Maureen Faulkner keeps the flame alive: … Michael Smerconish's book preview is here.  More on the memorials being held this weekend.
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Dan / Riehl World View:
Shareef Followed Father Into Nation Of Islam
Discussion: Atlantic Free Press and Power Line
Robert D. Novak / Townhall.com:
Bolton's successor  —  WASHINGTON — Zalmay Khalilzad, who was announced this week as leaving as U.S. ambassador to Iraq, is the leading prospect to replace John Bolton as envoy to the United Nations.  —  President Bush was reported by aides as looking for someone who approximates Bolton's combination …
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Jennifer Kent / KRHD-LP:
4 -year-old Accused of Improperly Touching Teacher  —  BELLMEAD- A four-year-old hugged his teachers aide and was put into in-school suspension, according to the father.  But La Vega school administrators have a different story.  —  Damarcus Blackwell's four-year-old son was lining …
William Saletan / Slate:
Tempting Fat  —  THE COMING CRACKDOWN ON TRANS FATS.  —  Put your hands in the air, and step away from the cookie.  —  That's the message from New York City, where the health department has just ordered the city's 25,000 restaurants to purge nearly all trans fats from their menus.
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Paul Silver / The Moderate Voice:
Fats and Freedom  —  Slate reports that New York City …
Discussion: QandO
Alec Baldwin / The Huffington Post:
Defeating Terrorism: An Oddly Simple First Step  —  Funny how neo-cons want to say that everything about the Sixties was meaningless, insignificant, silly, indulgent and un-American, except the Vietnam war.  —  The war in Iraq has pushed a lot of buttons with this crowd, but it all seems to be wired, to some degree, to Southeast Asia.
Abu Kais / Michael J. Totten:
Assad regime to kill Berri if he convenes parliament  —  The Assad regime is in a hurry.  Nasrallah hasn't been able to deliver quickly enough.  The Grand Serail is a fortress, and the Lebanese street is slowly turning against the protestors, who don't even have safe passage back to their homes now.
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Solomon Moore / Los Angeles Times:
U.S. targeting Shiite militia strongholds  —  In areas where troops had been barred by the government, they now have 'carte blanche' to stage raids with Iraqis.  —  BAGHDAD — In pursuit of a missing soldier, U.S. and Iraqi special forces units have staged dozens of operations …
C. J. Chivers / New York Times:
Black-Market Weapon Prices Surge in Iraq Chaos  —  The Kurdish security contractor placed the black plastic box on the table.  Inside was a new Glock 19, one of the 9-millimeter pistols that the United States issued by the tens of thousands to the Iraqi Army and police.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and The Reaction
Carol J. Williams / Los Angeles Times:
Islam advisor cites 'calmer' Guantanamo  —  The Arab American, a layman, says prisoners' behavior has improved since he began helping alter military practices.  —  GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba — Some prisoners call him "Brother."  Others call him an enemy of God.  Some don't speak to him at all.
Pamela Miller / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Imam, a U.S. citizen, denies terrorism links  —  An Arizona man at the center of a controversy defended his Islamic fundraising activities and his group's actions on the flight from which they were removed.  —  A Phoenix imam who was one of six Muslim men removed from a US Airways flight …
Discussion: Power Line and Let Freedom Ring
 
 
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