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3:40 AM ET, January 7, 2007

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Times of London:
Revealed: Israel plans nuclear strike on Iran  —  Uzi Mahnaimi New York and Sarah Baxter Washington  —  ISRAEL has drawn up secret plans to destroy Iran's uranium enrichment facilities with tactical nuclear weapons.  —  Two Israeli air force squadrons are training to blow …
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Hilary Leila Krieger / Jerusalem Post:
Democrats: Nuclear Iran unacceptable  —  Iran with nuclear weapons is unacceptable, new House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told The Jerusalem Post hours after entering the party leadership position.  —  The Maryland Democrat said the view is shared by his party, rejecting assertions …
Ralph Peters / New York Post:
EYEING IRAN  —  WHY W'S TAPPING ADMIRAL TO HEAD CENTRAL COMMAND  —  WORD that Adm. William Fallon will move laterally from our Pacific Command to take charge of Central Command - responsible for the Middle East - while two ground wars rage in the region baffled the media.
jules crittenden:
Crossroads  —  We've arrived at a crossroads in history.  The choices are simple.  —  In a letter to President Bush Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate President Harry Reid said they want out of Iraq.  It's over.  The American people are sick of it.  There is no reason and no will to keep fighting this.
Discussion: Don Surber and TigerHawk
DEBKAfile:
Bush Poised to Stake His All on Iraq Victory  —  DEBKAfile Exclusive Report  —  Lt.Gen David Petraeus, new US commander in Iraq  —  President George W. Bush is poised to stake every US resource to hand on a no-holds-barred military operation all the way to victory in Iraq, after first bringing Baghdad under control.
Discussion: Daily Pundit
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Report Says Israel Considering Tactical Nukes To Destroy Iran Nukes  —  Once again reports are surfacing about Israel seriously considering a strike to take out Iran's facilities that could pose a nuclear threat — this time from the Times Online that says contigency plans are now on the drawing boards.
Larisa Alexandrovna / Larisa Alexandrovna's At Largely:   Nuking Reality  —  Our carriers are nearly in position …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Report: Israel training for tactical nuke strike on Iran's reactors
Discussion: Associated Press
Times of London:   Focus: Mission Iran
Kim Priestap / Wizbang:
REPORTS: ISRAEL PLANNING NUCLEAR ATTACK ON IRAN
Discussion: Texas Rainmaker
Hindrocket / Power Line:   ISRAELI STRIKE PLANNED?
John F. Burns / New York Times:
Before Hanging, a Push for Revenge and a Push Back  —  When American soldiers woke Saddam Hussein in his cell near Baghdad airport at 3:55 a.m. last Saturday, they told him to dress for a journey to Baghdad.  He had followed the routine dozens of times before, traveling by helicopter …
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CNN:   Iraqis to lead assault to take back Baghdad
Real Cities:
New ambassador in Iraq faces challenge
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
New York Times:
Bush Facing Deep Divide Over More Troops for Iraq
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Patterico / Patterico's Pontifications:
Media Matters Distorts Something (Yawn)  —  Media Matters's front page has a graphic that states: "Warbloggers refuse to admit their errors in making fraud allegations against AP."  Here it is:  —  Interestingly, the post of mine that they highlight is this one, titled "Media Matters Isikoffs See Dubya."
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Los Angeles Times:
Dark cloud over good works of Gates Foundation  —  The world's largest philanthropy pours money into investments that are hurting many of the people its grants aim to help.  —  First of two parts  —  Ebocha, Nigeria - Justice Eta, 14 months old, held out his tiny thumb.
Discussion: Economist's View
New York Times:
U.S. Inquiry Backs Charges of Killing by Marines in Iraq  —  An American government report on the killing of 24 Iraqis, including several women and children, by marines in the village of Haditha in 2005 provides new details of how the shootings unfolded and supports allegations by prosecutors …
Discussion: PoliPundit.com
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Josh White / Washington Post:
Death in Haditha  —  Eyewitness Accounts in Report Indicate …
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Democrats Try a New Balance on Capitol Hill  —  Less than 24 hours after taking over as speaker, Representative Nancy Pelosi summoned the new chairmen of five committees with responsibility for various aspects of Iraq policy to her office to review and coordinate plans for hearings and inquiries.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
John Cole / Balloon Juice:
The Cost of War  —  Noticed this tragic tale via Memeorandum: … While a tragic mistake, it is understandable.  The Army is composed of humans, and those humans have huge databases to contend with, and inevitably something like this happens.  Drawing a larger point about the competence …
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
CAN YOU HANDLE THE TRUTH?  —  Contrary to the implication of my post "Troops halp Jon Carry in Irak," the troops did not snub Senator Kerry during breakfast on the morning of December 17, 2006 at the embassy mess hall in Baghdad or, for that matter, as TPMmuckraker instructed us, in London on January 9, 2006.
Marc Santora / New York Times:
30 Dead in Baghdad Clash; Bodies Hanged on Lampposts  —  A fierce clash left at least 30 people dead in central Baghdad late Saturday night as Iraqi Army forces fought with gunmen in an area where several residents had been killed and their bodies hanged from street lampposts, the Iraqi military said.
Elizabeth Nash / Independent:
Spanish bishops fear rebirth of Islamic kingdom  —  Spain's bishops are alarmed by ambitious plans to recreate the city of Cordoba - once the heart of the ancient Islamic kingdom of al-Andalus - as a pilgrimage site for Muslims throughout Europe.  —  Plans include the construction …
Discussion: The Corner
 
 
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The Big Trunk / Power Line:
A LEGACY OF VALOR  —  During one of his stints as an embedded reporter …
Discussion: TigerHawk
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
'We will win this conflict. We will win it easily'
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Cloned Bull  —  THE BUM RAP ON CLONED FOOD.  —  Which came …
Los Angeles Times:
Troop surge can't be brief, backers insist
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A Heckuva Claim  —  PRESIDENT BUSH wrote in a Wall Street …
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