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12:30 PM 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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Associated Press:
Israel Denies Planning Iran Nuke Attack  —  LONDON (AP) — A British newspaper reported Sunday that Israel has drafted plans to strike as many as three targets in Iran with low-yield nuclear weapons, aiming to halt Tehran's uranium enrichment program.  The Israeli Foreign Ministry denied the report.
Discussion: It Shines For All
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Will Israel Nuke Iranian Nukes?  —  The Israelis have plans to conduct lightning strikes against Iranian nuclear facilities that include the use of low-yield tactical nuclear weapons, the Times of London reports this morning.  The revelation has many predicting a bloodbath in the Middle East …
Cenk Uygur / The Huffington Post:
Are We Still Going to Support Israel If They Use Nuclear Weapons?  —  Are there no bounds to hypocrisy?  The Times is reporting that Israel is seriously considering using nuclear weapons against Iran so that Iran does not threaten the world with nuclear weapons.  That would break all irony records.
Discussion: Macsmind and Rising Hegemon
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:   Israel Planning Nuclear Strike on Iran?
Larisa Alexandrovna / Larisa Alexandrovna's At Largely:
Nuking Reality  —  Our carriers are nearly in position …
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Report Says Israel Considering Tactical Nukes To Destroy Iran Nukes
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Pajamas Media:
Israeli Military Leaks Iran Plans to the London Times
Discussion: Instapundit.com
Hindrocket / Power Line:
ISRAELI STRIKE PLANNED?
Kim Priestap / Wizbang:
REPORTS: ISRAEL PLANNING NUCLEAR ATTACK ON IRAN
Discussion: Yourish.com and Bill's Bites
DEBKAfile:
Bush Poised to Stake His All on Iraq Victory
Discussion: Daily Pundit
Times of London:
Focus: Mission Iran
Discussion: Yourish.com and Daimnation!
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Report: Israel training for tactical nuke strike on Iran's reactors
Discussion: Associated Press and New York Post
Jill / Brilliant at Breakfast:   Wanna see the whole Middle East go up in flames?
Shailagh Murray / Washington Post:
Sen. Lieberman Goes His Independent Way  —  He Calls for 'Substantial' Troop Increase in Iraq  —  Standing under the grand dome of the Library of Congress on Friday, the three top Senate Democrats bitterly condemned sending more U.S. troops to Iraq, as President Bush is now considering.
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
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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.
Hilary Leila Krieger / Jerusalem Post:
Democrats: Nuclear Iran unacceptable
Discussion: Texas Rainmaker
Washington Post:
Critics Say 'Surge' Is More of The Same  —  Past Troop Buildups Have Not Quelled Iraq  —  President Bush is putting the final touches on his new Iraq policy amid growing skepticism inside and outside the administration that the emerging package of extra troops, economic assistance …
Rick Atkinson / Washington Post:
Iraq Will Be Petraeus's Knot to Untie  —  General Known to See Peace as Still Possible  —  Lt. Gen. David H. Petraeus, who is President Bush's choice to become the top U.S. military commander in Iraq, posed a riddle during the initial march to Baghdad four years ago that now becomes his own conundrum to solve: "Tell me how this ends."
Ryan Lizza / New York Times:
The Invasion of the Alpha Male Democrat  —  NANCY PELOSI'S carefully crafted introduction to the American people last week seemed to reinforce some stereotypes of the so-called mommy party.  On the day she made history as the first woman to be elected speaker, she appeared on the House floor …
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Sister Toldjah
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Justices Continue Trend of Hearing Fewer Cases  —  Only a handful of decisions each year define the Supreme Court for the American public, and that might be especially appropriate this year.  —  After decades of decline in its caseload, the court is once again on track to take its fewest number of cases in modern history.
Discussion: Law Librarian Blog
Shaun Mullen / The Moderate Voice:
Spurious Rumor Alert  —  Is John D. Negroponte's selection as deputy secretary of state a stepping stone to taking over from Condoleezza Rice as secretary of state?  —  Will Condi then replace the ailing Dick Cheney as vice president?  —  It's sure fun to speculate, isn't it?
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Michael Crowley / The New Republic:
DEP'T OF WILD SPECULATION:
Discussion: All Spin Zone
Independent:
Future of Iraq: The spoils of war  —  How the West will make a killing on Iraqi oil riches  —  Iraq's massive oil reserves, the third-largest in the world, are about to be thrown open for large-scale exploitation by Western oil companies under a controversial law which is expected to come before the Iraqi parliament within days.
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 …
Tobias Jones / Guardian:
Secular fundamentalists are the new totalitarians  —  Militant secularists like Richard Dawkins are taking their revenge on us believers for refusing to stay in the closet  —  There's an aspiring totalitarianism in Britain which is brilliantly disguised.  It's disguised because the would-be dictators …
Discussion: protein wisdom and The Corner
 
 
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John M. Broder / New York Times:
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New York Times:
U.S. Inquiry Backs Charges of Killing by Marines in Iraq
Hindrocket / Power Line:
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The Big Trunk / Power Line:
A LEGACY OF VALOR  —  During one of his stints as an embedded reporter …
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