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5:35 AM ET, March 18, 2007

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Brigid Schulte / Washington Post:
Veterans, Others Denounce Marchers  —  Counter-Demonstrators Number in Thousands  —  As war protesters marched toward Arlington Memorial Bridge en route to the Pentagon yesterday, they were flanked by long lines of military veterans and others who stood in solidarity with U.S. troops and the Bush administration's cause in Iraq.
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Washington Post:
4 Years After Start of War, Anger Reigns  —  Demonstrators Brave Cold to Carry Message to Pentagon, as Counter-Protesters Battle Back  —  Thousands of demonstrators protesting the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq marched on the Pentagon yesterday, jeered along the way by large numbers of angry counter-protesters.
Discussion: Sweetness & Light
New York Times:
In March, Protesters Recall War Anniversaries
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Baron Bodissey / Gates of Vienna:   Gathering With the Eagles  —  There was another big anti-war …
Gateway Pundit:   Cindy Sheehan: "Stop this BullSh*t!"
Marie Colvin / Times of London:
Iraqis: life is getting better  —  MOST Iraqis believe life is better for them now than it was under Saddam Hussein, according to a British opinion poll published today.  —  The survey of more than 5,000 Iraqis found the majority optimistic despite their suffering in sectarian violence since …
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TigerHawk:
The paradox of Iraqi optimism  —  The Times of London has written a short article about a poll taken of Iraqis.  A couple of its findings are quite interesting: … Commentary  —  Iraqis seem to believe both that the "surge" is working and that security will improve still further after a withdrawal of the foreign armies.
Discussion: NewsHog and Chicago Boyz
Marie Colvin / Times of London:
Resilient Iraqis ask what civil war?  —  DESPITE sectarian slaughter, ethnic cleansing and suicide bombs, an opinion poll conducted on the eve of the fourth anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq has found a striking resilience and optimism among the inhabitants.
Discussion: Dean's World and Don Surber
Sameer N. Yacoub / Associated Press:
Chlorine Gas Sickens 356 in Iraq Bombing  —  BAGHDAD (AP) - Three suicide bombers driving chlorine-laden trucks struck in the Sunni insurgent stronghold of Anbar province, killing two policemen and forcing about 350 Iraqi civilians and six U.S. troops to seek treatment for exposure to the gas, the military said Saturday.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Sunni Militants Disrupt Plan to Calm Baghdad  —  In January, when President Bush announced his plans to reinforce American troops in Baghdad, Shiite militias were seen as the main worry.  Some analysts predicted that bloody clashes with Shiite militants in the Sadr City district in northeastern Baghdad were all but inevitable.
Discussion: toohotfortnr
Omar / IRAQ THE MODEL:
One thing al-Qaeda excels at; making new enemies.  —  With this series of dirty chemical bombings a war between al-Qaeda and the tribes in Anbar is no longer a possibility.  It just became a fact.  —  I've read at least two very optimistic reports from al-Almada in the last week …
Discussion: Associated Press
Karin Brulliard / Washington Post:
Chlorine Bombs Kill 10, Injure at Least 350 in Iraq
Discussion: The Reaction and Political Animal
Bruce Leshan / WUSA 9:
EXCLUSIVE: Major New Problems At Walter Reed  —  Washington, DC (WUSA) — A major 9NEWS NOW EXCLUSIVE — allegations from a former inspector at Walter Reed of widespread and dangerous problems in nearly all the buildings at the Army's premier hospital.  —  Burst steam pipes near electrical cables …
Tennessean.com:
Tenn. mine enriched Gore, scarred land  —  Al Gore Jr. received more than $500,000 in royalties from the owners of zinc mines who held mineral leases on his farm near Carthage, Tenn. Now the mines have a new owner and are scheduled to reopen later this year.
William J. Fallon / DefenseLINK:
Commander, U.S. Central Command  —  Admiral William J. Fallon was raised in Merchantville, N.J. A 1967 graduate of Villanova University, he received his commission through the Navy ROTC Program and was designated a naval flight officer upon completion of flight training in December 1967.
Discussion: The Corner
New York Times:
G.O.P. Anger in Swing State Eased Attorney's Exit  —  The first whiff of something suspicious came when a 15-year-old boy received a voter registration card in the mail.  Soon a second one arrived.  Then his 13-year-old neighbor got one, too.  —  Neither boy had applied for the cards …
Washington Post:
Amid Concerns, FBI Lapses Went On  —  Records Collection Brought Internal Questions But Little Scrutiny  —  FBI counterterrorism officials continued to use flawed procedures to obtain thousands of U.S. telephone records during a two-year period when bureau lawyers and managers …
Discussion: CorrenteWire
Newsdesk / The Swamp:
At war's fourth: Bush v Democrats  —  The White House, repeatedly asked if President Bush is planning anything to mark the fourth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq on Monday, has suggested that the president is going about business as usual.  On Monday, that business includes playing host …
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Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
Bush Turns the Other Cheek  —  Alas.  —  When President Bush, at the tail end of his Latin American trip last week, got around to commenting on the controversy over eight fired U.S. attorneys, he was calm, reasonable, and even a bit apologetic.  Little good it did him.
Discussion: GINA COBB
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Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
Barnes lectures Bush on purge scandal
Discussion: The Impolitic
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Logrolling, Blogrolling and Other Bad Habits  —  In December 2005, I engaged in an interesting discussion with Dan Solove of the very good law blog Concurring Opinions on the nature of the blogosphere Left and Right.  I took issue with this assertion from Solove:
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Chicago Dyke / CorrenteWire:
Choosing Sides on Our Side: Dissent is Still Good
Discussion: TalkLeft
 
 
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