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2:15 AM ET, May 28, 2007


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Michael Kamber / New York Times:
Doubts Grow as G.I.'s in Iraq Find Allies in Enemy Ranks  —  BAGHDAD — Staff Sgt. David Safstrom does not regret his previous tours in Iraq, not even a difficult second stint when two comrades were killed while trying to capture insurgents.  —  "In Mosul, in 2003, it felt like we were making the city a better place," he said.
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:   TRAINING THE ENEMY....In the New York Times today, Michael Kamber writes …
New York Times:
Militants Widen Reach as Terror Seeps Out of Iraq  —  When Muhammad al-Darsi got out of prison in Libya last year after serving time for militant activities, he had one goal: killing Americans in Iraq.  —  A recruiter he found on the Internet arranged to meet him on a bridge in Damascus, Syria.
Peter S. Canellos / Boston Globe:
GOP rivals embrace unproven Iraq-9/11 tie  —  WASHINGTON — In defending the Iraq war, leading Republican presidential contenders are increasingly echoing words and phrases used by President Bush in the run-up to the war that reinforce the misleading impression that Iraq was responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
Al Qaeda's Enabler
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Impolitic
Audrey Hudson / Washington Times:
More details on Flight 327 released  —  The inspector general for Homeland Security late Friday released new details of what federal air marshals say was a terrorist dry run aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 327 from Detroit to Los Angeles on June 29, 2004.  —  Several portions of the report remain redacted.
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Flight 327: More To The Story
Discussion: Hot Air and Ed
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
Discussion: Washington Times
Marty Lederman / Balkinization:
The Constitutional Crisis Within  —  After the White House Counsel and Chief of Staff had tried to shake down the sedated and ailing Attorney General in his hospital bed.  —  After those two officials did not so much as acknowledge the presence of the Acting Attorney General and the head of OLC, standing there in the hospital room.
Discussion: Unqualified Offerings
Bart Leahy /
For Space Entrepreneurs, Access Equals Economic Growth  —  DALLAS, Texas - Taking advantage of the theme of the panel he was speaking on, Jim Benson, CEO of the Benson Space Company, officially announced changes to the basic design of his company's Dream Chaser space tourism vehicle Friday.
Glenn Reynolds /
SO MY PANEL was on — hold your breath — blogging …
Discussion: MSNBC
Little Green Footballs:
Video: Death Cult Children's Theater  —  Uploaded to YouTube by a Hamas supporter last April, this is one of the most unbelievably evil videos I've ever seen.  —  It's a home movie from hell, featuring a group of young girls dressed as suicide bombers and terrorists, waving knives and guns …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: School pageant, Palestinian style; Update: YouTube deleting comments?
Nadia Abou El-Magd / Associated Press:
Egypt bashes U.S. for hypocrisy  —  CAIRO, Egypt - Egypt criticized the U.S. Sunday after four Congress members met with a lawmaker from the banned Muslim Brotherhood, less than two months after House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (news, bio, voting record) met the same politician.
TRex / Firedoglake:
Late Nite FDL: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes  —  Tonight, I'm down at my Mom's house in Columbus, Georgia for a bit of preliminary birthday celebration (hooray!).  I walked outside my apartment in Athens this morning and the air smelled of burning, which means that the smoke from the massive …
Eric Felten / Wall Street Journal:
In Search of the Real Tom Collins  —  How a classic cocktail got a bad name — and how to make it right  —  Memorial Day wasn't always on a Monday.  Inaugurated shortly after the Civil War, the holiday was originally known as "Decoration Day," and came to be observed in most states on May 30 of each year.
Discussion: National Review
Des Moines Register:
Norman: Grassley won't say how he'll vote on Gonzales  —  POTOMAC FEVER  —  A vote of no confidence in Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is brewing in the U.S. Senate, and Sen. Charles Grassley will not commit yet on how he would vote.  —  That lack of enthusiasm might be an answer in itself.
Hindrocket / Power Line:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!  —  It was five years ago today, or this weekend anyway, when I set up the original Power Line site on Blogger.  The site's name, as many of our readers already know, was suggested by a thirteen-year-old friend of my oldest daughter.  Scott and I had been writing together …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Bob Johnson / Associated Press:
Ala. Terror Web Site Angers Activists  —  MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama Department of Homeland Security has taken down a Web site it operated that included gay rights and anti-war organizations in a list of groups that could include terrorists.  —  The Web site identified different types of terrorists …
Discussion: Firedoglake
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
Supreme Court Memo: A Devil in the Details, but Not the Constitution  —  When people think, if they ever do, about a Supreme Court justice's daily routine, many undoubtedly envision a life spent contemplating the great issues: due process, equal protection and other resonant constitutional concepts.
Robert Burns / Associated Press:
U.S. rescues 42 Iraqis from Al Qaeda hideout  —  BAGHDAD — U.S. forces raided an Al Qaeda hide-out northeast of Baghdad on Sunday and freed 42 Iraqis imprisoned inside, including some who had been tortured and suffered broken bones, a senior U.S. military official said Sunday.
Discussion: Hot Air
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Pamela Geller Oshry / Atlas Shrugs:
Blogger Sued for Publishing Stories About Muslims linked to Terror
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Atrios / Eschaton:
Buffoon  —  When I was a younger [lad] man, there was no one around …
KC Johnson / Durham-in-Wonderland:
Trustees, Dartmouth, and the AP
Discussion: Power Line
The Atlantic Online:
Back to the Schools  —  Oh man.  I don't think I've seen anyone …
Holly / The Moderate Voice:
An Interreligious Conversation with MvdG: Part One
Mike Baker / Associated Press:
McCain: Current Iraq plan is best option
More than 100 U.S. soldiers killed in May
Washington Post:
Democrats Prepare for Another Funding Battle
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Donald Lambro / Washington Times:
Antiwar base directs wrath at Democrats
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Klaus Marre / The Hill:
Sessions: Time to draw down troops is coming
The Raw Story:
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Matt / Think Progress:
Borger Predicts 'Mass Resignation' Of House Members Due To Stricter Ethics Standards
Anthony DePalma / New York Times:
Michael Moore's Math: 'Sicko,' Castro and the '120 Years Club'
Washington Post:
Unflattering Books Cause Hardly a Ripple