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6:45 PM ET, June 10, 2007


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Faiz / Think Progress:
Lieberman: 'We've Got To Be Prepared To Take Aggressive Military Action' Against Iran  —  This morning on CBS's Face the Nation, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) strongly advocated preparing for a strike against Iran.  —  "I think we have to be prepared to take aggressive military action …
Associated Press:
Lieberman: U.S. should weigh Iran attack  —  WASHINGTON - Sen. Joseph Lieberman (news, bio, voting record) said Sunday the United States should consider a military strike against Iran because of Tehran's involvement in Iraq.  —  "I think we've got to be prepared to take aggressive military action …
Syrian and Iranian Generals in Intensive War Consultations  —  DEBKAfile Exclusive Report  —  DEBKAfile's intelligence and Middle East sources take a look at the actions behind the words issuing from Damascus officials affirming Syria's willingness to go into peace talks with Israel.
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Lieberman is Bombs away on Iran  —  Joe Lieberman's warmongering continues as he jumps on the bomb Iran bandwagon.  Is anyone surprised?  —  Download (34) |  Play (30) Download (24) |  Play (19) … The Neocon cabal is alive and well inside the White House and supported by the <Independent> Lieberman.
Discussion: My Two Sense
Michael Ledeen / National Review:
Lieberman for Secretary of State  —  On Face the Nation, he just called for military strikes against terrorist training camps inside Iran, echoing, ahem, myself lo these several years.  He put it perfectly, for my money: … Meanwhile, the appeasers over at the State Department …
Discussion: The Newshoggers
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Lieberman: Iran Should Be Bombed If It Meddles In Iraq
Nico / Think Progress:
Powell: Close Guantanamo Now, Restore Habeas  —  This morning on NBC's Meet the Press, Gen. Colin Powell strongly condemned the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, calling it "a major problem for America's perception" and charging, "if it was up to me, I would close Guantanamo — not tomorrow, this afternoon."
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Colin Powell: Get rid of Gitmo and restore Habeas Corpus
Discussion: The Sideshow
Joe Sudbay / AMERICAblog:
"Too early" for Colin Powell to say he'll endorse a Republican for President
Discussion: The Reaction and My Two Sense
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Democrats' Prosperity Problem  —  Early in George W. Bush's presidency, liberal critics said: The economy is not growing.  Which was true.  He inherited the debris of the 1990s' irrational exuberances.  A brief (eight months) and mild (the mildest since World War II) recession began in March 2001 …
Ezra Klein:
If A, Then A Goldfish  —  Brian catches this gem of socio …
Discussion: The Newshoggers
Joe Klein / TIME: Swampland:
Next Year in Iraq  —  Tom Ricks has this to say about military planning in Iraq today.  There are two important points here.  The first is this: … [Italics mine]  —  In other words, all the yammering by various politicians about bringing the troops home by March 2008 is nonsense.
Mark Townsend / Observer:
MI6 probes UK nuclear link to Iran  —  A British company has been closed down after being caught in an apparent attempt to sell black-market weapons-grade uranium to Iran and Sudan, The Observer can reveal.  —  Anti-terrorist officers and MI6 are now investigating a wider British-based plot allegedly …
Gateway Pundit:
Bush Mobbed in Albania!... Pro-US Nation Celebrates Historic Visit  —Updated and Bumped-  —  This Pro-American Muslim country was fired up for the historic visit by President Bush.  —  They mobbed the president in the village of Fushe Kruje.  —  U.S. President George Bush greets crowds …
Discussion: Fausta's blog
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
The Sopranos Ends — British Tourists Suffer Most  —  How powerful a force has The Sopranos become in American culture?  Our friends across the pond have even written articles today about its valedictory episode tonight.  Both the left-wing Guardian and the conservative Telegraph note the passing of the series (HBO, 9 pm ET).
Discussion: Observer
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
How Will The Sopranos (And Tony Soprano) End?
Discussion: TheOnlineWire
Hope Yen / Associated Press:
Snow: Bush standing firm behind Gonzales  —  WASHINGTON - The White House on Sunday dismissed Senate plans to hold a no-confidence vote on the attorney general and said the outcome will not undermine President Bush's resolve to keep Alberto Gonzales at the Justice Department.  —  "Not a bit.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Sarkozy set for big majority in parliament  —  President Nicolas Sarkozy was on course on Sunday night to win a commanding majority in parliament after the centre-right UMP party won an estimated 46 per cent of the vote in the first-round of France's general election.
Libby Quaid / Associated Press:
Richardson: I'd leave no troops in Iraq  —  WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential hopeful Bill Richardson said Sunday he wanted a total withdrawal of U.S. forces in Iraq and that American troops are targets in a civil war.  —  "I would leave no troops in Iraq whatsoever," Richardson said.
Jeff / Firedoglake:
FDL Book Salon Welcomes Murray Waas and Jeff Lomonaco  —  (Welcome to FDL Book Salon, where today we are privileged to have Murray Waas and Jeff Lomonaco online with us to discuss The Unived States v. I. Lewis Libby.  As always, please keep the discussion on point.
New York Times:
The Guidebook for Taking a Life  —  We were in a small house in Zarqa, Jordan, trying to interview two heavily bearded Islamic militants about their distribution of recruitment videos when one of us asked one too many questions.  —  "He's American?" one of the militants growled.  "Let's kidnap and kill him."
Mark Stevenson / Associated Press:
Gonzales: US eyeing gun flow into Mexico  —  CUERNAVACA, Mexico — Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Friday that Washington is taking steps to address Mexican concerns the U.S. is not doing enough to stop illegal weapons from being smuggled across the border and into the hands of brutal drug gangs.
Discussion: Wizbang and
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Discussion: Washington Monthly
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
The GOP Talking Points on Libby Debunked, By WaPo No Less
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Patrick Cockburn / The Independent:
UN warns of five million Iraqi refugees
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Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
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