Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
4:30 PM ET, August 23, 2007

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
New York Times:
Report Cites Grave Concerns on Iraq's Government  —  The government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki will become "more precarious" over the next six months to a year, and while its security forces have improved they are not strong enough to operate without outside help …
RELATED:
Satyam / Think Progress:
NIE: Violence To 'Remain High' In Iraq Over Next 'Six To Twelve Months'  —  Today, the Bush administration released an update to the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), entitled, "Prospects for Iraq's Stability: Some Security Progress but Political Reconciliation Elusive."
Associated Press:
Iraq to become more precarious?  —  Intelligence analysts say 'leaders remain unable to govern effectively'  —  WASHINGTON - The Iraqi government will become more precarious over the next six to 12 months and its security forces have not improved enough to operate without outside help …
Discussion: The Corner and CNN
Associated Press:
Report Will Be Critical of Iraq Leader  —  NEW YORK (AP) - A new assessment on Iraq may shed some negative light on Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.  The New York Times is reporting on its Web site that U.S. intelligence agencies will issue a new assessment Thursday expressing doubt …
Pauline Jelinek / Associated Press:
Intel report questions Iraq's progress
Peter Wehner / Commentary:
No More Vietnams (or Cambodias)  —  In his speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars yesterday, President Bush reminded us of the agony and genocide that followed the American retreat in Vietnam: … These words summon to mind a powerful passage from the third volume of Henry Kissinger's memoirs …
Discussion: Weekly Standard
RELATED:
John Edwards for President:
Remarks as Prepared for Delivery: "To Build One America, End the Game"  —  Hanover, New Hampshire  —  August 23, 2007  —  This election is unlike any we have faced before.  The stakes are higher.  And the challenges we face as a nation are greater than at any time in memory.
Rusty / The Jawa Report:
NYC Muslim Calls Korean Hostages "Terrorists", Smiles at thought of Daniel Pearl Style Beheading  —  American Muslim convert and New York City native Yousef al-Khattab outdoes himself and compares the Korean hostages to "terrorists" and suggests that because they are guilty of the "crime" …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
New York Times:
Obscure Company Is Behind 9/11 Demolition Work  —  The John Galt Corporation of the Bronx, hired last year for the dangerous and complex job of demolishing the former Deutsche Bank building at 130 Liberty Street, where two firefighters died last Saturday, has apparently never done any work like it.
RELATED:
Al Baker / New York Times:
New Construction Accident at the Deutsche Bank Building
Discussion: Gothamist and A Blog For All
John M. Broder / New York Times:
Rule to Expand Mountaintop Coal Mining  —  The Bush administration is set to issue a regulation on Friday that would enshrine the coal mining practice of mountaintop removal.  The technique involves blasting off the tops of mountains and dumping the rubble into valleys and streams.
Chris Bowers / Open Left:
Two General Election Maps  —  Taking the most recent poll from each state in the country from sources like Polling Report, Rasmussen and Survey USA, I have been able to piece together maps showing the state by state general election between both Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani, and also between Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney.
RELATED:
USA Today:
Giuliani out to win a state 'made for him'
Discussion: TalkLeft, New York Times and MSNBC
George F. Will / Washington Post:
What September Won't Settle  —  Come September, America might slip closer toward a Weimar moment.  It would be milder than the original but significantly disagreeable.  —  After the First World War, politics in Germany's new Weimar Republic were poisoned by the belief that the army …
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
VDH Responds  —  The riposte is a little sad, really.  Hanson clearly favored an aggressive strategy that concentrated on shoot-to-kill aggression and opposed any increase in troops back in 2004; Petraeus, in contrast, was a stern critic of past efforts, wanted many more troops …
NY Daily News:
Obama Girl has Hil thrill  —  Sen. Barack Obama's sexiest fan respects the presidential candidate more than ever now that he has knocked her Web video, "I Got a Crush on Obama."  But "Obama Girl"actually may vote for Hillary Clinton.  —  On Monday, Obama said he really wasn't that into Amber Lee Ettinger …
Discussion: CNN Political Ticker
Juan Cole:
Military Coup Planned for Iraq?  —  A rumor is circulating among well-connected and formerly high-level Iraqi bureaucrats in exile in places like Damascus that a military coup is being prepared for Iraq.  I received the following from a reliable, knowledgeable contact.
Discussion: Sadly, No! and War and Piece
Pajamas Media:
MANO A MANO: SPENCER V DERBYSHIRE  —  When Robert Spencer read John Derbyshire's "marvelously written and delightful to read" but "full of inconsistencies" review of his book, Religion of Peace?  —Why Christianity Is and Islam Isn't, he promised Pajamas Media a response.  He has delivered.
Discussion: protein wisdom and Hot Air
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
The Weimar President  —  His speech yesterday actually managed to shock.  You might think that, in wartime, a president would acknowledge what no one denies is a terribly grim decision in front of us - whether to pursue a clearly unwinnable war in order to govern a clearly ungovernable country …
Amanda Ripley / Time:
Behind Giuliani's Tough Talk  —  Islamic terrorists are at war with us," Rudy Giuliani told about 300 people at a synagogue in Rockville, Md., one evening in July.  He likes to say it that way—that they are at war with us, not the other way around. "  They want to kill us," he warned a group in New Hampshire the same month. "
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 4:30 PM ET, August 23, 2007.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 See Also: 
memeorandum: site main
memeorandum River: reverse chronological memeorandum
memeorandum Mobile: for phones
memeorandum Leaderboard: memeorandum's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
memeorandum RSS feed
memeorandum on Twitter
 
 
 More Items: 
Patrick Poole / Front Page Magazine:
CAIR Goes Back to School
Discussion: Pajamas Media
David Williams / Daily Mail:
Rough justice: 80 lashes for 'immoral' Iranian who abused alcohol and had sex
Jon Soltz / The Huffington Post:
What if 1,000 Armored Vehicles Didn't Get to Troops and No One Cared
Discussion: Reuters
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
Looks Familiar  —  Now I know Kevin Spacey, like Mike Huckabee, can rock.
Atrios / Eschaton:
Today's Moment of Zen
Steven Gutkin / Associated Press:
Israel told to ease Palestinian movement
Associated Press:
Atlanta considers banning baggy pants
Discussion: Say Anything
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup Poll:
Veterans and the 2008 Election
 Earlier Items: 
Ben Harris / The Jewish Week:
Foxman Blinks On Armenian Genocide
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
David Weigel / Reason Magazine:
Let Me Get An Encore, Do You Want More?  —  The big news …
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Bush hit over jobs for illegal workers
Discussion: Hot Air and Wizbang
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
Joe Lieberman vs. the Dems again:
David McCumber / The Big Blog:
A ferry captain, the FBI and Benjamin Franklin
Discussion: Hot Air and Media Blog
New York Times:
Militias Seizing Control of Iraqi Electricity Grid
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
White House Declares Office Off-Limits
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
Romney Struggles to Define Abortion Stance