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9:30 AM ET, August 24, 2007

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Los Angeles Times:
Top general to urge Iraq troop cut  —  Advice by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs poses a potential clash with supporters of the buildup.  —  WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is expected to advise President Bush to reduce the U.S. force in Iraq next year by almost half …
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Washington Post:
Warner Calls for Pullouts By Winter  —  GOP Senator Suggests Move Would Prod Iraq  —  Sen. John W. Warner, one of the most influential Republican voices in Congress on national security, called on President Bush yesterday to begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq in time for Christmas …
The Raw Story:   GOP SENATOR: BUSH SHOULD BRING TROOPS HOME
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
HOAGLAND, NOT WHACKED  —  Perhaps there's something wrong with me.  But Jim Hoagland's column in Friday's Post seems remarkably lucid and well-reasoned.  I'd quibble with a few points.  There are a few others where I don't know the details well enough to judge.
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Jim Hoagland / Washington Post:
Bush's Vietnam Blunder  —  Desperate presidents resort to desperate rhetoric — which then calls new attention to their desperation.  President Bush joined the club this week by citing the U.S. failure in Vietnam to justify staying on in Iraq.  —  Bush's comparison of the two conflicts …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
THE SURGE....Is the surge working?  That is, even if you ignore the lack of political progress, are we even making tactical progress?  Since violence in Iraq tends to be seasonal, the only reasonable comparison is one between summer 2006 and summer 2007, so I went to the latest Brookings Iraq Index to check out the most recent numbers.
Discussion: The Newshoggers
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The Atlantic Online:
Surging  —  Kevin Drum arranges some Brookings Iraq Index data into tables to allow for an apples-to-apples comparison of the summer 2006 to the summer of 2007 and discovers that the surge is working if your definition of "working" doesn't require a decrease in violence or an increase in the viability of Iraq's basic infrastructure.
Discussion: PSoTD
New York Times:
More Iraqis Are Said to Flee Since Troop Increase  —  The number of Iraqis fleeing their homes has soared since the American troop increase began in February, according to data from two humanitarian groups, accelerating the partition of the country into sectarian enclaves.
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Dana Blanton / Fox News:
FOX News Poll: New Yorkers Clinton, Giuliani Top 2008 Choices; Most Disapprove of Washington  —  NEW YORK — Could the 2008 presidential election come down to a choice between two New Yorkers?  It sure looks that way today, as New York Sen. Hillary Clinton and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani remain …
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Associated Press:
Fox-Backed Democrat Debate Called Off
Rasmussen Reports:
War on Terror Update  —  War on Terror Confidence Inches Up in August  —  Thirty-nine percent (39%) of Americans now believe that the U.S. and its allies are winning the War on Terror.  That's up three points from a month ago and just a point shy of the highest level of confidence measured in 2007.
Mark Thompson / Guardian:
The BBC has squandered trust.  But we will win it back  —  Only the deluded would deny that public faith has been gravely damaged.  To repair it, we must build on existing values  —  'We have had no end of a lesson; it will do us no end of good.  " That was Kipling's verdict on the British and the Boer war.
Wall Street Journal:
Romney's Federal Prescription  —  Health Plan Relies on Tax Incentives,  —  Not Massachusetts' Mandates  —  Mitt Romney succeeded in significantly expanding access to health insurance in Massachusetts.  Today, he lays out his plan for achieving that same goal nationwide.
Discussion: The Corner and TIME
Atrios / Eschaton:
Suck On This  —  The significance of Friedman's "Suck On This" isn't simply his buffoonery and that of our entire media discourse.  I don't imagine that Charlie Rose is playing on every teevee in Iraq, but even the liberal Tom Friedman was channeling what was a pretty common sentiment at the time …
Avi Zenilman / The Politico:
Historian: Bush use of quote 'perverse'  —  A historian quoted by President Bush to help argue that critics of the administration's Iraq policy echo those who questioned the U.S. effort to bring democracy to Japan after World War II angrily distanced himself from the president's remarks Thursday.
Agence France Presse:
Queen rocker finally awarded PhD, 30 years on  —  LONDON (AFP) - Queen guitarist Brian May was on Thursday awarded a doctorate, more than 30 years after he first began studying a highly specialised area of astronomy.  —  May first started his thesis — titled, "Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud" …
Weekly Standard:
Iraq Vets Respond  —  ...to the New York Times seven.  —  ON SUNDAY, seven soldiers from the 2nd Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division stationed in Iraq penned a passionate opinion piece in the New York Times that further illustrates the complexity of what is "really" happening in Iraq.
Discussion: Power Line
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Giuliani's Media Team  —  One of the final pieces of Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign has fallen into place as the former New York City Mayor has settled on his team of media consultants, a group led by Scott Howell and Company — one of the most successful and controversial media firms in the business.
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Associated Press:
Giuliani hires new team of media consultants
Discussion: TalkLeft
 
 
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
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Rahm Emanuel / New York Times:
Don't Get Rid of Earmarks  —  DEMOCRATS made earmark reform …
Discussion: Brian Beutler
Real Clear Politics:
Finally, a Reasoned Debate
Douglas Hanson / American Thinker:
Reports of Al-Douri's switch may be premature
Discussion: The Newshoggers
Associated Press:
U.S. Army secretary rules out Iraq deployments longer than 15 months
Discussion: The Newshoggers
Rhodes Cook / Sabato's Crystal Ball:
A MAP IN FLUX?  —  The 2008 Potential to Reshape the Electoral Landscape
Jason Kosena / Coloradoan Online:
Musgrave admits she finds progress in Iraq discouraging
Discussion: SquareState.net
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FBI's release of ferry passenger photos resented
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Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
ABA Urges Sentencing Commision to Make Crack Cocaine Penalty Reductions Retroactive
Michael Hirsh / Newsweek:
Why America's Pullout From Vietnam Worked
Associated Press:
Mexican Senate sides with mom deported from USA
Horses Mouth:
Okay, it's admittedly not hard to have fun at Joe Lieberman's expense …