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11:45 PM ET, September 3, 2007


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National Review Online:
Kagan: The Gettysburg of This War  —  Anbar is, indeed, a unique province in Iraq.  Its population is almost entirely Sunni, and tribal structures remain unusually strong in a country where they have generally been weakened by years of secular, totalitarian rule.
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The Gettysburg of This War
Discussion: The Belmont Club
White House:   President Bush Visits and Thanks Troops in Anbar Province
Bush: Lower troop levels in Iraq may be possible
Financial Times:
Chinese military hacked into Pentagon  —  By Demetri Sevastopulo in Washington and Richard McGregor in Beijing  —  The Chinese military hacked into a Pentagon computer network in June in the most successful cyber attack on the US defence department, say American ­officials.
Hillary's donor linked to China missile trader  —  Aerospace mogul Bernard Schwartz acted as Hsu's patron on college board  —  A shady Chinese megadonor to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign has close ties to an aerospace mogul accused of placing his business interests before national security …
Discussion: Macsmind
Jan Crawford / Legalities:
A Labor Fools' Day Story  —  Today is Labor Day, and not April 1st, but I have to say I thought someone was trying to play a joke on all of us when I saw the front page of this morning's Washington Post.  Leading the paper is a story about journalist Robert Draper's new book, Dead Certain …
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:   Bush book walks line of accuracy, sympathy
Mmstewart / CNN Political Ticker:   Bush in new book: 'I do a lot of crying in this job'
James Tapper / Daily Mail:
Ouch!  The moment Piers Morgan broke three ribs falling off the Segway he said was 'idiot-proof'  —  If he didn't believe in karma before, Piers Morgan must surely do now.  —  The ex-newspaper editor, now a columnist for The Mail on Sunday's Live magazine, took great delight in making fun …
Rob / Say Anything:
Your Moment Of Schadenfreude For Today: Bush-Mocking Journalist Piers Morgan Gets His  —  He delighted in mocking the President for falling off his Segway, even going so far as to ask Bush if he felt "only an idiot" could fall off one, but when he tries it himself...  "Only an idiot," indeed.
Washington Post:
When Controversy Follows Cash  —  Some Fundraisers With Legal Issues Slip Through Campaigns' Vetting  —  Sant S. Chatwal, an Indian American businessman, has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaigns, even as he battled governments on two continents …
White House: Why Gonzales Bailed  —  Attorney General Alberto Gonzales told friends he resigned last week at the urging of his wife following a summer vacation.  But he had plenty of reasons to leave the capital.  Just days earlier, congressional leaders had signaled they intended to keep …
Digby / Hullabaloo:
White Flour!  —  Via Perlstein, here's a hilarious story about a Klan rally.  For real. … This is the funniest thing I've read in years.  It's perfect, sublime.  —  And if this part is true, then it makes my year:
Jeff Jacoby / Boston Globe:
Is Craig really a hypocrite?  —  IDAHO isn't Massachusetts, so as soon as the story of his bathroom escapade broke it was clear that Senator Larry Craig would soon be needing new business cards.  Except for those elected from the Bay State, US senators and representatives involved in sex scandals …
The Corner:
Cruising  —  A few liberal readers have taken offense to my suggestion that the "left" doesn't object to anonymous cruising for gay sex in public places.  I wrote: "Since most on the Left think Craig's alleged sexual liaisons are perfectly benign, they shouldn't object."
Discussion: alicublog
Lawrence Solum / Legal Theory Blog:
Blogging from APSA: The New Originalism  —  I am back in Washington, DC, where I'm visiting at Georgetown for the Fall Semester after four days in Chicago for American Political Science Association annual meeting.  This year's APSA really has a buzz—and some really fine panels on constitutional theory.
Discussion: TalkLeft and Balkinization
Hindrocket / Power Line:
PALESTINIANS LAUNCH ROCKET ATTACK ON ISRAELI DAY CARE CENTER  —  Earlier today, Palestinians launched a Kassam rocket attack against the Israeli town of Sderot; a total of seven rockets landed in and around Sderot, one of them in the courtyard of a day care center.  The Jerusalem Post reports here.
Discussion: A Blog For All and Israel Matzav
Arthur St. Antoine / Motor Trend Blog:
Give Up Your SUV — And Other Nauseating Hypocrisy  —  You can't make this stuff up, folks.  Last week, during a speech to a labor group in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards told the crowd: "One of the things [Americans] should be asked to do is drive more fuel-efficient vehicles."
Discussion: Andrew Bolt
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
In the Age of Terror, Isn't Busting Toe-Tappers an Insane Use of Our Law Enforcement Resources?  —  In the consensus judgment of America's 16 intelligence agencies, the terrorist threat to our homeland is "persistent and evolving," placing our country in "a heightened threat environment."
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Democratic Vistas  —  With the possible exception of the Republicans …
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