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11:10 AM ET, September 13, 2007

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Charles Hurt / New York Post:
TIMES GIVES LEFTIES A HEFTY DISCOUNT FOR 'BETRAY US' AD  —  The New York Times dramatically slashed its normal rates for a full-page advertisement for MoveOn.org's ad questioning the integrity of Gen. David Petraeus, the commander of U.S. forces in Iraq.  —  Headlined "Cooking the Books …
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New York Post:
SEN. CLINTON'S SLUR  —  Sen. Hillary Clinton yesterday found herself positioned firmly to the left of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi regarding that disgusting New York Times/MoveOn "General Betray Us" attack on Gen. David Petraeus' integrity.  —  That's not an enviable position for a woman who's trying …
Ryan Grim / The Politico:   'Betray Us' ad unites GOP, distracts Dems
Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
Researcher: Bin Laden's beard is real, video is not  —  On the Friday before the sixth anniversary of 9/11, Osama bin Laden appeared in a new video, his first since prior to the U.S. presidential elections in 2004.  In analyzing the video, Neal Krawetz of Hactor Factor, an expert on digital image forensics …
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Fawaz A. Gerges / Christian Science Monitor:
BIN LADEN'S NEW IMAGE: YOUNGER, MORE MARXIST
Discussion: The Swamp and Dr. Sanity
National / Homeland Security National Terror Alert:
Camouflaged Man Armed With A Loaded AK-47 Arrested In Dearborn Park  —  A 26-year-old Dearborn resident, Houssein Zorkot, was arraigned in 19th District Court Tuesday on several felony charges, including carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent.  —  Zorkot, a third-year medical student …
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Dearborn Press and Guide-Heritage …:
Man with AK-47 assault rifle arrested after leaving Dearborn's Hemlock Park  —  DEARBORN - Houssein Zorkot, a 26-year-old Dearborn resident, was arraigned Tuesday in 19th District Court on multiple felony charges, including carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent — a five-year felony.
Newsweek:
Spy Master Admits Error  —  Intel czar Mike McConnell told Congress a new law helped bring down a terror plot.  The facts say otherwise.  —  In a new embarrassment for the Bush administration top spymaster, Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell is withdrawing an assertion …
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New York Times:
Limited Pullout Is Middle Way on Iraq, Bush Will Say  —  When top Democratic leaders visited him at the White House this week, President Bush told them he wanted to "find common ground" on Iraq.  But when the president said he planned to "start doing some redeployment," the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, cut him off.
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Washington Post:
Democrats Push Toward Middle On Iraq Policy  —  Democratic leaders in Congress have decided to shift course and pursue modest bipartisan measures to alter U.S. military strategy in Iraq, hoping to use incremental changes instead of aggressive legislation to break the grip Republicans have held over the direction of war policy.
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Tonight, the Petraeus plan becomes the Bush plan
Discussion: The Politico
James Glanz / New York Times:
Compromise on Oil Law in Iraq Seems to Be Collapsing  —  A carefully constructed compromise on a draft law governing Iraq's rich oil fields, agreed to in February after months of arduous talks among Iraqi political groups, appears to have collapsed.  The apparent breakdown comes just as Congress …
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Beldar / beldar.blogs.com:
Do you care if national security criminal Sandy Berger is re-embraced by The Triangulatrix?  —  This is a story about a buffoon who became one of our nation's top national security officials, and then became a confessed national security criminal.  His probation ended last week …
Discussion: Wizbang and Outside The Beltway
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George F. Will / Washington Post:
A Rocky Rollout For Thompson  —  Fred Thompson's plunge into the presidential pool — more belly-flop than swan dive — was the strangest product launch since that of New Coke in 1985.  Then, the question was: Is this product necessary?  A similar question stumped Thompson the day he plunged.
Camille Paglia / Salon:
How secure are you?  —  Petraeus' empty words and the real terror threat.  Plus: Larry Craig's libidinal misstep is grounded in modern male sexuality.  —  Six years after the attack on the World Trade Center, what is the state of national security in the U.S.?
Victor Davis Hanson / Real Clear Politics:
A New Strain of Anti-Semitism is Spreading  —  Who recently said: "These Jews started 19 Crusades.  The 19th was World War (1).  Why?  Only to build Israel."  —  Some holdover Nazi?  —  Hardly.  It was former Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan of Turkey, a NATO ally.
The Corner:
The Senator Has a Point  —  ARLINGTON, VA — U.S. Senator John McCain made the following statement today:  —  Senator Clinton said that believing General Petraeus' testimony requires a 'willing suspension of disbelief.' I think it willingly suspends disbelief to not repudiate an advertisement run …
 
 
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