Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
8:05 AM ET, October 13, 2007

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
David S. Cloud / New York Times:
Former Top General in Iraq Faults Bush Administration  —  In a sweeping indictment of the four-year effort in Iraq, the former top American commander called the Bush administration's handling of the war incompetent and warned that the United States was "living a nightmare with no end in sight."
RELATED:
Associated Press:
Ex-general: Iraq `nightmare' for US  —  ARLINGTON, Va. - The U.S. mission in Iraq is a "nightmare with no end in sight" because of political misjudgments after the fall of Saddam Hussein that continue today, a former chief of U.S.-led forces said Friday.  —  Retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez …
Stars & Stripes:
Sanchez, former U.S. commander in Iraq, calls war 'a nightmare with no end in sight'  —  ARLINGTON, Va. - The former top commander of U.S. troops in Iraq slammed the handling of the war and gave a bleak assessment of the current situation in Iraq.  —  "There is no question that America …
Kelly Kennedy / Army Times:
Ex-Iraq general blasts war planners, media  —  The former top commander of forces in Iraq lambasted reporters Friday for having "agenda-driven biases" he called "a threat to democracy," and then laid out the Bush administration and Congress for bad planning and no clear end state for the war in Iraq.
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Josh White / Washington Post:
Ex-Commander In Iraq Faults War Strategy  —  'No End in Sight,' Says Retired General Sanchez  —  Retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez, who led U.S. forces in Iraq for a year after the March 2003 invasion, accused the Bush administration yesterday of going to war with a "catastrophically flawed" …
David S. Cloud / New York Times:
Ex-Commander Says Iraq Effort Is 'a Nightmare'  —  In a sweeping indictment of the four-year effort in Iraq, the former top commander of American forces there called the Bush administration's handling of the war "incompetent" and said the result was "a nightmare with no end in sight."
Discussion: SWJ Blog and Prairie Weather
Jesse Walker / Reason:
How to Win a Nobel Peace Prize  —  Al Gore did it—you can too!  —  In the last decade, Al Gore has won the triple crown: an Oscar, a Nobel Peace Prize, and (this is disputed) Florida.  Now, winning an Oscar is hard—you usually have to pretend to be handicapped, or speak …
RELATED:
Matt / Think Progress:
Fox News: Gore's Never 'Actually Done Something For Peace;' Give Petraeus The Prize  —  Earlier today, after Al Gore was named a co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Fox News kicked off the right-wing smear attacks on the former Vice President, comparing him to "Yasser Arafat and that crazy Jimmy Carter."
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Gore, honored by Nobel, mum on any candidacy
Discussion: The Politico
Michelle Malkin:
White House praises Gore for Nobel Peace Prize
JoinRudy2008:
RUDY GIULIANI ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL FOREIGN POLICY ADVISORS  —  The Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee today announced additional members of Mayor Giuliani's foreign policy team, including Dr. Ruth Wedgwood, an internationally-renowned legal and United Nations expert, as a member …
The Atlantic Online:
This Is Mean, Unfair, And Amusing  —  But people, as in voters, pick up on it:
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
On Ezra Klein  —  I can't say I read him very often but I came across this chilling post of his from last week.  It's an attack on any independent thought outside of the situational demands of a political coalition.  It is a full-throated and not-even-regretful support for the subjugation …
Discussion: Ezra Klein and Brian Beutler
Juan Cole:
Who Lost Turkey?  —  Turkey has been the strongest ally that the United States has had in the Middle East since the end of WW II.  The Marshall Plan started with Northern tier states like Turkey and Greece.  Turkey joined NATO and was a key player in the American victory in the Cold War.
RELATED:
Fox News:
Lawmakers Trade Accusations Over NASCAR Vaccinations Story  —  WASHINGTON — Going to NASCAR?  Are your inoculation records up to date?  Have you had all your shots?  —  Most fans would probably think that a homeland security emergency at a NASCAR race would take the form of a terror attack.
Elisabeth Rosenthal / New York Times:
Legal or Not, Abortion Rates Compare  —  A comprehensive global study of abortion has concluded that abortion rates are similar in countries where it is legal and those where it is not, suggesting that outlawing the procedure does little to deter women seeking it.
Think Progress:
Terms Expire Today For 11 Of Gonzales' Handpicked Interim U.S. Attorneys  —  In 2006, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales took advantage of a little-noticed provision in the Patriot Act to appoint 11 interim U.S. attorneys.  But because the Senate revised the legislation in June, those attorneys' terms expire today.
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
Associated Press Is Outdone In Accuracy By...Fox News!  —  Updated below.  —  It's a very sad day for a reputable news organization when it finds itself badly outdone on accuracy by Fox News, but that's exactly what happened to the Associated Press today.  —  The AP is running with a story right …
RELATED:
CNN Political Ticker:
Obama: Clinton doesn't know where she stands
Discussion: Bloomberg and The Swamp
Martin Kramer / Sandbox:
Our sorcery exposed!  —  The neocon conspiracy embedded in the Giuliani campaign, of which I am a part, is most devious.  One of our occult powers is our ability to assume the physical traits of one another.  This makes it much easier to elude our pursuers.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Solomonia
RELATED:
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 8:05 AM ET, October 13, 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 Mastodon
 
 
 More Items: 
Real Clear Politics:
Dr. Paul's Malpractice  —  In the spin room after the Republican debate …
Rep. Ron Paul / Washington Post:
The Candidates: Rep. Ron Paul
Discussion: Reason Magazine and MSNBC
Kevin Tracy:
Fred Thompson: The Next Ronald Reagan?
The Corner:
'Twas Ever Thus
Discussion: The Talent Show
Mussab Al-Khairalla / Reuters:
Iraq bomb in toy cart hits children in playground
Borys Kit / Hollywood Reporter:
Clooney, DiCaprio eye journey 'North'
New York Times:
Putin Criticizes U.S. Officials on Missile Defense
Discussion: TIME
 Earlier Items: 
Richard Newcomb / NewsBusters.org:
USS Cole Anniversary Today: Media Silent
New York Post:
TEHRAN'S PRICE FOR 'SOLIDARITY'
USA Today:
The Enron whistle-blower who wasn't  —  Lynn Brewer …
Discussion: Wizbang and Cold Fury
Tim Lambert / Deltoid:
An 'error' is not the same thing as an error
Dean Barnett / Townhall.com:
FAQ - My Final Post (UPDATED with Goofy Image of the Goreacle)
Discussion: Heading Right
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Bush's Legacy on Voting Rights: A Story from Ohio
Ken Silverstein / Harper's:
Sources: CIA legal official quit in protest over "enhanced interrogations"
Peggy Noonan / Opinion Journal:
The GOP's 20% Problem  —  How do candidates distance themselves …
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Media:
How generative AI model providers can create business models that reward copyright holders and content creators, much like what has happened on the web

Charlie Nash / Mediaite:
X removes some of journalist Pablo Manriquez's viral posts on Senator Ted Cruz's donor info; X claims the posts violated its rules but did not give details

Laura Kipnis / Wired:
A look at Rebind, a mysterious startup that turns Margaret Atwood and other authors' voices into AI reading companions, and an interview with CEO John Dubuque

 
Sister Sites:

Techmeme
 Top news and commentary for technology's leaders, from all around the web
Mediagazer
 Top news and commentary for media professionals from all around the web
WeSmirch
 The top celebrity news from all around the web on a single page