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3:10 PM ET, March 7, 2009

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Martin Kramer / Sandbox:
Chas Freeman and 9/11  —  How important has resentment of Israel been to Al Qaeda's terrorism?  Here is one side of the argument, by an American who knows Saudi Arabia well: … And here is the opposing view, by an American who knows the Kingdom equally well: … So now you've heard two sides of the debate.
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
A Freeman Time-Line  —  Jon Chait argues that the opposition to Chas Freeman is largely about the rigidity of his realism, his connections with Saudi Arabia, and his brutal realpolitik with respect to China.  And he has argued against the notion that this contretemps was initiated and pursued …
Discussion: The New Republic and James Fallows
Steve Clemons / The Washington Note:
Fathers and Sons: A Spirited Defense of Chas Freeman by his …
Discussion: TPMCafe
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Specter faces make-or-break shift as challenge looms  —  Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) does not have the fall-back option of running as an independent should he lose his 2010 primary election, giving the senior lawmaker strong incentive to abandon his party this year.
Michael Hirsh / Newsweek:
Honeymoon In Hell  —  Amid all the gloom, Obama gets high marks in the latest NEWSWEEK poll, with the GOP in the doghouse.  —  Despite the tumbling economy, Barack Obama continues to enjoy a honeymoon with the American public in the face of the most trying crisis any newly inaugurated president …
Jackson Diehl / Washington Post:
George W. Obama?  —  Washington has spent the past couple of weeks debating whether Barack Obama's ambitious agenda and political strategy are more comparable to those of Franklin Roosevelt or Ronald Reagan.  Oddly, hardly anyone is talking about the ways in which Obama is beginning to resemble the man who just vacated the White House.
BBC:
Hillary Clinton left red-faced by Moscow gift translation gaffe  —  Russian media have been poking fun at the US secretary of state over a translation error on a gift she presented to her Russian counterpart.  —  Hillary Clinton gave Sergei Lavrov a mock “reset” button, symbolising US hopes to mend frayed ties with Moscow.
Discussion: Cafe Talk Aggregator
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CNN:
Obama to visit Turkey in next few weeks  —  ANKARA, Turkey (CNN) — President Obama plans to visit Turkey in about a month, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Saturday.  —  Clinton was holding talks in Ankara with officials “to emphasize the work the United States and Turkey must …
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The Politico:
Obama to visit Turkey
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Christi Parsons / The Swamp:
Obama to visit Turkey
Discussion: The Politico
New York Times:
Obama Ponders Outreach to Elements of the Taliban  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama declared in an interview that the United States was not winning the war in Afghanistan and opened the door to a reconciliation process in which the American military would reach out to elements of the Taliban, much as it did with Sunni militias in Iraq.
Peter Hartcher / Sydney Morning Herald:
Obama's economic saviour savaged as Keating lets rip  —  When Barack Obama announced his champion to rescue the world from economic ruin, it was the first time most Americans had ever heard the name Tim Geithner.  —  The initial impression was good.  The stockmarket surged and the pundits swooned.
Wall Street Journal:
Obama Channels Cheney  —  Obama adopts Bush view on the powers of the presidency.  —  The Obama Administration this week released its predecessor's post-9/11 legal memoranda in the name of “transparency,” producing another round of feel-good Bush criticism.
Discussion: The Corner and GayPatriot
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David Kravets / Threat Level:
Thoughts of Storm Troopers Filling Spy Case
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Preventing a judicial ruling on the power to imprison without charges  —  After being held in captivity as an accused “enemy combatant” by the U.S. Government for more than five years without charges or a trial of any kind, Ali Al-Marri — who was a legal resident in the U.S. and was on U.S. soil …
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Jim Dwyer / New York Times:
‘Mafia Cops’ Get Life, and Their Pensions  —  A side door swung open, and the two retired police detectives, dressed in shapeless prison scrubs, walked into the courtroom.  They looked as if they had been shipwrecked.  —  Nearly three years ago, the two men, Stephen Caracappa and Louis J. Eppolito …
Bob Herbert / New York Times:
Miracles Take Time  —  Barack Obama has only been president for six weeks, but there is a surprising amount of ire, anger, even outrage that he hasn't yet solved the problems of the U.S. economy, that he hasn't saved us from the increasingly tragic devastation wrought by the clownish ideas …
Discussion: The Sideshow
Andrew Downie / Time:
Nine-Year-Old's Abortion Outrages Brazil's Catholic Church  —  Demonstrators hold a banner during an antiabortion march in Brasília  —  The case of the pregnant 9-year-old was shocking enough.  But it was the response of the Catholic Church that infuriated many Brazilians.
 
 
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