* "TWN has no idea whether the White House will yield (on bolton document requests). It made sense for them to yield long ago. That would have been the rational calculation -- so rational assessments about what the White House might do now are not necessarily productive indicators." LINK
the last part of that sentence is probably the truest thing ive read in a long time. of course, we can extrapolate way way beyond bolton.
* "Asked if the US was receiving 100 per cent cooperation from the countries that Mr Goss believed Osama was hiding in, Mr McClellan said: “We are receiving good cooperation from the government of Pakistan.”" LINK
* "A candidate for North Carolina Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court has announced on her campaign's blog that she is leaving the Republican Party and denounced the Bush administration's policy on troop withdrawal from Iraq. Rachel Lea Hunter, a Republican and a candidate for Chief Justice, likens Bush’s administration to the “Nazis” and says that all who disagree with the administration are being branded as “traitors”." LINK
she is toast.
* Jonathan Freedland at the Guardian kind of explains why thememo didnt get any traction in the UK. LINK
* "Medical records compiled by doctors caring for prisoners at the U.S. detention camp at Guantanamo Bay are being tapped to design more effective interrogation techniques, says an explosive new report." LINK
first, do no harm.
* heres michael smith (original dsm journo) on the dsms in the LAT: "In other words, Bush and Blair began their war not in March 2003, as everyone believed, but at the end of August 2002, six weeks before Congress approved military action against Iraq...
The real news is the shady April 2002 deal to go to war, the cynical use of the U.N. to provide an excuse, and the secret, illegal air war without the backing of Congress." LINK
* " Republicans accused Democrats of overreacting to what they said were accurate characterizations of reactions among *some* liberals and of having defended slanderous statements against the U.S. military." LINK
compare and contrast with durbin.
* "White House press secretary Scott McClellan, asked whether the president would ask Rove for an apology, responded, "Of course not." He added: "If people want to try to engage in personal attacks instead of defending their philosophy, that's their business."" LINK
* "Ken Mehlman said a litany of comments by Democratic elected officials and their liberal allies underscored Rove's point. "It is outrageous... Karl didn't say the Democratic Party. He said liberals."" LINK
* cnn's Inside Politics did a bit on the rove thing. "rove has given the dems even more to argue about today" and "(rove's) attacks have democrats reeling". fuck cnn. a lot. really hard. and not in a good way.