via Drum, jonathon has more. EW, too.
* Hubris (via atr):
"In October 2001, [Wayne] Downing, [Paul] Wolfowitz, and other proponents of a war with Iraq thought they had yet more ammunition for the case against Saddam. A series of deadly anthrax-laced letters had been sent to the Capitol Hill offices of Senator Daschle and Senator Patrick Leahy and to several newsrooms. Mylroie asserted that Saddam was behind the mailings. An early forensic test of the anthrax letters (which was later disputed) appeared to show that the anthrax spores were highly refined and "weaponized." To the Iraq hawks, the news was electric. "This is definitely Saddam!" Downing shouted to several White House aides. One of these aides later recalled overhearing Downing excitedly sharing the news over the phone with Wolfowitz and Feith. "I had the feeling they were high-five-ing each other," the White House official said."
"Polls can be wrong, but polls that show overwhelming tilts in one direction or another are usually on the mark. In this case, it's the Rasmussen poll: It shows that Republicans believe that Iraq had ties to Al Qaeda before 9/11 by a stunning margin of 59 to 19. (Among Democrats, 46 per cent believe that there were no such ties - a view that was confirmed in spades last week by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence -- and 34 think there were such ties.)"stupid, stupid people. stupid media. stupid government.
* oldschool wants to know your top 5 testosterone-y movies.