"Then there was the revelation, breathlessly delivered by Wallace in his intro, that after two years and more than 200 interviews, including "most of the top officials in the administration," Woodward has come to "a damning conclusion: That for the last three years, the White House has not been honest with the American public." Stop the presses, hold the front page! And burn all the copies of "Fiasco," "Cobra II," "The One Percent Doctrine," "Hubris" -- plus 99.9 percent of the blog posts on Iraq that have appeared on HuffPost since we launched -- that have previously come to exactly the same "damning conclusion." Why fork over $30 for much-older-than-yesterday's news?"
* TRex gets icky re Foley:
"I sure hope Nancy Grace is all over this story.
No case it too sordid. No victim or perpetrator's feelings are too delicate to be smashed into atoms by Grace's take-no-prisoners interview style. If there is any journalist who can bring the Foley scandal to the public in all its filthy, perverse, creepy, and deeply sleazy glory, it's Nancy."
* has anyone actually asked whether Foley ever had sex with any of the pages?
"Remember when Dennis Hastert went inexplicably nuclear over the raid of William Jefferson's office and cried constitutional crisis? It was a bit of a mystery at the time, but now it seems like the fat man knew he had reason to worry in the future.* jeralyn:
As for Hastert — well, he's covered enough people's asses over time he's definitely got a few in the favor bank. Let's hope he pulls enough of them to keep himself in the game until he turns the entire November GOP field into a nuclear wasteland. He's calling for an investigation, but only into Foley's actions, most certainly not his own culpability. Will anyone let him get away with it?"
"Great news on the military tribunal, torture and habeas restriction bill. A pre-emptive lawsuit to declare it unconstitutional was filed today by 25 prisoners at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan.* josh:
"Is it me or is all hell breaking loose in this country's politics? We're in the last month of an election cycle and there are maybe four or five stories, each of which could totally dominate the national political news on their own. And each is flaming out of control at once. You've got the Foley debacle. The revelations in the Woodward book. The NIE revelations that almost seem like old news now. A major part of the pre-9/11 story that somehow never saw the light of day and may bring down Condi Rice. And did I mention the election?"it's not just Josh.