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Total Curfew in Baghdad

A complete lockdown, all traffic banned, both vehicles and pedestrians. Keith Olbermann reported claims by the Iraqi government of a military coup plot. BBC News has the story; I noticed last night that it was almost impossible to find any mention of it in the US press. Something very dangerous is going on in Baghdad.


House Leadership Covered Up For Pedophile Congressman For Nearly a Year

Associated Press – This is now a full scale Republican political scandal. How many more kids were victimized by Foley and/or others while the GOP leadership covered up their actions?

GOP Congressman Predator Resigns

He’ll be going to prison for breaking the laws he wrote. A hero of the Christian Right, Foley was a sexual predator and used the internet to further his schemes, a violation of his own anti-predator laws. And when he was first confronted with it just yesterday, his fellow Republicans called the story a “smear” […]

“State of Denial”

In which Woodward desperately tries to save his reputation by turning on Bush, with a 537-page blast of dirt. New York Times has one version; but the AP quotes the book as saying that Kissinger has been advising Cheney and Bush for years, and that they’ve been grossly lying about the number of attacks on […]

Halliburton Drivers Abandoned, Executed – on Video

At least according to one of the survivors. Will be on ABC News tonight.

Final Senate Debate on Torture, Habeas Underway

When this passes later today, the US Senate is doing no less ratifying the power of a dictator and giving it to the President of the United States. He will be able to send the military to search US citizens’ homes without a warrant, arrest them without court hearings or chance to prove there has […]

US General: Time Running Out to Stop Civil War

Boston Globe– And suicide bombings in Iraq are at an all-time high, and Sadr is losing control of the Mahdi Army. 60 bodies were found in the streets of Baghdad in the last 24 hours.

Sewage Rains from Ceiling in Iraq’s $75 Million New Police Academy

It will have to be “partially destroyed.”

Operation Ignore: the Movie

Keith Olbermann outdoes himself again, not with another editorial but with a well-done news report. Crooks and Liars has the video. This TV news report is a great parallel to “Operation Ignore,” perhaps the best (but not the funniest) chapter of Al Franken’s book “Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them.”

Harman Charges Iraq Report Being Withheld

The #1 story in DC is the April 2006 National Intelligence Estimate that shows that the war in Iraq is making the terrorism situation worse worldwide. Senators and congresspeople from both parties are calling for the NIE to be declassified, but the question is whether it will be fully released or selectively redacted to show […]