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Glenn Greenwald takes on Ken Salazar and Obama admin missteps on BP and oil drilling in general. Jim Hightower slams corporate and government actions….. James Cameron elaborates on being asked to help on oil spill: BP "morons don’t know what they’re doing." …. Great satiric BP bashng using kids’ cartoons/comics (including SpongeBob and Aquaman), billboards, defacing gas pumps here….. Andy Borowitz: "BREAKING: BP Consulting With Toyota about Making Things Stop."
Obama on Larry King tonight.
Shocker: Turns out one of 9 victims of Israeli assault on aid ship was American, age 19, died with 5 bullet holes in him. Here’s a bit about him and his photo .…. Leon Wieseltier : "Israel does not need enemies: it has itself. Or more precisely: it has its government. The Netanyahu-Barak government has somehow found a way to lose the moral high ground, the all-important war for symbols and meanings, to Hamas. That is quite an accomplishment.."
Haaretz in editorial calls on Bibi to lift blockade…. Jeremy Scahill tweets that during a break in his MSNBC appearance on Israel today, Ed Koch called him a "terrorist supporter." Jeremy replied: "Say it on the air." Watch debate below: