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Charlie Savage and Eric Schmitt look at entrapment issues, after recent Oregon teen bomber sting case.
DADT survey report out at noon today, expected to find 70 percent feel lifting the ban no biggie. Also expect it to be discredited by opponents even more release.
I was on Democracy Now! yesterday on WikiLeaks, with Dan Ellsberg, others. Full show here. We won’t live-blog WIkiLeaks’ reaction and updates today, as we did the past two days, but here’s some of latest:
Glenn Greenwald with strong column hitting media coverage—and those who hope for assassination of Assange—and more. …. NYT editorial claims cables show "absence of skullduggery" by Obama diplomats…. Jack Shafer at Slate: Hillary Clinton must quit after these revelations … . Assange says next target will be a major US bank. Sat for cover story with Forbes, no less. See transcript. "It‘s like the Enron emails." … Oh, boo-hoo: hawkish on national security Wash Post wonders why Wikileaks has frozen it out of its doc dumps. Mike Calderone talks to the editor here.… WikiLeaks did offer docs to WSJ—the paper declined. ….
David Brooks tweaks own paper for getting into bed with WikiLeaks…. Marc Ambinder with an excellent look at exactly HOW one man, presumably Bradley Manning, may have been able to leak so much on his own….. NYT yesterday previewed cables on US "shopping" Gitmo prisoners around to other countries but just now comes out with full report…..NYT keeps covering for Hillary: see this piece—you’d never know she ordered UN and other embassy spying.