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Since the WikiLeaks saga, new poll says public support for the Afghan war and Obama’s handling of the conflict has hit an all-time low.
David Corn: GOP congressman hits Palin, also tells of meeting Tea Partiers who floor him by peddling wacko anti-Semitic banking conspiracy.…Oops! Senate candidate Sharron Angle accidentally told the truth about why she talks to Fox News and other right-wing press: "We wanted them to ask the questions we want to answer so that they report the news the way we want it to be reported…"
"Each tooth has a story": At the 11th annual open-air health clinic in Wise, Va., a total of 2,643 teeth were extracted. The free clinic is put on by Remote Area Medical, which specializes in "getting care to isolated, impoverished and ravaged places."
Gina, a German shepherd, served in Iraq as a highly trained bomb-sniffing dog with the military. After she returned home to Colorado, a military veterinarian diagnosed her with post-traumatic stress disorder – "a condition that some experts say can afflict dogs just like it does humans."
Major Michael Luo piece for NYT on growing numbers, and desperation, of the "99ers" — those who have lost their unemployment benefits after 99 weeks…. Tim Geithner op-ed: "Welcome to the recovery." Will be news to many. He argues: "uncertainty is understandable, but a review of recent data on the American economy shows that we are on a path back to growth."
See my new piece, with Robert Jay Lifton, on how President Truman re-edited the first Hollywood movie about use of the atomic bomb against Hiroshima 65 years ago this week.
Amy Davidson in new New Yorker disputes WikiLeaks leak as nothing big — actually it should spark us to consider exit. … Fascinating: Has Wikileaks just uploaded key encrypted file just in case Julian Assange gets busted (or nuked)?… Eva Rodriguez hits Wash Post colleague Marc Thiessen for extremist call to use military to deal with Assange (maybe a drone attack?) … Glenn Greenwald on something called Project Vigilant and the Bradley Manning / WikiLeaks case. Too hard to summarize, just go read it.