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Tomorrow’s TIME cover ranks who most to blame, puts Cheney and Bush at #5 and #6, Obama at #8 ….My new piece asks— is "Baghdad Bob" back, in the guise of BP spokesmen?… Below: Fun parody (?)—how BP handles a coffee spill at its headquarters. Mashable: And there are plenty of others at YouTube.
Politico on the great White House-labor feud after Arkansas battle. Today WH meets with labor to make nice. And Chuck Schumer cheers on Lincoln for fighting labor. Yes, this is the Democratic Party we are talking about… Rep. James Clyburn suggests that the felonious guy who won Dem nomination for Senate in his state is a GOP plant.
Army confirms at least 200 remains in Arlington Cemetery may have been misidentified or misplaced. Report released on this and other problems. Heads roll, mainly thanks to Mark Benjamin’s reporting for past year.
Tony Judt with a fairly balanced op-ed today on critics’ views of Israeli—concluding, yes, it is "our greatest strategic liability."… McClatchy: Documents show Israel’s blockade of Gaza is NOT about "security." … Intriguing: Abbas dined with Jewish leaders in the US last night… Democracy Now!: New video and photos from flotilla attack Israel didn’t want you to see.