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Shirley Sherrod says she will sue Andrew Breitbart.
Controversial for sure: tomorrow’s graphic TIME cover image on "what happens" if we leave Afghan: an Afghan girl with nose and ears cut off by Taliban. Plus story here. And: See MY response here. Jezebel comments on the TIME cover: "It’s not the image, which demands that apathetic readers to confront religiously-sanctioned violence against women without looking away. It’s the headline."
Obama makes fun of poll focus, but in 18 months, the administration has spent at least $4.45 million on the services of seven different pollsters, according to records compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.
Important Andrew Bacevich book coming next week. For a TomDispatch preview go here.
Powerful guest column at Tom Ricks’ Foreign Policy blog, probing U.S. soldier suicides: Is culprit that troubled troops feel they can not betray weakness?