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June 24, 2007


• Robert Parry on Carl Levin's bogus history and Barack Obama sucking up to Colin Powell. Contribute to Consortium News here.

War in Context is a great resource.

• Last week Alec of Prose Before Hoes said Auf Wiedersehen Fatah

• Der Spiegel has an article about Fatah's torture chambers in Gaza, now open to the public.

• Also in Der Spiegel, Hamas hardliner Mahmoud Zahar claims in an interview to have brought in $42 million from Iran to Gaza in well as $50 million from Libya and $82 million from Kuwait.

Andrew Hammel pointed out to me that the Washington Post omsbudswoman responded to reader complaints about the embarrassing Andrew Ferguson column on Al Gore and Lincoln. She quotes Ferguson saying "I'm mortified about this. It was incredibly stupid. How I missed [Gore's endnotes] is inexplicable."

Posted at June 24, 2007 11:40 PM | TrackBack

I think I once carried $82 in a suitcase. Didn't make Der Spiegel.

Posted by: hedgehog at June 25, 2007 01:32 AM

Sucking up to powell doesn't have to be a negative. Once the guy showed extreme intelligence and integrity. If he should choose to do so in the future, he should be an asset.

But he might not.

Gawd, life is a PITA (pain in the ass). Why is it always necessary to deal with people?

Posted by: SPIIDERWEB™ at June 25, 2007 04:11 AM

Wow. Torture chambers open to Public. Hamas is getting my vote anyday.

Posted by: En Ming Hee at June 25, 2007 04:51 AM

I thought highly of General Powell until the UN speech. Oh Well, back to the bottom of the barrel. (scraper in hand)PITA!!!

Posted by: Mike Meyer at June 25, 2007 10:49 AM

Colin Powell, like John McCain until fairly recently, has been a masterwork of imagecrafting.  Their admen got everyone on both "sides" of the accepted US political continuum to agree that they were mavericks of personal responsibility, regardless of any evidence to contradict the story.

Posted by: Dayv at June 26, 2007 11:11 AM