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Israeli generals, intel officials oppose attack on Iran

WASHINGTON — Pro-Israeli journalist Jeffrey Goldberg’s article in The Atlantic magazine was evidently aimed at showing why the Barack Obama administration should worry that it risks an attack by the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Iran in the coming months unless it takes a much more menacing line…

Pentagon refuses Afghanistan embed request by Rolling Stone writer Michael Hastings

The author of the Rolling Stone article that ended the military career of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former top commander in Afghanistan, has been denied permission to join U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Defense Department spokesman Col. David Lapan told reporters that freelance writer Michael Hastings…

Congressman calls Obama-Hitler comparison ‘brilliant’

A Texas Republican congresswoman told colleagues on that House floor Wednesday that a columnist who accused Obama of planting the seeds for a Nazi state is a “brilliant man.” The little noticed quip was picked up by the liberal blog ThinkProgress late Wednesday. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) quoted conservative columnist…

Fox legal analyst predicts McChrystal will be fired

Update: White House spokesman Robert Gibbs won’t say if McChrystal’s job is safe. He added that he’ll have more to say after President Obama meets with the general. More at this link. Fox News Senior Judicial analyst told hosts Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade that he expects Gen. Stanley McChrystal…

New spy chief who hyped Iraq WMD ‘may invade Finland’

President Obama’s selection of retired Air Force Lt. Gen. James R. Clapper Jr. to serve as the Director of National Intelligence is already drawing fire from a variety of quarters. Defense Secretary Robert Gates was forced to defend Clapper on Sunday against charges that he has failed to keep Congress…

Washington Post: Qaeda ‘martyrdom’ statements more ‘reliable’ than US officials

ABC Nightline poll: Should US increase drone attacks ‘even at the cost of significant collateral damage’? Ever since the US invaded Afghanistan in 2001, critics have suggested that reports of deaths of key al Qaeda figures have been — as Mark Twain might put it — “greatly exaggerated.” Many times,…

Doubting GOP senator slams ‘baseless’ attack he fell asleep during hearing

If the claim that a senator fell asleep during an intelligence hearing wasn’t spread to deflect his criticism of the Justice Department’s eagerness to link the Pakistan Taliban to the failed NYC bomb plot, there’s no doubt that the original report isn’t being spread to do just that now. A…

NY Post article suggests Gotti suer is ‘stunad’ or stupid

In 1951, world famous gossip columnist Walter Winchell wrote in his syndicated column, “The Kefauver Committee has done a good job of showing up the American underworld with its polticial tieups. But never in history has the sinful life been given the effective — and misleading advertisement it got from…

‘Commercialized’ Palin ‘already president of right-wing America’: NY Mag

Winners may never quit, but these days, quitters can win, too. In a lengthy cover story for New York Magazine, Gabriel Sherman examines “How Sarah Palin has become a singular national industry.” Sherman’s article, “The Revolution will be commercialized,” carries the following subheader: “Sarah Palin is already president of right-wing…

NY Times Magazine damns Politico with intended praise: Being first beats being correct

Perhaps the most damning thing one media publication can say about another is that being first means more to it than being right. But that is the message that comes across, perhaps inadvertently, in a lengthy New York Times Magazine article dedicated to glorifying the website Politico and its chief…

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