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A New Low

From USA Today — In the USAToday/Gallup telephone survey of 1,024 adults Friday through Sunday:  President Bush reached an unwelcome record. By 64%-31%, Americans disapprove of the job he is doing. For the first time in the history of the Gallup Poll, 50% say they “strongly disapprove” of the president. Richard Nixon had reached the…

Islamofacism: a Real Threat or Not?

Bill Maher, the host of HBO’s real time, suggested in his New Rules commentary Friday night that environmental threats pose a greater danger to us and our way of life than Islamofacism.  He talked about Al Qaeda’s crude and old weapons “arsenal” and the fact that they still issue videotaped threats on VHS. Maher disputes…

More Phony Soldiers Who Don’t Get Military Ethos

from today’s Washington Post: ‘I Don’t Think This Place Is Worth Another Soldier’s Life’ After 14 months in a Baghdad district torn by mounting sectarian violence, members of one U.S. unit are tired, bitter and skeptical.   By Joshua Partlow Washington Post Foreign Service Saturday, October 27, 2007; A01 BAGHDAD, Oct. 26 Their line of tan…