Friday, February 02, 2007

So Much News little time to blog (today at least.) So I'll cheat. First links to major news articles, then links to other bloggers' reactions.

Global Warming: Leading climate scientists say global warming is "unequivocal" and that human activity is the "main driver" for such warming. And here's David Biello at SciAm Observations on how the U.S. isn't alone in burying it's head in the sand on this issue. I said this last year and I'll say it again; the news out of Iraq is depressing, but global warming is the greatest threat to his planet. And perhaps it's time for a President who knows something about the issue.

Iraq: In short, going to hell in a handbasket. The Bush administration finally released the long awaited National Intelligence Estimate, which was predictably bad on the prospects for peace in Iraq. And here's Spencer Ackerman on how the NIE spells doom for the escalation of the war. According to Kevin Drum, some of our troops on the ground don't see much hope in the plan either, mostly because we've spent precious time and money training the members of the militias that now oppose us. Meanwhile, the anti-war resolutions proliferate. The opposing forces in Iraq are merely biding their time, waiting for us to tire of the war and get out of their way, so they can then settle the business of who will run the country.

Rendition: Or, on burning bridges with allies. German authorities have issued warrants for the arrest of 13 CIA agents involved in the kidnapping and alleged torture of a German citizen mistakenly identified as a terrorist. Here's Capital Hill Blue on how we haven't done so well by our Canadian allies and their citizens either.

Libby: We here at TWM would have to blog only about Libby all day everyday to keep up with what's coming out at his trial. So to save us the trouble, we direct you here, here and here. Save these links for updates.

The (coming) war with Iran: Is the Bush administration engineering us towards opne conflict with Iran? Six months ago I would have said there was no chance and hell they could pull it off. But three months ago I thought the Iraq Study Group Report would force Bush to accept a new appraoch in Iraq. Well, I was right, but not in the way I thought I would be. For that reason, I'm no longer scoffing at those who think war with Iran is inevitiable, though I'm not quite to that point (it's just getting more and more likely.) And here are various ideas on how such a thing may happen.

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