Very Cool

I don’t care what you think about his politics, I think it is pretty damn cool that Gary Hart has a weblog. HE should have named it the ‘Monkey Business,’ so then we wouldn’t even have to deal with the issue when some arsehole reporter tries to make a big deal of it- that story just isn’t going to have legs in the post-Clinton world, but you know some jerk will bring it up.

Cry Me A River

Atrios and Digby are upset that some Iraqi unlawful combatants might get sent to Guantanamo Bay, where they will be showered, fed, provided with clothing and safety, and perhaps questioned. In other news:

Three US troops were wounded , one seriously, after Iraqi soldiers used a Red Crescent ambulance to stage an attack in southern Iraq, an AFP correspondent reported.

Smart Bombs, Stupid People

Are Peter Arnett and Geraldo Rivera so stupid that they repel smart bombs? Should we test this premise?

Riskier Than Risky?

What is riskier than a war to the DNC? Why, tax cuts, of course:

Dear ,

Senate Democrats won a huge victory for working families this week, winning a crucial vote to cut by more than half President Bush’s latest scheme to give an enormous tax cut to the wealthiest sliver of Americans.

Every Democrat in the Senate chamber voted to slash Bush’s tax giveaway from $726 billion to $350 billion, protecting the future of all Americans by dedicating the savings to protecting Social Security!

… But Now Bush Is Using the War to Justify Risky Tax Scheme

But this fight is far from over. The White House proved it will say anything to pass its enormous tax scheme, even using the military conflict in Iraq to find an advantage.

White House spokesman Ari Fleischer told reporters that we need the Bush tax scheme “so that when our men and women in the military return home, they’ll have jobs to come home to.”

Not only is this a shameful political exploitation of the men and women who are putting their lives in danger, but it’s also misleading.

Under a 1994 law passed by the Democratic Congress and President Clinton, employers must reinstate reservists who return from active service.

Yawn. A pox on Ari Fleischer for stupid remarks (although in the abstract, accurate), a pox on the DNC for trying to get mileage out of this.

(Via Drudge- so take this with a grain of salt)

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From “Jim and Lisa”

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Jessica Lynch

The SUN is reporting that America has lost its first female soldier, West Virginian Jessica Lynch.

*** Update ***

The military reports that she is MIA, so, as several commenters noted, it is too early to give up hope. Pray she makes it home.