NEOCON CIVIL WAR: ACT III

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STAY TUNED. I JUST RECEIVED A COPY OF CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER’S blistering, as yet unreleased counter-attack against Francis Fukuyama for his article, “The Neoconservative Moment,” which appeared in the last issue of National Interest.

PENTAGON UNDER-REPORTING IRAQ CASUALTIES

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THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN PAKISTAN TODAY and reports that 17,000 U.S. soldiers are not listed on the Pentagon’s casualty list. This piece is based on Mark Benjamin‘s UPI article. Benjamin also brought the lariam/suicidal behavior by some U.S. Special Forces to light.

FRAUD AND CORRUPTION: BUSH TEAM SCORES

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ALL MORNING, I HAVE BEEN SEETHING AS FOX & FRIENDS has crowed about the Killian memos, which CBS is apparently about to acknowledge as fraudulent. Bush’s team has been engaged in duplicity, obfuscation, the expansion of official secrecy to anti-democratic levels — and now the critics are undone by fraud on their side.

REAGAN’S DEATH, FARENHEIT 9/11, EDWARDS, SWIFT BOATS

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CLEARLY, THIS PRESIDENTIAL RACE IS NOT SHAPING UP to be about alternative policy choices. It is a race driven by various exogenous shocks. Electoral-Vote.com does a nice job of plotting certain events against the likely electoral college performance of Bush and Kerry since May.

BUSH-KERRY IN STATISTICAL DEAD HEAT

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The PEW RESEARCH CENTER FOR PEOPLE AND THE PRESS ISSUED A SURVEY REPORT this evening titled “Kerry Support Rebounds, Race Again Even.” It seems that the controversy over Bush’s National Guard service has taken its toll. The report starts: Voter opinion in the presidential race has seesawed dramatically in the first two weeks of September….

U.S. IN THE WORLD: DROPPING THE FEAR FACTOR

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THE COMMITTEE ON THE PRESENT DANGER is attempting to engage Americans in important foreign policy and security debates through fear tactics. One good resource that seeks to engage Americans and those abroad who care about international affairs is a new guide, U.S. in the World: Talking Global Issues with Americans — A Practical Guide.