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Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Non-Story of the Day?

(NYT) -- President Clinton's national security advisor, Samuel R. Berger, removed classified national security documents from the National Archives while vetting them in preparation for testimony before the Sept. 11 commission.

"In the course of reviewing over several days thousands of pages of documents on behalf of the Clinton administration in connection with requests by the 9/11 Commission, I inadvertently took a few documents from the Archives," Mr. Berger himself said in a statement Monday. "I also took my notes on the documents reviewed. When I was informed by the Archives there were documents missing, I immediately returned everything I had, except for a few documents that apparently I had accidentally discarded."

David R. Gergen, the longtime political strategist who worked in the administration of President Bill Clinton as well as in the Nixon, Ford and Reagan White Houses, said he thought what Mr. Berger did was "more innocent than it looks."

It already looks positively virginal, for Christ's sake!


Story of the Day?

(WaPo) -- Former Chairman Grasso Sues NYSE for $50 Million
He accuses the exchange of breach of contract, defamation of character.

Good for him. Let everybody else give their money back, too, if they're going to swith the rules of the game in mid-play.

Acronym of the Day?

VBED

That's Army command talk in Iraq for "Vehicle Borne Explosive Device" (i.e., a car bomb.) That's to distinguish it from IED's, which is Army talk for "Improvised Explosive Device" (i.e., roadside bomb). The possibilities are endless, as the people tossing those ED's at the occupation forces are discovering faster than we are.

How the battleground states could be won:

(NYT) -- M
any of the nation's governors complained on Sunday to senior Pentagon officials that they were facing severe manpower shortages in guarding prisoners, fighting wildfires, preparing for hurricanes and floods and policing the streets.

Would it be so wrong to pray for a bad fire and hurricane season ahead of November?

Gossip item of the day:

How does Bush-Abraham/2004 grab ya?

Rumor has it that
Dick Cheney is getting dumped from the ticket in favor of Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham.












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