Better than Brennan, but only because Brennan really did the dirty work:
Leon E. Panetta, the C.I.A. director, has pressed the White House for weeks to redact sensitive details about specific interrogation techniques. He argued that revealing such information would pave the way for future disclosures of intelligence sources and methods, and would jeopardize the C.I.A.’s relationship with foreign intelligence services.
But the most immediate concern of C.I.A. officials is that the revelations could give new momentum to a full-blown congressional investigation into covert activities under the Bush Administration.
So, there will probably be some silly incoherent right-wing protests in the future. There is a very real danger, though, that they won't have such an LOL-worthy rallying cry as "Teabag the White House!!11". Well, we need to get out in front of this, gang. I propose that all evil ACORN infiltrators make the following sign, to be used where/whenever wingnuts and cameras come together:
After You Teabag... DVDA!
I knew I shoulda taken off work yesterday... Read more about After you've finished teabagging...
Hong Kong loves the new. Buildings are built to last ten years, max--put 'em up, tear 'em down. While I've lived here, I've watched as historic and heritage buildings, not to mention gorgeous old traditional Chinese neighborhoods, have been pulled down to make way for yucky malls and high rise "luxury" apartment blocks, without a fare-thee-well. Read more about My Life in a Bamboo Box
[UPDATE So, which Congresscritters were in the Mideast 2005-2006 and got recorded? -- lambert]
Separate from the new inquiries, the Justice Department has for more than two years been investigating aspects of the N.S.A.’s wiretapping program.
The largest bank recipients of U.S. government aid are offering less credit to businesses and consumers, the Treasury Department said Wednesday, reflecting and exacerbating the tenuous state of the current economic environment.
Bloomberg. Of course, the elections had better be truly free and truly fair, or else the government won't be perceived as legitimate, which can have corrosive consequences.
And we know all about that in this country, don't we? Read more about Thailand's Ahibsit could call elections once stability is restored
.... broke. Suck on that, Tom.
Assuming weasels can suck.
NOTE For those not immersed in the minutiae of our media overlords, General Growth -- love the name! -- was the source of Izvestia pundit Tom Friedman's family fortune. Who would have predicted that shopping mall real estate would ever go tits up?
UPDATE LOLfed, as ever, has the snappiest take: Read more about The Moustache of Understanding is flat...