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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Froomkin Watch

For those that don't make Dan Froomkin's online weekday column White House Watch a staple of their reading, here's several key recent columns.

"Cheney's Secret Escalation Plan?" (Friday, 8/10/07) considers Cheney's latest plotting.

Meanwhile, Froomkin provides a great round-up on the other key force in the Bush administration, Karl Rove, in "Rove's Dismal Legacy" (Monday, 8/13/07), "Post-Rovian Thinking" (Tuesday, 8/14/07) and "Rove's Dilemma" (Wednesday, 8/15/07). I'd quote them, but there's so much good stuff it's better to just read them yourself. Many of the pieces Froomkin links deserve to be read in their entirety as well.

Finally, today Froomkin asks "Whose Report Is It, Anyway?" He considers the LA Times piece, much discussed in the liberal blogosphere, that confirms sensible suspicions about the impending Petraeus "surge" report:

"Despite Bush's repeated statements that the report will reflect evaluations by Petraeus and Ryan Crocker, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, administration officials said it would actually be written by the White House, with inputs from officials throughout the government."

(Cross-posted at The Blue Herald)

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