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December 11 News Update

Iraq Study Group issues 79-page report. President Bush was hoping for one-pager. New Secretary of Defense Robert Gates tells Congress we are not winning in Iraq. Has he told Bush?
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Iraq Study Group issues 79-page report. President Bush was hoping for one-pager.

Bush dismisses principal recommendations of report. Iraqi President Talabani also rejects report. At least they agree on something.

New York Times asks Richard Perle for reaction to report. To make sure views of war-profiteering neoconservative ideologue who was a principal architect of one of the worst foreign policy disasters in American history are included? That's like asking Robert McNamara to reflect on the merits of the Vietnam War.

Defense Secretary Rumsfeld makes farewell speech at Pentagon, says best day of tenure will be Monday, when he leaves. Rummy, you could have shared best day with us a long time ago.

Rumsfeld makes surprise visit to Iraq before leaving to praise American forces. Doesn't explain why they're dying for nothing. No newsmen on trip, including Sean Hannity.

New Secretary of Defense Robert Gates tells Congress we are not winning in Iraq. Has he told President Bush?

Orthodox Jews, Muslims and Conservative Christians united in Israel--against gay pride march. Too bad they can't find common ground on something besides hate.

Mel Gibson's new movie, "Apocalypto Now,' opens. What, no premiere in Jerusalem?

Sen. Barack Obama visits New Hampshire. Doubles black population.

Military coup in Fiji. Water supply not endangered.

Stick-in-the-mud Intrepid finally moved from Manhattan berth to renovation dock in New Jersey. At last, an exit strategy that works.

Congressman William Jefferson, who had $90,000 in cold cash in his freezer and is accused of bribery, re-elected in New Orleans. Continues long tradition of re-electing crooks to office in Louisiana.

Movie "Déjà vu" comes in third at box office. I've already seen it.

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