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Friday, February 29, 2008

The Morning News

posted by on February 29 at 8:50 AM

Immediate withdrawal: Prince Harry, from Afghanistan.

The long run: Republicans begin trying out their Obama attacks.

Falling: Stocks, on inflation fears.

Alarming: Ricin found at Las Vegas hotel.

Facing execution: Chemical Ali.

It’s leap day: Explained and celebrated here.

Vitamin E: UW study says pills are not as helpful as hoped.

Late night phone calls: Hillary’s reminding voters about them, many see a similarity to this Mondale ad, and Obama’s up with his own security spot:

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Henry. Harry. Whatever. To an aristocrat a war is just a chance to play dress up and have a lark.

Posted by elenchos | February 29, 2008 8:58 AM

While I like the Obama spot, isn't having a raspy-voice Old Washington (Military) Hand say "the Old Washington Hands have let us down" sorta defeat the purpose, and, well, let Obama down?

Posted by Andy Niable | February 29, 2008 9:03 AM

If the New York Times had broken the Prince Harry story instead of Matt Drudge, the talk-radio mullahs would be apoplectic.

Posted by Toe Tag | February 29, 2008 9:07 AM

chemical ali is a great name for a techno crew.

Posted by SeMe | February 29, 2008 9:38 AM

Re: Inflation

But when will Big Bush increase our rations of chocolate and Victory Gin?

Posted by Original Andrew | February 29, 2008 10:09 AM

Also in today's news:

An Israeli minister today warned of increasingly bitter conflict in the Gaza Strip, saying the Palestinians could bring on themselves what he called a "holocaust".

"The more Qassam [rocket] fire intensifies and the rockets reach a longer range, they will bring upon themselves a bigger shoah because we will use all our might to defend ourselves," Matan Vilnai, Israel's deputy defence minister, told army radio.

Posted by Trevor | February 29, 2008 10:28 AM

Nothing about Rabbi Schwartz receiving a 2-year deferred sentence and community service for running down Tatsuo Nakata?

Posted by ahava | February 29, 2008 10:33 AM

@6 - nobody cares about the Palestinians or Israelis anymore - like the Middle East eternal war, they are so last century. Wake me when they actually sign a peace accord ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | February 29, 2008 10:41 AM

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