First Cup 11.03.06

First CupMaking coffee has become the great compromise of the decade. It’s the only thing “real” men do that doesn’t seem to threaten their masculinity. ~ Erma Bombeck

Blue Crab Boulevard Apology Not Accepted — “The people who think about our armed forces in the way John Kerry does, or the editorial writer for the Tennessean that I posted about yesterday simply do not understand the offense that was given. They are incapable of understanding how deeply those words struck, botched joke or no. They cannot comprehend the level of pain that those words inflict. Because they cannot understand, they ascribe the outrage being expressed to political spin. They do not understand.”

Confederate Yankee NY Times Justifies 2003 Invasion of Iraq — “The breaking article seems to be an attempt to attack the Bush Administration for releasing potentially classified information (yes, the ironymeter is pegged), but what they actually prove is that Saddam’s nuclear weapons program was indeed a significant threat.”

Captain’s Quarters (Ed Morrissey) So I Guess The FMSO Documents Are Legit — “The Times wanted readers to cluck their tongues at the Bush administration for releasing the documents, although Congress actually did that. However, the net result should be a complete re-evaluation of the threat Saddam posed by critics of the war. Let’s see if the Times figures this out for themselves.”

In The Bullpen (Chad Evans) NYT: Saddam One Year Away from Building Nuke — “It was a Pentagon error to have posted documents detailing how to build a nuclear weapon, but it is also an error not to point out the obvious; that these documents represent actual intelligence rather than what non-Iraqi intelligence officials believed with respect to Saddam Hussein and a nuclear program. From both these documents and the Deulfer Report, there can be no other conclusion than Iraq was intent on building a nuclear weapon in the future had Saddam Hussein not be deposed.”

Flopping Aces (Curt) The Grey Lady Discovers Saddam Had Nuclear Aspirations — “You see, the story isn’t that Saddam had documents that showed them how to build a nuclear bomb and also tells us how close they were to building that same bomb….no, the story in their minds is that the Bush government put them on the web.

Will they now complain about all those documents that showed us the ties Saddam has with Al-Qaeda?”

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