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In Iraq

Wolfowitz - The Nice Guy Clinton's military did pretty well in Iraq, huh?

The Salvador Option The Pentagon may put Special-Forces-led assassination or kidnapping teams in Iraq

From the Whiskey Bar, and randomly:

Dog Owner's Guide: Rabies Recent outbreaks of rabies in Texas and Florida point to the need for prevention. This is one disease we can and must control.

Where's the outrage on torture? "The latest Pentagon report on the abuse of captives, delivered to Congress last week by Vice Admiral Albert Church III, doesn't point a finger of blame at Miller or any other high-ranking official. It concludes that while detainees in Iraq, Guantanamo, and elsewhere were brutalized by military or CIA interrogators, there was no formal policy authorizing such abuse. (On occasion it was even condemned -- in December 2002, for example, some Navy officials denounced the Guantanamo techniques as ''unlawful and unworthy of the military services.")

But surely, Church was asked at a congressional hearing, someone should be held accountable for the scores of abuses that even the government admits to? ''Not in my charter," the admiral replied."