I don’t often do blog round-ups, but these are all stories I felt worth a mention:
- The White House says that Bush’s fall while biking around his ranch was the result of “loose topsoil” due to a recent rain. But Kos shows that it hadn’t rained all week! (More at Crooked Timber.)
- Crooked Timber asks: Taking the subway? You better have a good reason.. and be able to produce identification as well.
- (via Cusor.org) Was Iran Behind the Niger Document?
- (via Cusor.org) Morgue Records Show 5,500 Iraqis Killed
(via Tom Tomorrow) The U.S. denies it attacked a wedding party …
But video that APTN shot a day after the attack shows fragments of musical instruments, pots and pans and brightly colored beddings used for celebrations, scattered around the bombed out tent.
And, also from Tom Tommorow:
Pentagon officials on Friday increased to 37 the number of detainee deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan that have prompted investigations, including at least eight unresolved homicides that may have involved assaults before or during interrogation.