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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Down for the count

Turns out The Rant is human after all.

A combination of exhaustion, dehydration, anemia and bronchitis have felled The Rant and the docs order a serious regimen of bed rest and TLC from Mrs. Rant (non-impact of course).

The Rant will return when he is able to sit at a keyboard for more than 15 minutes at a time.

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Iraq President faults study group report

The Iraqi president on Sunday sharply criticized the bipartisan U.S. report calling for a new approach to the war, saying it contained dangerous recommendations that would undermine his country’s sovereignty and were "an insult to the people of Iraq."

President Jalal Talabani, a Kurd and one of the staunchest U.S. supporters within the Iraqi leadership, also said U.S. training of Iraq’s army and police had gone "from failure to failure."

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ISG leaders defend plan on talk show circuit

Leaders of a bipartisan panel on Iraq defended their call for a new war strategy Sunday, saying it embraces President Bush’s goal of an Iraq government that can defend and sustain itself.

In the Sunday talk shows, former GOP Secretary of State James A. Baker III and former Democratic Rep. Lee Hamilton said their recommendations for a more robust regional diplomacy was the best approach to promote peace and stability in the region.

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When in doubt, emulate Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan once famously sounded the call to "win one for the Gipper."

Now, potential Republican presidential candidates are hoping that the Gipper will help win one for them.

In these early days of the 2008 presidential campaign, when politicians still are exploring the notion of a run and trying to fill out their political profiles, candidates are trying to glom on to a little of the luster from the Reagan glory days.

They seem to be trying to out-Reagan one another.

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Obama continues to test the waters

Democratic star Senator Barack Obama is on his first trip to the important political testing ground of New Hampshire as he lays the foundation for a possible 2008 presidential run.

Obama, who was speaking Sunday at celebrations to mark his party’s success in last month’s elections, also reportedly planned to use the visit to introduce himself to the political establishment in New Hampshire, which holds America’s first presidential primary in little more than a year.

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