Morning Brief, Wednesday, November 15

The most significant news of the day might be on page A16 of the WaPo.  President Bush formally launched a sweeping internal review of Iraq policy yesterday, pulling together studies underway by various government agencies, according to U.S. officials. Also, in case you forgot — Somalia matters. A report released today reminds us of a ...

The most significant news of the day might be on page A16 of the WaPo

The most significant news of the day might be on page A16 of the WaPo

President Bush formally launched a sweeping internal review of Iraq policy yesterday, pulling together studies underway by various government agencies, according to U.S. officials.

Also, in case you forgot — Somalia matters. A report released today reminds us of a few reasons why (hints: Hezbollah, Iran, uranium).

Bush lunches with Putin in a "greeting between friends"–Air Force One needed to refuel in Moscow on its way to East Asia. Talk about symbolism.

Iraq

Most of the people kidnapped yesterday are reported to be safely recovered

Military folks who wanted Rumsfeld to step don't like what their hearing from newly empowered Congressional Democrats.

John Batiste, a retired Army major general who also joined in the call for Mr. Rumsfeld’s resignation, described the Congressional proposals for troop withdrawals as "terribly naïve."

In the same article, Gen. Zinni said it would make more sense to consider deploying more troops over the next six months.

Elsewhere

Al Jazeera International launched today. Another story on evangelicals and Israel policy.  

The Japanese freedom agenda. Pakistan amends its rape laws.

Hundreds of Chadians killed by Arab militias.

The Cambridge Energy Research Associates reaffirms its view that peak oil is bunk.

KFC in Hanoi.

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