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Some former Bear Stearns managers get hedged in. The Congressional Democrats fall down again on surveilllance, and Laura Rozen asks a good question about it... not that anybody in Washington is listening (although the experience of the UK should give us pause). Glenn Greenwald weighs in on the subject. Mission Accomplished! - the US government has convinced the Iraqi government into giving away its future. That was the whole point of this long, drawn out exercise in nation-building, wasn't it? Meanwhile, back in the States, lots of "sensitive nuclear missile components" have gone missing. Oops! Afghanistan, graveyard of empires. Vice President Dick Cheney has been linked to torture tactics. "...there is no longer any doubt as to whether the current administration has committed war crimes. The only question that remains to be answered is whether those who ordered the use of torture will be held to account." A travel advisory to certain people in the Bush Administration.

Somewhere, the sun is shining...