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After the fall of Baghdad, American occupation forces continued to be menaced by sniper and bombing attacks. “They’re Saddam’s dead-enders,” Donald Rumsfeld said, suggesting he believed the source of the problem was hardline Baathists loyal to Saddam, “and they don’t understand that the war is already over.” As move-out day approaches, Bush is busy packing his bags, but some of his most fanatical agents in the Justice Department are committed to fighting on. I look at the cases of Mary Beth Buchanan and Alice Martin, the U.S. attorneys who don’t want to go, in “Going Nowhere” at The Daily Beast. And my colleague Dan Abrams offers sage advice to Barack Obama on how to deal with them in “Fire ‘Em All.”
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
Chance that an American would give up at least one week of life to avoid taking a pill every day:
Iowa urologists reported that only a minor portion of locker-room teasing arises from “the presence of excess foreskin”; most teasing targets small penises.
A pair of Russian film directors asked President Vladimir Putin to invest $18 million in a new restaurant chain intended to drive McDonald’s out of the Russian market. “Every project these days,” a Russian television personality said of the proposal, “must be smothered in patriotic sauce.”
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”