March 7, 2004

Oh That Liberal New York Times. Three headlines (thanks to TPM):

Washington Times: "Job Slump Puts Bush in Bad Light"
Fox News: "Jobs Report Doesn't Do Bush Any Favors"
New York Times: "Job Data Provides Ammunition for Two Sides in Presidential Race"

128,000 new jobs were expected in February, but there were only 21,000 -- and all of them were government positions. Manufacturing firms lost 3,000 jobs and the only reason the unemployment rate held steady at 5.6% was because nearly 400,000 people stopped looking for work and thus were not counted in the stats.

Here is a lengthy CBC series about Abdurahman Khadr, a Canadian man who says his family has connections to Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda. Khadr was released from Guantanamo last October and says he is prepared to tell his story -- including working for the CIA as an informant -- for the first time.

Bush: "How this administration handled that day as well as the war on terror is worthy of discussion. First of all, I will continue to speak about the effects of 9/11 on our country and my presidency. How this administration handled that day, as well as the war on terror, is worthy of discussion. And I look forward to discussing that with the American people." ... Sounds like he actually wants to testify publically under oath to the 9/11 Commission. Good for him. He should also encourage every member of his administration to do the same and to release every document requested by the Commission.

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