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A November Surprise
10/21/2006 07:04:00 PM | Nathan Empsall

The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz's column brought this to my attention. From the Nation's Tom Engelhardt:

"A possible death-sentence for Saddam and his top lieutenants on November 5? Now, shouldn't that raise a few eyebrows somewhere? If you happen to have a calendar close at hand, pull it over and take a quick look. That verdict would then come, curiously enough, just two days before the midterm elections. It's the sort of thing that--you would think--that any reporter with knowledge of the US election cycle (no less of how Karl Rove has worked these last years) would at least note in an article. But no, you can search high and low without finding a reference to this in the mainstream media."

Is this an on-purpose Rovian conspiracy? I dunno. Maybe not, but it is something we should be aware of.



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