Saturday Morning News/Blog Roundup - Israel Takes a Stupid Pill Unlike the Egyptian and Syrian armies in 1973, Hamas and Hezbollah will not easily fold and cannot be defeated in a seven-day war. - Bush thinks his Iraq policy is model for Middle East conflicts. Uh-oh. Put your head down on the desk, Chimpy - put your BIG. HEAD. DOWN. ON. THE. DESK. - Mutually Assured Destruction in the Middle East With Israeli and Hezbollah leaders giving no signs of backing down, the bloodshed now engulfing the Mideast will only get worse. - Rice seeks long-term peace on Mideast trip WOOHOO!! GO CONDI!! Only, NO, there's no reason whatsoever for her to be taken seriously by Hezbollah or Hamas, particularly as she's a fucking female in a power position. Hate what you cannot subjugate. Fabulous. While we're at it, let's all fuck for chastity! - Take Newt Seriously I hate to say it, but he's probably right. - Israel masses troops on Lebanon border amid invasion fears. This is going to be really ugly, no matter who tries to get involved in stopping it. - The United States has agreed to a request from Israel to expedite a shipment of precision munitions. Say it isn't so! has more. DailyKos - Matthews, Buchanan Eviscerate Neocons And Warmongering On The Right Chris Matthews I have to take with a grain of salt, but when Pat Buchanan (whom I also take with several grains of salt) comes out swinging against his own flock, I'm not sure whether to take it seriously or prepare for the apocalypse. - Soldiers Wage Battle Against War The director of the new film 'Sir, No Sir!' speaks up about GI resistance to war -- and why it's absolutely essential now. - Iraq's Reconstruction a Boondoggle by Design Iraq's reconstruction has been a crude taxpayer rip-off -- and while $30 billion has been spent, only 30 percent of Iraqis are even aware of the rebuilding effort. - The Growing Threat of Right-Wing Christians Michelle Goldberg says progressives need to wake up and pay attention to the enormous -- and growing -- influence of the radical Christian right. - Republican Iraq war supporter says it's time for a partial withdrawal, now Hmmm - posturing or the coming to of senses? - The so-called liberal media in action IN YO FACE, BITCHES!! - The Media Is Helping Bush Scare the Populace A plea to newsmakers: Stop falling for the Bush administration's attempts at fear-mongering rather than governing. - America's Disastrous Budgets After Sept. 11, federal budgets for national security rose drastically -- so why aren't the ensuing funded programs making us any safer? - The GOP Fights to Keep Women in Poverty New welfare rules created by the Bush administration are doomed to fail by forcing women to take the first dead-end job that comes their way.