Open Thread Diary Rescue

I liked a lot of the new diaries, but these stood out to me:

Will Life Imitate Art?, by Kristin Levingston of Brennan Blog, about a cop, Charles Crew, returning to the justice system that wrongly convicted him of murder, along with discussion other matters.

A Profile of Lula, by Randinho, discussing a NYTimes piece on the labor leader/political dissident who rose to become the President of Brazil.

A Systems Analysis of Iraq, by John Horse, discussing the an analytical systems approach to evaluating the Iraq failures.

More great stuff in the recommended and recent diary lists. Check it out.

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    "No immediate decision" in Craig case (none / 0) (#1)
    by Ellie on Wed Sep 26, 2007 at 03:05:30 PM EST
    His decision on whether to resign (Sept 30) will have to be made independently of a ruling:

    EDINA, Minnesota (Reuters) - A Minnesota judge said on Wednesday he would make no immediate decision on Sen. Larry Craig's bid to take back the guilty plea he made after a sex-sting arrest, leaving the Idaho Republican's future in the Senate uncertain.

    Judge Charles Porter of Hennepin County District Court adjourned the case until at least next week after Craig's lawyers argued he panicked and was rushed into pleading guilty after an undercover officer arrested him in an airport men's room.

    Craig had said he would resign from the Senate on Sunday but might reconsider if he could take back the plea and try to clear his name.

    While the judge set no date for the next hearing, he indicated it would be at least next week before his work load would allow him to return to the matter. [...] (No decision in Sen. Craig sex plea case, by Todd Melby, Reuters, 09/26/2007)

    Phil Spector Jury Hangs, Mistrial Declared (none / 0) (#2)
    by scribe on Wed Sep 26, 2007 at 05:18:53 PM EST
    Per CNN, the judge in the Spector murder trial has declared a mistrial after the jury hung, split 10-2.

    Blackwater may be Worse Than Abu Ghraib (none / 0) (#3)
    by john horse on Wed Sep 26, 2007 at 08:00:36 PM EST
    Thanks for recommending my diary post. I wish readers would also find out more about Blackwater.  For example there is Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Blackwater and todays msnbc article.  

    From today's msnbc article:

    "This is a nightmare," said a senior U.S. military official. "We had guys who saw the aftermath and it was very bad. This is going to hurt us badly. It may be worse than Abu Ghraib, and it comes at a time when we're trying to have an impact for the long term."