- Three top officers, recently retired, regale the Senate with accounts of the incompetence of Donald Rumsfeld. Maj. Gen. John Batiste: "I believe that Secretary Rumsfeld and others in the administration did not tell the American people the truth for fear of losing support for the war in Iraq."
- Taliban officials debunk the rumors, report Osama Bin Laden not sick, not dead. But if you play the record backwards ...
- Pentagon to keep nearly 4,000 Al Anbar-based soldiers in harm's way for an extra 46 days.
- New Orleans Saint's blow-out in a reopened Superdome unleashes "Mardi Gras in September."
[With Rolling Stone]