- As a resilient Taliban digs into Southern Afghanistan, NATO members convene in Brussels to discuss which of its 37 states will reluctantly provide an additional 2,500 troops. “The signs are that the conference will not produce what is needed.”
- Everything in moderation: Liberal Republican Linc Chafee breezes to a surprisingly easy victory in Rhode Island senate primary.
- A hellish day in Iraq: Two soldiers killed; Three mortars land on police station, five policemen perish; car bomb kills 12 more; sixty-two scattered and unidentified bodies found shot repeatedly, bearing signs of torture. Day’s death toll nearly 100.
- Gates goes green: Microsoft founder bankrolls Africa’s Green Revolution.
- Funding limited: Chertoff defends a homeland security program that spends nine dollars on every airline passenger, but less than a half a penny on every schluck in the subway.
- Prosecutor asks judge in Saddam trial to step down: You allowed this court to become a political podium for the defendants.”
- France’s “Sarko The American,” a right-wing presidential candidate with proud, close ties to White House, visits it.
[With Rolling Stone]