Here are a few quick stories/links I’ve been remiss in posting about today – trying to get back into the blogger groove after some light blogging over the holiday weekend:

— The President gave a war on terror speech today on the close-to five year anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. Here’s the transcript. He also released a document today called the “National Strategy for Combating Terrorism“, a strategy he says we’ve been pursuing since 9-11.

— The lefty blogosphere is in need of a wahmbulance, apparently, as they are still up in arms over ABC’s upcoming docudrama about 9-11, which makes me even more interested in watching it than I was before. All this hoopla over it makes me think that perhaps the docudrama doesn’t whitewash the Clinton administration’s miserable failures on the emerging and growing AQ threat like the 9-11 Commission did. Good. Hugh Hewitt blogs about some possible edits ABC will be making to the movie.

— The Federal Electoral Tribunal in Mexico has declared the conservative candidate Felipe Calderon the winner in Mexico’s hotly contested presidential elections. His main rival, Manuel Lopez Obrador, is promising a ‘parallel leftist government from the streets.’ See Gateway Pundit for more links on that story.

— Condolences go to blogger Joshua Micah Marshall – his father passed away from a heart attack two weeks ago. Joshua has blogged a touching story about it today. (Hat tip: Kim Priestap)

Jason blogs about the Big Kaboom (not to be confused with former NCSU visiting prof Dr. Kamau Kambon) that wasn’t. His post is about how ‘experts’ had been predicting earlier this year that there would be a massive wave of Hispanics registering to vote over the immigration issue. So far, that prediction has fallen way off the mark.

— Matt at Blackfive has a new book out called The Blog of War: Front-Line Dispatches from Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Looks like a must-read.

Greg Tinti has video of the Perky One’s debut on CBS Evening News tonight. El Rushbo will be doing a 90 second guest segment on Thursday. More links on this via Malkin. Fellow NC blogger Mary Katharine Ham provides some thoughtful commentary on la Couric’s deubt.

Tom Maguire examines an article of David Corn’s in which Corn discusses what Valerie Plame’s role supposedly actually was at the CIA. Corn, along with Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff, dropped the bomb last week with the news that it was not-so-fond-of-the-Iraq-war Dep. Sec. of State Richard Armitage who admitted to ‘leaking’ Plame’s name back in 2003 – done so without malicious intent.

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