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Friday, May 12, 2006
Sometimes, headlines and ledes on a given day, if properly matched, editorialize each other away:

Bush asked to explain phone data collection
Congressional Republicans and Democrats alike are demanding answers from the Bush administration about a report that the National Security Agency has collected records of millions of domestic phone calls, even as President George W. Bush assured Americans that their privacy is "fiercely protected."

They could have been stopped
Three of the four suicide bombers who killed 52 people in London last July were known in some form to MI5 but the security service had failed to follow up the leads in what Opposition MPs yesterday called a failure of intelligence.
"Connect the dots." Remember? I guess most of us do. Good to see most of us aren't Heathers frantic that George Bush will find out what we told Lynnette about Amber and Kyle.