And now the most fascinating two minutes in television, the latest from the wartime grapevine:
The director of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency -- charged with interpreting satellite intelligence -- says satellite images from before the war in Iraq began showing a heavy flow of traffic from Iraq into Syria (search), leading him to believe -- "unquestionably" that illicit weapons material was smuggled into Syria.
James Clapper Jr., quoted in the International Herald Tribune, says he thinks some in the Iraqi regime -- "saw what was coming and went to extraordinary lengths to dispose of the evidence."
Less Americans Feel Safe
A new poll out today shows that 45 percent of Americans now think the war in Iraq has made the U.S. safer, down from 58 percent six months ago. The Gallup poll also shows that 54 percent of Americans now say it was worth going to war, down from 73 percent six months ago.
Questioning the Question
The White House press corps is in full cry over what President Bush said to an NBC correspondent's question on the banner behind Mr. Bush on May 1.
No one seems to have noticed that the questioner claimed there had been...217 Americans killed in action since that day. In fact, though, as of yesterday morning that number stood at 114. The other deaths were all non-combat related, from such things as natural causes or vehicle accidents.
The latest from the American legal system is that police in Lorain, Ohio, ordered a 9-year-old boy to the ground with a gun to his head, handcuffed him, arrested him and then charged him with inducing panic...all for waving a gun over his head while seated on a bench outside a store.
Police Lt. Robert Poli, quoted in the Lorain Morning Journal, says -- "We're not going to tolerate anyone ... sitting on a bench ... if he's waving a gun around." Thing is, it was a toy gun.
Action Against Jackson
Democratic presidential candidate and civil rights activist Al Sharpton (search) is condemning Illinois Democratic Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (search) for endorsing Howard Dean (search), whom Sharpton says opposes affirmative action and supports the death penalty.
Sharpton says -- "any so-called African American leader that would endorse Dean despite his anti-black record is mortgaging the future of our struggle for civil rights." Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, however, dismissed Sharpton's remarks as frustration from a -- "long-shot candidate."
— FOX News' Michael Levine contributed to this report
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