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This was quite a week for bad behavior. Bill Belichick was caught cheating (sorry, I mean, misinterpreting the rules); Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell was caught lying to Congress (sorry, I mean, overstating the role warrantless eavesdropping played in thwarting a major terror plot); and OJ Simpson reportedly robbed a man at gunpoint. Over sports memorabilia. Then there was Tony Snow, who ended his truth-challenged run as press secretary by claiming, when asked about the possibility of a long term US military presence in Iraq, "Yeah, well, the Iraqis want that." Yeah, well, actually they don't. A new poll shows that 79 percent of Iraqis oppose our being there, and 57 percent approve of attacks against US troops. So, tragically, what the majority of Iraqis actually want is more dead American soldiers.

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