If it as by design, it was a success: many, many identical headlines like this one across the country

with some variation from the papers decidedly on the right

This asks an interesting question: DOES BUSH DESERVE MORE CREDIT?. To the extent anyone should get credit for this mess…it was his plan Obama executed one year late.

and Boston Globe headlines a funny paragraph: “TIES ECONOMIC RECOVERY TO ENDING AFGHAN WAR” No shit, Sherlock! Then why wait until 2011 to do it?

In Alaska, Murkwski concedes

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and on update, the one paper reporting the Hamas terrorist attack in Israel – NY Post

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