Here are a couple of developments I want to mention, even if I don't have time to fully blog about them:
Bush blames the Republican Congress for funding shortfalls in programs to guard against terrorism, with commentary by CalPundit , Cooped Up ("I continue to be amazed by the extent to which the administration continually departs from the principles on which candidate Bush ran.") and P.L.A. ("Mr. Bush knows how to talk about responsibility. It is accepting responsibility that he finds difficult.").
The NSA appareantly bugged UN Security Council members considering the US resolution on Iraq (choice quote: "The memo is directed at senior NSA officials and advises them that the agency is 'mounting a surge' aimed at gleaning information not only on how delegations on the Security Council will vote on any second resolution on Iraq, but also 'policies', 'negotiating positions', 'alliances' and 'dependencies' - the 'whole gamut of information that could give US policymakers an edge in obtaining results favourable to US goals or to head off surprises'." [emphasis added]), with commentary and more links at Body and Soul ("Are you as sick of this garbage as I am?"), Daily Kos (which quips, "Who says the Bush administration doesn't listen to the UN?"), (Update!) and Nathan Newman.
More to come...