THANKSGIVING ROUNDUP

The Iraqi parliament's approval of a U.S. troop withdrawal pact is alternately doubted and hailed as a Thanksgiving gift, while liberal bloggers give thanks for President-elect Barack Obama's general election victory.

In a Thanksgiving present from Baghdad, the Iraqi parliament has brought the Iraq war one step closer to its end, Spencer Ackerman declares at Attackerman. The parliament today approved a security pact that would see all U.S. troops withdraw from Iraq by the end of 2011, but The Dreyfuss Report's Robert Dreyfuss says the parliament's agreement on the deal only masks deep political discord in Iraq.

With Obama's victory and expanded Democratic majorities in Congress, Ezra Klein decides progressives have a lot to be thankful for this year. The 67 million votes cast for Obama and the short time remaining in President Bush's White House tenure, meanwhile, top Jed Lewison's list of thankfuls at Daily Kos.

And U.S. troops serving abroad earn thanks from Max Boot at contentions. Thanksgiving is a time to think about soldiers who cannot spend Thanksgiving with their families, Boot says, praising U.S. troops everywhere for their professionalism and dedication.

FROM THE BLOGS:
Happy Thanksgiving! - Ezra Klein
Bartlet Calls the Butterball Hotline - J. Aravosis, AMERICAblog
Thanksgiving by the Numbers - Jed L, Daily Kos
47-10 - John Miller, The Corner
Can Detroit Win? - Ed Morrissey, Hot Air
Tragedy Strikes Macy's Parade - Caleb, RedState
A Thanksgiving Appeal - Hugh Hewitt, Townhall.com
Attack Most Significant Since 2001 - B. Roggio, The Weekly Standard
The War's End - Matthew Yglesias
War Is Over If You Want It - Spencer Ackerman, Attackerman

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
White House Hails Passage of Security Pact - The Hill
How Will Obama Harness Powerful Team? - Washington Post
Obama Works on Economic Plan - Wall Street Journal