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Who is winning the battle to be the most interviewed "outside expert" on the Iraqi crisis? Here is a tally of TV appearances (on the three morning shows, the weekend gabfests, MacNeil/Lehrer and Nightline) and of mentions in major print publications (as tabulated by the Nexis database) during the month of August.

Expert Les Aspin

House Armed Services chairman

TV 10 Print 275

Basic Wisdom

That the public may not support any military action that is not purely defensive.

Expert Sam Nunn

Senate Armed Services chairman

TV 6 Print 266

Basic Wisdom

That the taking of hostages "cannot be allowed to...

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