Monthly Archives: February 2006

Colbert on Civil War

"National Security Adviser Mouwafak al-Rubaie, meanwhile, traveled to the Shiite holy city of Najaf on Tuesday to meet with Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani, the Shiite community’s most revered spiritual leader. Al-Rubaie emerged to tell reporters "the way to forming the … Continue reading

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We can do peace…

"In Islamic legal theory, normal relations between the Dar al-Islam (the Muslims) and the Dar al-Harb (others) were not peaceful, and there existed a state of latent or open hostilities which jurists nowadays call a state of war. Short intervals … Continue reading

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The Council on Foreign Affairs folks talked to me today about the present inter-communal violence in Iraq. Pat Lang

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The Long War

This briefing was sent to me by a concerned citizen.  So far as I know and by its markings it is completely unclassified and in the public domain.  It is not even marked "For Official Use Only" (FOUO).  Since it … Continue reading

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Bush on Foxworthy

Now, no disrespect is intended to the office of the president or the commander in chief of the armed forces, so, cool your jets. Pat Lang

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Review of “The Pink Panther”

Download the_pink_panther.doc Alan Farrell

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So, it Wasn’t the End of History?

Francis Fukuyama. People pay schools money to have this man teach their children? I wonder of he does the dog-paddle or the back stroke as he swims away from the ship?  His detailed account of the Left wing nature of … Continue reading

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More “Good News”

"The insurgency increasingly is dominated by a few large groups with sophisticated communications. It no longer is a scattered, erratic, chaotic phenomenon. Groups are well organised, produce regular publications, react rapidly to political developments and appear surprisingly centralised.There has been … Continue reading

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“Deja Vu all over again?”

Download Document.pdf I was sent this pair of "Army Times" articles by a friend now serving in the military advisory effort in Iraq.  These stories give a good picture of what is happening on the ground country wide.  I have … Continue reading

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Democracy run Amok?

"The notion, popular in Washington over the past few years, that American programs and efforts can help build a third alternative to both current governments and Islamists is simply a delusion."  Talhami "But in this historic moment Islamists remain the … Continue reading

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