Monthly Archives: November 2006

“Fiasco,” – A Book Review. W. Patrick Lang

Download fiascoa_book_review.doc Download fiascoa_book_review.pdf This review will appear in the next quartely number of "Middle East Policy."  I will post the URL for it when it appears. Pat Lang

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Falling Back to Re-Group?

"The White House has turned to the Iraq Study Group, boosting the congressionally mandated panel’s profile in the past week both in a postelection press conference and again with a day full of meetings between the group’s members and administration … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs | 43 Comments

“Borat” – Alan Farrell

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“May It Be”

I am still thinking over the decider’s actions today.  Enjoy.  pl Download may_it_be.wmv

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’41 did not know about Gates.

For all those enamored of the ’41 is "comin’ to town" school of future history, I offer the factoid that Brit Hume announced on FNS today that GHW Bush did not know anything about Gates’ appointment as SECDEF until called … Continue reading

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In Memoriam – November 11, 2006

Sergeant Willsun M. Mock, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment was killed in action  22 October, 2006.  Sergeant Mock was serving his second tour of duty in Iraq.  PL ——————————————————————— "The minstrel boy to the war has gone, In the ranks … Continue reading

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The ISG farce, Part 2

"..The group of mainstream foreign policy experts is not poised to make radical suggestions when it unveils its report, but official Washington has expected both parties to seize on its ideas for political cover…"  Kessler and Ricks in Washpost. —————————————————————————— … Continue reading

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A Mass Delusion?

For days now my telephone has been ringing with calls from people who want me to tell them that sanity and adult leadership are returning to the shores of the Potomac.  A man called today to have me say a … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs | 44 Comments

Webb’s Dog-Tags

Jim Webb doesn’t want his friends to talk about his combat record. He thinks it is “unseemly” to trade on one’s service to country for political gain. It is like him to use that word. He is an old fashioned … Continue reading

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A Pitiful Sect

"Perle goes so far as to say that, if he had his time over, he would not have advocated an invasion of Iraq: "I think if I had been delphic, and had seen where we are today, and people had … Continue reading

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