Monthly Archives: February 2007

Habbakuk on Ideological Blinkers

Our friend DAvid Habbakuk writes from England to comment on my "Foreign Policy" piece.  pl —————————————————————————————- "Colonel Lang: This is a brilliant piece: the argument about the roots of neoconservative success in widely held beliefs makes it an invaluable extension … Continue reading

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“Late Edition” 11 February 2007

You can either read the transcript below or push the link and watch the whole thing. Download cnn_discussion.wmv —————————————————————————— "BLITZER: Welcome back to "Late Edition." I’m Wolf Blitzer in Washington. New questions this week about intelligence before the war in … Continue reading

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Bearden in the IHT

Milt Bearden is an old friend.  He is a retired CIA executive, a "field man’s field man."  He is also several times a best selling author.  pl ————————————————————————– Download wrong_war_wrong_time.htm

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Conflict Developing?

"In its report on Thursday, the acting inspector general, Thomas F. Gimble, found that the work done by the Pentagon team, which was assembled by Douglas J. Feith, a former under secretary of defense for policy, was “not fully supported … Continue reading

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Ali on the Approaching Chaos

Our British friend "Ali" has contributed this cogent comment which I am glad to give pride of place.  pl ———————————————————————————— "I agree with Pat that Casey should not be in his job. Constantly offering light at the end of the … Continue reading

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“Inappropriate but not Illegal”

The Inspector General of the Department of Defence has issued a report which deals with the intelligence "review" efforts of the Office of the Secretary of Defense in the period before the intervention in Iraq.  It concludes that this effort … Continue reading

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No! (to Casey)

Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO) Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY) Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) Sen. Tom Coburn … Continue reading

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The Message in the Body Count

The message is clear in attacks like this.  The message is that we (the attackers) will persist until you Americans give up in disgust with the slaughter, the mindless (to you) inter-communal violence, the loss of life and limb on … Continue reading

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Unger on the Next Act

"Another serious development is the growing role of the U.S. Strategic Command (StratCom), which oversees nuclear weapons, missile defense, and protection against weapons of mass destruction. Bush has directed StratCom to draw up plans for a massive strike against Iran, … Continue reading

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