Monthly Archives: April 2007

“Dead Man Talking”

Someone wrote to me last night to describe the Tenet appearance on "60 Minutes" in that way. The "show" that he put on for the world was typical of the man.  It was all about him.  He whined.  He blustered.  … Continue reading

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You want to leave who behind?

I keep hearing civilian pundits say that a partial withdrawal from Iraq is an option.  That is incorrect.  It is not a viable option. There are several wars in progress in Iraq.  In contrast to some of the wishful-thinkers I … Continue reading

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Scheuer on Tenet (and Scheuer)

"It’s impossible to dislike Tenet, who is smart, polite, hard-working, convivial and detail-oriented. But he’s also a man who never went from cheerleader to leader."  Scheuer ———————————————————– I disagree.  I dislike George Tenet.  I always have disliked him.  I knew … Continue reading

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His “star” is rising?

"Obama wants to increase defense spending. He wants to add 65,000 troops to the Army and recruit 27,000 more Marines. Why? To fight terrorism. He wants the American military to "stay on the offense, from Djibouti to Kandahar," and he … Continue reading

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“Can this man save Iraq?”

I listened with interest to his "presser" today.  Very well done, very plausible, impressively educated, good on his feet.  All he has to do is win in Iraq and he can follow in Eisenhower’s footsteps. He did not "write" the … Continue reading

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There will be more of this…

"A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-rigged truck into a US military outpost near Baqubah on Monday, killing nine soldiers and wounding 20 in one of the deadliest single ground attacks on U.S. forces since the start of the war in … Continue reading

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IT House Call

My IT guy feels this way about me but usually tries to hide it.  pl Download IT_Pro.wmv

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Just a Little too Medieval Maybe?

The Sunni Iraqi Islamic Party had denounced the wall’s construction earlier Sunday. "Isolating parts of Baghdad with barbed wire and concrete barriers will inflict social and economic damage and it will lead to more sectarian tension," it said. "This measure … Continue reading

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Check out this…

At "The Athenaeum."  pl

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Everything Old is New Again

"U.S. soldiers are building a three-mile wall to protect a Sunni Arab enclave surrounded by Shiite neighborhoods in a Baghdad area "trapped in a spiral of sectarian violence and retaliation," the military said. When the wall is finished, the minority … Continue reading

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