Monthly Archives: July 2007

Mullen has it right.

"While prudence dictated planning for an eventual pullout, Mullen said that under one scenario it could take three to four years just to halve the 160,000 U.S. troops now in Iraq. Many Democrats want to pull out combat troops by … Continue reading

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US arms sales in the Gulf

"Washington is striving to assure its Gulf allies concerned by the growing strength of Shi’ite Muslim Iran and the war in Iraq that it is committed to the region and will stand by them, with arms sales being part of … Continue reading

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Look at new story on “The Athenaeum.”

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“Tillmangate” – An outside investigation must be made.

After observing the general tenor of the media coverage of the Tillman case and the irrational insistence of many that Tillman was murdered I have reached the conclusion that there should be an outside investigation of the circumstances of his … Continue reading

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“Regarding Iran..”

Richard Sale sent me this.  It should be posted.  I am busy writing.  That is all.  Not a big deal.  pl "Dear Pat: I will be brief and be gone. Regarding Iran, the Bush line of attack has been and … Continue reading

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The Tillman Affair

"Tillman’s mother, Mary Tillman, who has long suggested that her son was deliberately killed by his comrades, said she is still looking for answers and looks forward to the congressional hearings next week. "Nothing is going to bring Pat back. … Continue reading

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The Campaign Plan

"Reached by telephone in Baghdad, coalition spokesman Colonel Steve Boylan told VOA he expects the lengthy, classified document – five months in the making and several centimeters thick – will be finalized this week. He says it sets goals for … Continue reading

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Several Things From the Sunday Sillies

A great day in the Sunday Newsies on TV: – Chris Matthews, the man who knows everything about American politics (he says) posed the question of what the Vice President of the United States would have as his/her daily schedule … Continue reading

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Farrell film reviews

Have been posted on TA for some time.  pl 

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Caesarism raises its head once again..

"In May, Mrs. Clinton wrote Defense Secretary Robert Gates with a reasonable question: Had the Pentagon done any planning for withdrawal from Iraq? What she got back was a belligerent brush-off. Mr. Edelman, who said he represented Mr. Gates, wrote … Continue reading

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