Monthly Archives: March 2008

Gone until the 14th.

""Oh, uh, there won’t be any money. But when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness." So I’ve got that going for me…" Cold War Zoomie provided this gem from the lines of the "little Cinderella Boy" … Continue reading

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Brookings’ Opinion on the State of Iraq

This crew of Brookings people is keeping track of the war in Iraq.  Here they are discussing the combat situation itself.  Clearly, the siruation has improved. We all know that this has little to do with whether or not a … Continue reading

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Ignatius on “Annapolis”

"What’s sad is that Rice knew precisely what was needed to make the process work. Annapolis called for a tripartite commission in which a U.S. representative would sit with both sides to monitor progress in improving security and living conditions. … Continue reading

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A Treaty or a SOFA in Iraq, or both?

"The United States and Iraq are opening negotiations in Baghdad on a blueprint for a long-term relationship, plus a narrower deal to define the legal basis for a U.S. troop presence, a Pentagon official said yesterday. Pentagon press secretary Geoff … Continue reading

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Sybil Edmonds 2 by David Habakkuk

"Americans who fancied themselves as masters of Machiavellianism have simply been taken to the cleaners by people whose command of the arts of duplicity is real rather than imagined."  Habakkuk ————————————————————————— This, above, from DH’s comment below rather neatly sums … Continue reading

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“Bush, Asset or Albatross?”

""McCain’s got to make it very clear that this is not a third Bush term, but a John McCain presidency," said Republican pollster David Winston. "As long as he can make that clear separation, then having a president of the … Continue reading

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Sybil Edmonds, an unresolved case?

"Among the hours of covert tape recordings, she says she heard evidence that one well-known senior official in the US State Department was being paid by Turkish agents in Washington who were selling the information on to black market buyers, … Continue reading

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Who IS Charlotte Allen?

"I’m not the only woman who’s dumbfounded (as it were) by our sex, or rather, as we prefer to put it, by other members of our sex besides us. It’s a frequent topic of lunch, phone and water-cooler conversations; even … Continue reading

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Why do we keep fiddling with Lebanon?

  "Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said yesterday that his government had not requested a U.S. naval presence off its coast, and summoned Ambassador Michele J. Sison to ask for clarification of U.S. intentions. The presence of the three warships … Continue reading

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