A provocative question for (imaginary) readers: Shouldn't Happy Birthday be sung on Christmas?
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Often, especially when referring to the Iraq War, many politicians say something along the lines of "Knowing what I know now…" and then make an excuse for voting for the Iraq war or agreeing with it. This is an unacceptable excuse. Knowing what the
Taken from BBC
The fading of the dream has led to a falling-out among the neo-conservatives themselves.
In particular, two leading neo-conservatives, Richard Perle and Kenneth Adelman, attacked the Bush team in Vanity Fair magazine. Both had been on a Pentagon advisory board. Both had argued for war in
In an article called "Neo Culpa", Richard Perle declared that had he known how it would turn out, he would have been against it: "I think now I probably would have said: 'No, let's consider other strategies'."
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Once upon a time, in a not-so-far off land called
Sound familiar? It should. This represents the illegal immigration problem the
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
These are some of the possible options soon-to-be former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld outlined in a classified memo to President Bush for "a major adjustment" in Iraq.
- Significantly boost the number of US trainers and transfer more equipment to the Iraqi security forces.
- Decrease quickly the number of US bases, now 55, to five by July 2007.
- Provide US security only in cities or provinces that actively cooperate.
- Focus reconstruction "in those parts of Iraq that are behaving . . . No more reconstruction assistance in areas where there is violence."
- Place substantial US forces near the borders with Syria and Iran to reduce infiltration and reduce Iran's influence.
- Withdraw US forces from vulnerable positions, such as patrols, and use them as a quick-reaction force to assist Iraqi security forces when needed.
- Begin modest withdrawals of US and coalition forces to encourage the Iraqi government to take charge.
- Provide money to political and religious leaders "to get them to help us through this difficult period."
- Announce that the United States is trying out a new approach, which would allow further adjustments, if necessary.
Source: Boston Globe
Interesting, especially after the Iraq Study Group came out with its report.