It was two to three years late to release Donald Rumsfeld to spend more time with his family. His whole concept of invading Iraq, disbanding its army and police while leaving them with their weapons, and assuming the Americans would be greeted like arriving tourists on Oahu, was insane. — Conrad Black (Dec. 2006)
The remarkable thing about the Stratfor Wikileaks flap is what it says about America 2001-2011. A hyper-militarized society conditioned to fear the outside world, prostrate itself before ‘the warfighter’ and venerate the clandestine inevitably would create a Stratfor-like entity. This is exactly why places like The Atlantic get it precisely wrong. Here, the The Atlantic [...]
Was saving this for next week, but well, you know. —- Got a blank screen on your iGadget? Kvetch to Steve Jobs.
We are going to ignore fairy tales for the moment from all sides. Terry Gilliam’s “Brothers Grimm” disappointment comes to mind, despite the current fracas. The most charitable comment we can make is that it was no “Brazil”. Besides, HRC will be spending a whole hour Sunday facing down the “toughest interview on television” (which [...]