The Agonist: Money, Oil and Power. Agonist is an interesting read. Here’s a good piece about the highground of global politics. Also points out where the UK may be headed and China too.
Cannot find Weapons of Mass Destruction. The funniest site I’ve seen in a long time. Someone did a spoof of the “Web Page cannot be displayed” message that Internet Explorer shows and change it to “Weapons of Mass Destruction cannot be displayed.” Hilarious. Ludwig says I missed it and this went through the blog world […]
Passion for PeaceA great piece by Friedman as usual. The Rumsfeld doctrine of small-force, high-tech armies may be great for winning wars, but you need the Powell doctrine for winning the peace: a massive, overwhelming investment of soldiers, police and aid. We should be flooding Iraq with people and money right now. Start big and […]
War in Iraq. A good analysis of what might have happened to the Iraq Army. I would love to know the real story.
Rumsfeld Stands Tall After Iraq Victory (washingtonpost.com). let’s hope he uses his power well. he’s got a lot of it. from the piece he is taking over the cia and the state department in essence. and will shrink the army in favor of special ops and airpower
The Command Post: Pentagon sees end of combat. More units are moving in, notably the 4th ID and the 3rd ACR, but the 82nd Airborne’s one brigade goes home. The 1st Armored will rotate in and the 3rd ID will rotate out.
End of ‘Major’ Combat, Fall of Tikrit, Anxiety Over Syria. Wow, what a difference a week makes. We went on vacation to Hawaii and it looked like a long hard conflict and we’re back this week and it is all over. Gives someone much to think about. I still think that we did this and […]
Interesting pieces to read: * Bernard Lewis on Iraq. An incredibly smart guy. He points out that the “The kind of regime represented by Saddam Hussein has no roots in either the Arab or Islamic past. Rather, it is an ideological importation from Europe — the only one that worked and succeeded (at least in […]
Daily Kos: “A Lack of Character”. I have no idea who Officer X is, but, it sounds all too real to me. The way a big corporation would work. Hopefully, it will all work out in the end. Will be interesting to see who really controls the Iraq reconstruction/occupation in the administration. “Leaders misjudged Iraq”:http://www.helenair.com/articles/2003/03/30/montana/a08033003_03.txt. […]