Got Somethin’ Stickin’ In My Eye

The Washington Post reports today that (forcedly) retired General Eric Shinseki has been tapped by President-elect Obama to lead Veterans Affairs: Shinseki, a 38-year veteran, is best known for his four years as Army chief of staff, and in particular his response to congressional questioning in February...

Yet Another Lesson in the Chain of Command

The ironic thing is that these are the people that were once so trusted in protecting us. Yup, the whole Bush crew.  Karl Rove from 2002 on told Republicans to run on the war, to run on National Security, and yet the people in power, like Donald Rumsfeld, didn’t even understand the basic precepts of...

Pravda, Anyone?

In a long and stunning expose, today’s NYTimes chronicles the symbiosis between the Pentagon and the retired officers who serve as on-air military analysts for the various news organizations. The article is based on 8000 pages of email messages, transcripts, and other records they sued the Defense...

On Jack Bauer and US Interrogation Policy

I know this has already been revealed by Philippe Sands in the April May issue of Vanity Fair. However, after reading this excerpt from Sands’ upcoming book, Torture Team: Deception, Cruelty And The Compromise Of Law, I still can’t fathom the callous indifference of the sick fucking bastards who drew up the...

Friedman Maths

h/t Jeff...