Obligatory Wikileaks Cablegate Post.

Still working my way through #cablegate, so for now am going to highlight several items posted by others that preliminarily stood out for yours truly (more below the fold): Sean Paul Kelley notes that, despite repeated overstatements by hyperbolic US officials regarding the (not-so) lethal outcomes of...

The (lack of) Communications of Fear

One of the scariest tenets of the modern right is their inability to rationally talk with anyone who disagrees with them.  We see this on a micro, intra-party level when Pam Geller of Atlas Shrugs launches verbal bombs against Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs.  I also thought LFG was among the...

Only Secure Enough to Say We’re Winning

That seems to sum up the state of Iraq in a nutshell. Iraq has found its way into a kind of political paradox here in America.  For those who continue to buoy our efforts there, the path forward is particularly tricky.  They can’t say that there is too much success in Iraq, because then they will have...

These Are Our Allies

It took me about twenty years to admit to my mother that I was a victim of sexual abuse; the aggressor a baby sitter she had entrusted me with during the summer time when I would go to stay with her. What I suffered was relatively minor, and yet it still left permanent scars that I know affect me to this...