The Vocal Minority Strikes (Literally)

On Monday I wrote about what I see as the forming of a new silent majority.  If you have yet to read that, I encourage you to do so because it sets the foundation for how I view what occurred at a Palin rally in North Carolina. For some time many of us on the left have been revolted by how the entire...

Iraq: 60 Killed in Funeral Bombing

This is just terrible. The funeral was for two Sunnis part of a U.S. armed council that had been enlisted in the fight against the al Qaeda in Iraq organization.  This would appear to be a part of AQI’s attempt to increase the violence against the Sunni Awakening council which has sought to fight...

Muqtada al Sadr and the Difference Between Democracy Promotion and Dignity Promotion

For a while, there was quiet. Not total quiet mind you, not the silence of a tomb, but the relative quiet one hears; the soft ringing in the ears after a cacophony of roadside blasts. This is what Iraq had achieved as of late. The violence had dimmed down to a dull thrum and in the absence of relentless...

Brain Breaker Of The Day

Why does the Pentagon say that more fighting has broken out in Iraq?  Because the surge was such a smashing success, that’s why. … But… … You see… …...

There Never Was “Success”

Iraq.  It’s been a long stretch since I’ve written extensively on our occupation in that country, a combination of horse race (one of my primary fields of interest) becoming much more prominent in the public eye and the months-long lull in violence contributing to my dry spell. But it seems as...

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