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Bush might be wrong, but not stupid, about negotiating with terrorists

President President Bush Addresses Members of the Knesset on 15 May 2008 — Excerpt: Some seem to believe that we should negotiate with the terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along. We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in …

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Will we bomb Iran, now that Admiral Fallon is gone?

The Internet is our collective mind made visible, more so than print, radio, and television.  It allows us to see the thought processes of our community.  The recent “silly swarm” of blog posts about the “cut cable fever” in February (see here and here) showed the implusive and wild thinking of the broad community of those writing and …

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One step beyond Lind: What is America’s geopolitical strategy?

Part X of a series about America’s new Long War First, we would have to adopt a realistic strategic goal, one that might be attainable. The present strategic goal of turning Afghanistan into a modern, secular, capitalist state with “equal rights for women” and similar claptrap lies in the in realm of fantasy. — William …

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Forecasts for the American Expedition to Iraq – the Sequel

Also, Introducing the New Kingmaker in American Politics! What comes next in Iraq? Here are some straight-line extrapolations.  Let’s move beyond the obvious good bets: collapse of the current government structure in Iraq, civil war, and continued slow erosion of US popular support. All these were discussed at length in my November 30 Forecasts. What’s …

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