More about Iran, things you know that might not be so

Some things you might find of interest about Iran, as drift towards war. Contents I have here a statement by an obvious ally of Iran working at the highest level of the US government! Quote of the Day from Jack A Smith, "A Manufactured Crisis", Asia Times, 30 September 2009 "Top Things you Think You … Continue reading More about Iran, things you know that might not be so

Eliot Cohen regrets that the we discuss matters best left to our betters

A precious and revealing comment reported by Spencer Ackerman at the Washington Independent, 23 September 2009  (assuming that Ackerman reports this correctly): At a conference on leadership in counterinsurgency at the National Press Club sponsored by Marine Corps University, Eliot Cohen, the respected Johns Hopkins scholar who advised Condoleezza Rice at the tail end of the … Continue reading Eliot Cohen regrets that the we discuss matters best left to our betters

Let’s blow the fog away and see what General McChrystal really said

Summary:  the McChrystal's Assesment consists of layers of absurdity, piled high.  Future generations will study it as a prime example of early 21st century madness, when such a thing was taken seriously. Essentials of the McChrystal's Initial Commander's Assessment of the Af-Pak War, released 30 August 2009. Amnesia is the essential requirement The key strategic element … Continue reading Let’s blow the fog away and see what General McChrystal really said

The beginning of the end to our war in Afghanistan

Afghanistan war

This site contains mostly analysis, with few specific predictions.  Here is one one:  August 2009 will mark the beginning of the end to our war in Afghanistan.  The debate about the strategic foundation to the war has begun, and the advocates of ending the war have exposed its frail -- even fraudulent -- foundations.  Also with … Continue reading The beginning of the end to our war in Afghanistan

Does Secretary of Defense Gates have cojones grande?

We are fools, even sheep.  Reading the newspapers provides daily proof.  For today's example we have the Defense Department, which has avoided meaningful reform for generations by means of a simple dance step, play another round for us.  It's only 5 steps, well able to fool simple people even when repeated many times. Plan to spend sums of … Continue reading Does Secretary of Defense Gates have cojones grande?