Like many personal blogs of its era, this blog is moribund, a casualty of what we might call "the Facebook effect." However, as of late 2015, two things are clear: (1) The Indie Web is a thing, and (2) the re-decentralization of the web is a thing. So who knows?
2016 2017 (!) could be the year this blog rises from its own ashes. Stay tuned!
“The postwar period in Iraq is messy. We haven’t found what we said we’d find there and there are unpleasant questions about assumptions we made and intelligence we had,” said one senior official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “If many more months go by and our troops are still there, the Iraqis are still fighting each other and us, and we still haven’t found any WMD, there will be hell to pay.”Oh yeah? Ya mean things aren’t looking so good overseas? Well they’re no better here, where a new government audit spells it out quite clearly: Detentions of foreigners following 9/11 were “unduly harsh”. (A Justice Department spokeswoman’s response was the bureaucratic equivalent of “tough shit.”) Meanwhile, the Rs decided to trim the cost of the President’s tax cut by hosing cuts for the folks who need it most.
In World War I, which the French fought from start to finish, France lost three times as many fighting men as America has lost in all its wars combined. In World War II, the French armies holding off the Germans in May-June 1940 suffered 124,000 dead and 200,000 wounded in six weeks, more than America did in Korea and Vietnam combined.
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