Tuesday, December 13, 2005
(Via Instawhatever so there's really no point in my linking it but I just really loved this part)
"North Korea’s envoy approaches a negotiation table in Beijing at an oblique angle. He traces a tic-tac-toe grid in the dust on its surface. He wanders off again. Whistling."
[P.S. the rest of it is good too.]
Saturday, December 10, 2005
Both President Bush and his opponents in Congress are incessantly talking about "benchmarks" to guide any U.S. withdrawals from Iraq. But there is one benchmark that is always left unspoken: We cannot leave until Saddam Hussein is dead, executed for his crimes. No one will say it, but everyone knows it. As long as he is alive and well-dressed, every Iraqi will have to wonder what will happen to him and his family if Hussein returns. Only Hussein's death will assure them that he will not return.
Yeah, the Iraqis are still afraid of him. He's turning his own trial into a circus, and nobody's trying to shut him up.
Thursday, December 08, 2005
Instapundit linked this this morning, discussing that very pithy statement from Howard Dean: “The idea that we're going to win the war in Iraq is an idea which is just plain wrong.” I've seen and heard several commenters in various places discuss this statement. What I haven't seen or heard is someone putting forth the obvious: that it is true.
Why would an ardent war supporter like myself say this? I'm sure you already know, but I'll say it anyway. We're not going to win, because we already have won. Right now, we're just cleaning up the mess.
This can't possible be an original point. Somebody, if you find one, link up an essay/article/post where it's already been made. Thanks.
Thursday, December 01, 2005
I can't think of a witty title
And it's really bugging me. I considered "may the nuts be with you," "look, it's Darth Rocky! Get 'im!" and "fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to ... roadkill." The muse oughtta be on a milk carton by now.
At any rate, via Althouse commenter MrBungle2103, who doesn't seem to have a blog: "SWII: Attack of the (Pine) Cones."
That's going on my desktop.