Wednesday, September 12, 2007
"We must retaliate with blind rage" vs. "We must retaliate with measured, focused rage."
Both sides make great points.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
Having breakfast in the Courtyard by Marriott in Concord with CNN's Candy Crowley when who should walk in the door but McCain himself, arriving to get ready for the afternoon speech in the hotel's ballroom. He walked over to the table to chat.
"Are you all alone?" [Washington bureau chief Susan Page] asked.
"I fired 'em all," McCain joked. (Not really. An aide who had been parking the car then arrived.)
Via USAToday and HotAir. The man laughs in the face of adversity, instead of avoidng the press or sulking or anything. I like that.
Would that he had better positions, but hey. He's better than the Democratic nominees, anyway. (I know, I know. Low bar.)
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Anyway, here's an article about how Things Might've Been if we had never invaded Iraq, from Opinion Journal:
Given the problems and U.S. casualties in Iraq, polls show a large majority of the American people believe the invasion of Iraq was a mistake. Yet if we imagine what the world would look like today if Saddam Hussein had not been deposed, it seems clear that almost no outcome in Iraq would be as adverse to the interests of the United States as today's world with Saddam still in power.
It's a good article, and certainly something to keep in mind when you hear of politicians say the War was a mistake.
I'd like those selfsame politicians (mostly, but not exclusively Democrats) to tell us, on the record, what alternative strategy and tactics they'd've used, and how it would be better. Perhaps, in some sort of forensic debate.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
In late June of 1908, a fireball exploded above the remote Russian forests of Tunguska, Siberia, flattening more than 800 square miles of trees. Researchers think a meteor was responsible for the devastation, but neither its fragments nor any impact craters have been discovered.
Astronomers have been left to guess whether the object was an asteroid or a comet, and figuring out what it was would allow better modeling of potential future calamities.
Italian researchers now think they've found a smoking gun: The 164-foot-deep Lake Cheko, located just 5 miles northwest of the epicenter of destruction.
The Tunguska Event has intrigued me for a long time. I never bought the ideas that it was a UFO crash, or a miniature black hole, or a small bit of antimatter, but none of the less esoteric explanations really seemed to explain everything. I'm looking forward to further reports.
Monday, June 25, 2007
Just, you know, FYI.
Open thread, if anyone wants one.