Which they are tales from January of 2005. Given that I’m re-posting these things weekly, and culling them from months (usually), I am acutely aware of the fact that in 20 weeks or so I’ll be out of material, and out of “new” material far sooner than that. Still, although Saturdays are generally low [...]
The fish and chips at Shakespeare are world class. But if you’re on a diet, or at least simulating being on a diet, the spicy chicken strips are a suitable replacement, combined with 2 pints of Fuller’s ESB. To wash them down, like.
There is a crowd of elderly gentlemen who assemble there on [...]
The war in Iraq has severely strained the resources of an all-volunteer force. No, not ours – we met quota again. Theirs.
Wanted: Chemists. Physicists. Nuclear scientists. Explosives experts.
“We are in dire need of you,” al-Qaida in Iraq’s leader said in a chilling audio message released Thursday. “The field of jihad can satisfy [...]
If you weren’t spending it here – the joys of clicking the “next blog” button on blogger:
From Norway, Hallolissom -
I det siste har det regnet en del. Da er det deilig ?• ha bil. Men hva gj??r man hvis man kj??rer i skikkelig h??stregn en kveld, og vindusviskerene begynner ?• sloss? Ja, [...]
Fouad Ajami in the WSJ, writing on Iraq and Iran:
It is idle to debate whether Iraq is in a state of civil war. The semantics are tendentious, and in the end irrelevant. There is mayhem, to be sure, but Iraq has arrived at a rough balance of terror. The Sunni Arabs now know, [...]
Taliban strikes on U.S. troops triple after truce
KABUL, Afghanistan — American troops on Afghanistan’s eastern frontier have seen a tripling of attacks since a truce between the Pakistani army and pro-Taliban tribesmen that was supposed to stop cross-border raids by militants, a U.S. military officer said yesterday.
Inspired by Kurlander, (and CPT J) something new -
The Navy News Service’s caption is predictably dull:
Team members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Six (EODMU-6), Detachment 14, are suspended from an HH-60H Seahawk, attached to the “Dragonslayers” of Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron One One (HS-11), during a Special Purpose [...]
To those of you who have been taking the time to read my words, I apologize. I have made several starts at the last evening I had with Emie. I have found that thus far it has resisted my ability to write it for Lex‚Äôs site. It was an interesting evening, and it ended [...]
We should always try to grant to those with whom we disagree the presumption that they earnestly mean the things they say. Sadly, in the last few years this has become an increasingly difficult thing to do.
For my own part, I continue to believe that the decision to go to war in Iraq [...]