Bush attacks Iran over captives
More’s the pity.
Apart from cleaning the garage this weekend, I also took a chainsaw to my email inbox. What had been a little over a thousand (1009, to be precise) emails was trimmed down to 120 (and 211 as we speak).
This we blushingly label “manageable.”
It is entirely possible that a Really Important and Unanswered [...]
Leading Sailor Faye Turney appears to have become the face of the current stand-off between a rogue Iranian regime and what appears to be an increasingly impotent political class in the United Kingdom. In a letter released by Iran Tuesday, Turney asks, “Isn’t it time for us to start withdrawing our forces from Iraq [...]
Der Spiegel Online’s Berlin bureau chief says it’s easier to believe in some things than in others:
(The Germans) believed that Jews should be placed into ghettos and concentration camps because they were the enemies of the people. Then they believed in the autobahn and that the Third Reich would ultimately be victorious. A [...]
Without further comment (because I’m not entirely sure if the Secret Service has a sense of humor):
Update: Possibly related?
The Boston Globe ‚Äî the respected, liberal newspaper owned by the New York Times ‚Äî ran an article last week that Bush critics may wish to read carefully. It is a report on [...]
Our conversation below on the Code of Conduct and Leading Sailor Turney brought some thoughts back to mind that I hadn’t turned over in quite a number of years.
I had three deployments flying over Iraq enforcing sanctions in the southern no-fly zone between the wars. Each time we went the political situation was [...]
U.N. Human Rights Council is now officially a joke
In Geneva this week, any pretense of utility or fairness that clung to the United Nations Human Rights Council finally evaporated. By a decisive margin, the Council voted to end its examination of Iran and Uzbekistan despite worsening human rights records in both countries. Japan, [...]
UK Leading Sailor Faye Turney has admited that she and her boarding team were “apparently” across the line, and in Iranian waters. Despite the evidence – evidence she probably couldn’t know about – that they actually weren’t.
WEARING a black headscarf, her voice trembled as she spoke to her unseen interviewer.
Leading Seaman Faye [...]