Captain Ed notes: Earlier today, the Italian news service AKI reported that the presumed leader of the largest insurgency in Iraq will start cooperating with the Iraqi government. Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, one of the highest-ranking members of Saddam Hussein’s government, reportedly pledged to work with Iraqi and American forces to fight al-Qaeda in Iraq: The […]

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What can be said about a group of politicians who are more concerned about being outmaneuvered politically, then they are about our troops in the field actually winning the war we sent them to?  Don’t worry much about it. The payday for that is coming, says Captain Ed. Iran getting nuclear weapons, by itself is […]

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davidl on August 22nd, 2007

[O]ur friends on the left side of the aisle loudly lament that America is seen as arrogant, a bully, an imperialist power meddling in the affairs of other countries… and then they turn around and tell the Iraqis who their leader ought to be. Uh, guys, ya ever think comments like this might be part […]

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Eric Florack on August 22nd, 2007

I had a chance, last evening, to sit down with the CIA’s Office of Inspector General post 9/11 report, here… (PDF) The Democrats in Congress, forced its release in the intelligence budget for fiscal year 2008. After reading the report, (Actually, the de-classified executive summary) I begin to suspect that they’re going to regret that […]

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Eric Florack on August 22nd, 2007

Spiegel, having seen the light recently, has become a fountain of good information. Another example, this morning: The poor old Scandinavian moose is now being blamed for climate change, with researchers in Norway claiming that a grown moose can produce 2,100 kilos of methane a year — equivalent to the CO2 output resulting from a […]

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