Eric Florack on November 29th, 2010

Peace, real, lasting peace, is not a product of disavowing war, or thinking peaceful thoughts. Nor is it the product of negotiated settlements. Peace is the product of winning the war brought against you, with sufficient force to prevent any ideas of trying it again. Examples: World war II was the direct result of the […]

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Eric Florack on August 10th, 2009

Welcome, one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere…The BitsBlog Nightly Ramble This is the Vacation Edition Not that I actually have one this year, (Thanks, Barry!) but I can dream, right? IT’S THE CULTURE, STUPID: I’ve said for years, it’s not racism, it’s cultural clash.  Mike Shelton at Pajamas […]

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Having  successfully spent the last six months talking down the economy, President Barack Obama now wants to do the same thing to Afghanistan, New York Times: WASHINGTON – President Obama declared in an interview that the United States was not winning the war in Afghanistan and opened the door to a reconciliation process in which […]

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Eric Florack on July 31st, 2008

Me at OTB just now:   Oh? What claims then do you think you can honestly make about the success of the surge other than tactical? Well, the number of provinces now being fully controlled by Iraqi forces leaps to mind. Certainly, unattainable pre-surge. Them taking ownership of the situation… wasn’t that one of the […]

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Eric Florack on July 28th, 2008

Yeah, I was out all weekend. So, we made the trip over the weekend, to Fair Haven State Park, which is one of the best in the state. There’s a problem, though with the state Reservation system for their campgrounds; Forget about reserving one spot for one night. Two night minimum. So, we drove all […]

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