Category Archives: Book Review
There has been renewed discussion of Fitzgerald’s book and the recent movie, The Great Gatsby. Although it would take a beating with a rubber hose to get me to sit through DiCaprio playing Jay Gatz, I consider Fitzgerald one of the great American wordsmiths, not just of the last century but for all time.
December 20, 1943, 4 days before Christmas: a young American bomber pilot named Charlie Brown found himself somewhere over Germany, struggling to keep his plane aloft with just one of its four engines still working. They were returning from their … Continue reading
“After Bush told Jacques Chirac that biblical prophecies were being fulfilled and specifically that ‘Gog and Magog are at work in the Middle East,’ the French president decided, in Eichenwald’s words, that ‘France was not going to fight a war based on an American president’s interpretation of the Bible.’”
There is a curious incident in American literature, an incident that leaves many literate children snickering at an absurd situation. I am writing of the Bellman’s bizarre odyssey, in Lewis Carroll’s, “The Hunting Of The Snark”; however, this short epic … Continue reading
- Former CTC chief, Cofer Black, 60 Minutes last Sunday
Lawfare Blog has a roundup of some of the latest news regarding the “GWoT”:
- Air Force Captain Michael Schwartz, military counsel for the defence of Walid bin Attash
During the arraignment hearings, this comment was drowned out by white noise when the court security officer thought classified information might be mentioned. However, upon review, The Pentagon office in charge of the military commission tribunals decided nothing compromising was revealed and released a transcript on Wednesday.
“This is an individual who probably didn’t give a rat’s ass about having water poured on his face,”
“We made some al-Qaida terrorists with American blood on their hands uncomfortable for a few days. I am very secure in what we did and am very confident that what we did saved American lives.”
-Jose Rodriguez, former chief of the CIA’s clandestine service
What is the 99% Doctrine? I’m confident, man, that anything Ron Suskind writes should be held suspect of being made up of about 99% Bull****. Yes, this includes his new book, Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President.