Tag Archives: Government

The Iraq election debacle

Remember all those weeks back when Iraq held its election? On March 7th, to be exact. The geniuses in pundit-land decided to declare ‘Victory at Last.’ Meanwhile, a few skeptics pointed out the wishful thinking in such declarations. Anyway, here … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: Pentagon says Karzai has little support

According to a new Pentagon report, only 1 in 4 Afghans support President Hamid Karzai in the districts considered strategically important. From McClatchy: Opinion surveys, the report said, found only 24 percent of the people in those 121 districts sympathize … Continue reading

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The Volcano has left me stranded

Wanted to post a note: I’ve been on assignment in Europe, and thus have been caught in the great volcano catastrophe. While in the midst of rearranging my travel plans, blogging will be nonexistent to light for the next couple … Continue reading

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Iraq: How does Allawi become prime minister? PLUS: NPR, Operation Proper Exit

Over at The Daily Beast, I have a piece up mapping out 5 steps Allawi needs to take to get the prime minister gig. It’s not a cinch, and it will be interesting to see how folks in Iraq will … Continue reading

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Palin accused reporters of 'stalking' her, tried to 'intimidate them' out of Alaska

In Scott Conroy and Shushannah Walshe’s new book, “Sarah from Alaska: The Sudden Rise and Brutal Education of a New Conservative Superstar,” the authors recount a rather bizarre incident they experienced while researching their subject. Sarah Palin’s spokesperson accused them, … Continue reading

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MoveOn.org heeds call from The Hastings Report, breaks silence on Afghanistan!

Kidding. But it’s fun to take partial credit it for it anyway. I’ve devoted a couple of posts to blasting MoveOn.org over the past few months for their awkward silence on Afghanistan(as recently as three days ago.) So it’s only fair that … Continue reading

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