This has been an interesting week. Riots in Pittsburgh, and elsewhere over the global economy as the richest nations met in Puttsburgh to discuss the issues over filet and caviar. The US wanted everything to be exaclty perfect, so they sent in every police officer they could find to push, shove, and tear gas protesters and keep them from the immediate area of the festivities. That is democracy in action at its best!.
Elsewhere, on a more serious note, the The Atlantic Wire has an excellent commentary on how the US should engage with Iran over the nuclear issue, and other, broader issues. They logically infer that we actually have little control over how Iran progresses--sanctions aren't working, and short of bombing strikes, we are better off conducting real discussions with them. That seems almost too logical to be real. Perhaps another visit from Hilary to the neighboring countries to talk trash about iran would help.
Speaking of the Clintons, there is an article on TodaysTHV.com that brings up the issue of the possibility of an al Quada attack on Arkansas--at the Clinton Library of all places. Not completely sure why that is important since Prez Bill's yellow streak over Iraq-Iran is well known--although he claims to be the first to recognize the Global War on terror (GWOT)--ALL HE REALLY DID WAS HIDE FROM IT. So, it beats me why anyone would want to bomb his library. There is not much there, unless you want to the see all the criminal pardons he awarded for campaign funds for his wife, or perhaps Monica's dress--is it there? The police in Little Rock are working hard to protect it in case something does happen. Perhaps the iranians will drop one of their missles on it.
The mosat serious, and yet the saddest story of the week is that of poor General McCrystal in Afghanistan. Commander-in-chief and brilliant military tactician Obama 'lost faith' in the previous commander and sacked him in favor of the current guy because they thought we were losing control of the country (Something we never had to begin with). So, they sent in the cavalry with General M and he looked over the situation, decided that more troops were needed if we were to even have a chance to win, and sent on his report. Now he is in the doghouse for doing what he was supposed to do--win. The Assistant Commander-in-chief and slightly less brilliant tactitican Joe Biden has also carefully evaluated the situation with one brief vist to the war szone and decided we should reduce the troops strength and concentrate on al Quada. Sonmehow I thought that was what we were doing over there. of course, I don't have the intelligence of Biden or the extensive experience of Obama. I only know what I read in the papers.
Finally, give it a few days and the Israelis are probably going to do something stupid--like try to bomb the Iranian missile sites and factories. Then all hell will break loose over there and we will sucked into something we don't want. We will go in and fight with them because the Israel Lobby will tell us to, and this administration follows their plays to the letter. Just think about Hillary in a Kevlar helmet as she defends the state Department. A powerful picuture of a perful politican.
That's it for this week (Or at least today). More later.