Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Uplifting Valentine's reading from Harper's. Ken Silverstein interviews four CIA dudes about the likelihood we'll be fighting Iran. Their input makes me even more uncomfortable about the entire situation.

How many major empires have clashed with the Persians at some point? All of them, barring the Incas, Mayas, Aztecs and others logistically incapable of reaching that far. How many empires who've clashed with the Persians are still empires? None of them.

I wonder what Vegas bookmakers are saying about the prospects for such a war?

The military is already over-extended, but we can always send our 2,000,000 incarcerated to fight.

Re: The mysterious assertion by Andrea Mitchell to Don Imus that it was "widely known" that Valerie Plame was a CIA operative. I wonder if she got that rescue-Rove-and-Scooter talking point from her hubby?

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