Sunday, September 03, 2006

Me time.......

Just like Dick Cheney, I'm blogging from an undisclosed location. Taking of couple of days just for myself in a place I like. Sitting here drinking coffee and reading the newspaper.

Speaking of reading, I have been doing some on the plane here. Thought I would share some of the articles for your viewing pleasure.

In this months Foreign Policy Magazine there are some great articles that provide food for thought.They have 3 articles on 9-11, the most controversial being that nothing really changed on 9-11 (besides the New York Skyline and the loss of 3000 Americans who should still be alive.....).
In the "The Day nothing much changed" William J Dobson says, "We were told the world would never be the same. But did 9/11 actually alter the state of global affairs? For all the sound and fury, the world looks much like it did on September 10."

There is also a discussion of the American Empire and how it can continue.

And finally a fascinating article that says Paul Bremer was really Iraq's biggest weapon of mass destruction. In the article the author argues that the decisions he made as the head of the CPA, hiring folks for loyalty rather than competence and not utilizing the military more, laid the framework for why the country is the mess it is.

Ok. You have your home work. Run along now kids and there will be a test at the end of the week. I've got some quality drinking and sightseeing to do this afternoon.

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