Random events roundup

Murder at the Indonesian Consulate; this has the makings of a hell of a story, whatever was behind it.

And Condi Rice admits that the U.S. underestimated the political strength of Hamas.

“I’ve asked why nobody saw it coming,” Ms. Rice said, speaking of her own staff. “It does say something about us not having a good enough pulse.”

Nobody saw it coming? Has someone removed the brains of the entire State Department and replaced them with Folger’s Crystals? A blind man could have seen that. A golem could have told you what popular sentiment in the West Bank, to say nothing of Gaza, was like. What the hell is going on up there?

Also: Good editorial summary of the choices we need to make with regards to Iran’s nuclear program. Very clear summary of the situation.

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Published in: on January 29, 2006 at 23:18  Comments (12)  
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  1. That’s what happens when you have people running the government who have all been socialised into the dominating groupthink.

  2. That’s what happens when you have people running the government who have all been socialised into the dominating groupthink.

  3. Lovely. Our foreign policy planning is in the hands of the Borg.

  4. Lovely. Our foreign policy planning is in the hands of the Borg.

  5. Well, Dubya has fired all the dissenters.
    I doubt Colin would have been taken by surprise.

  6. Well, Dubya has fired all the dissenters.
    I doubt Colin would have been taken by surprise.

  7. Sigh. And unfortunately we can’t just set up a competing business and eat them for lunch.

  8. Sigh. And unfortunately we can’t just set up a competing business and eat them for lunch.

  9. You believe anything that comes out of the White House these days?

  10. You believe anything that comes out of the White House these days?

  11. Can’t see with blinders on
    Remember: You’re talking about the administration that was willing to bet thousands of lives (other people’s lives) that there were WMDs in Iraq and Saddamn was housing Al Quaeda.
    Now they’ve turned the country into a poster boy and training ground for the creeps.

  12. Can’t see with blinders on
    Remember: You’re talking about the administration that was willing to bet thousands of lives (other people’s lives) that there were WMDs in Iraq and Saddamn was housing Al Quaeda.
    Now they’ve turned the country into a poster boy and training ground for the creeps.


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