Assume the Position
Thursday, June 05, 2003
Funny How That Worked. Howell Raines is out as executive editor at The New York Times before any woman is in as a member at Augusta National Golf Club. I wonder if Raines ever considered that when you "flood the zone" you're liable to be caught in the backwash. Meanwhile, Hootie Johnson is still chairman of Augusta National and the success of the recent sponsor-free, commercial-free Masters Tournament telecast has prompted him to announce it will continue to go without televison sponsors and the Masters broadcast will be commercial-free again next year.
Tuesday, June 03, 2003
Why would you read the Washington Times story by Bill Gertz, "CIA says al Qaeda ready to use nukes" (via Drudge) when you can just go to the CIA website and read the pamphlet, "Terrorist CBRN: Material and Effects," for yourself? Could it be, so that six-months or a year from now when al-Qaeda hasn't nuked anything, you can moan that the Administration "lied" to you because someone repeated the headline from the Gertz article?
Funniest line in the Gertz article: "The unclassified report was produced by the CIA's intelligence directorate, and a copy of it was obtained by The Washington Times."
Whoo Hoo! Well, you too can obtain your own "copy" at the above link - which neither Drudge nor Gertz listed.
Touchy-Feely. "Expert" body language analysis of G8 leaders from the BBC article "France and US patch up quarrel."
Monday, June 02, 2003
Sunday, June 01, 2003
Yeah, What He Said. What I wrote yesterday morning about the reasons for the war:
Tony Blair, reported today from a Sky News interview sometime yesterday (emphasis added):
I'd like to find the actual quote of what Blair said, since it's hard to trust the Guardian/Observer's paraphrase while they continue to push the distortions about what Wolfowitz said. Sky News does have this story reflecting some of Blair's remarks:
That story links to a video from the news conference, and this story links to a video of part of the Blair interview, but neither has the part where Blair references WMDs as providing the basis in law.
Ah, The Irony. As Porphyrogenitus says:
He also nails Ted Turner: