Friday, June 01, 2007

June 1st

image:Tony Snow, magic 8 ball
portrait of Tony Snow courtesy

According to Tony Snow, Junior sees the US role in Iraq as being similar to the one in South Korea(here, and here).

from the Guardian:

``I think the point he's trying to make is that the situation in Iraq, and indeed, the larger war on terror, are things that are going to take a long time,'' Snow said. ``But it is not always going to require an up-front combat presence.''
Asked if U.S. forces would be permanently stationed in Iraq, Snow said, ``No, not necessarily.'' He said that the prospect of permanent U.S. bases in Iraq were ``not necessarily the case, either.''

and they said Ken Lay was dead.

A couple of weeks ago Newsweek ran a cover with Harry Truman asking, "Another Truman: where is he?" Although I tend to think Truman is over-rated, it still makes me cringe when Bush,Jr insists on comparing himself to him. Apparently the cover story says we need another Truman. Why? If you insist on simple-minded analogies, wouldn't we be better off with another Eisenhower, the guy who actually ended the Korean war?

on a more positive, Arvin is back, at least for a bit(also).

see also
Dana Blankenhorn: "We Don't Need Another Truman"

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