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Thank you.

To those with whom I served, that stayed in and ended up with many years longer than they’d ever expected — thank you. To my first husband and Adorable Child’s father, who served this country for 19 years until medical retirement forced him out.  19 years not being long enough, you went back in as [...]

Sea of Green

My apologies for not posting in over a week.  The aftermath of the Iranian election has caught me up fully, and I’ve been unwilling (unable) to take my eyes from it.  And what, really, could I add to the general cacophony online?  When things are so very fluid, there’s little to do but watch. Today’s [...]

A Humbler Gulliver?

As the spasms and ripples from our spectacular economic implosion have gone out, lots of folks have speculated about where the U.S. will end up when all is said and done. Just at the moment, there seem to be two general schools of thought. The first, from Fareed Zakaria, envisions a humbler America, informed by [...]

Boosting Obama

Sure enough, the minute I say I’m going to be offline for a few days, something happens. This, though, is a really big “something”: SPIEGEL: Would you hazard a prediction as to when most of the US troops will finally leave Iraq? Maliki: As soon as possible, as far as we’re concerned. U.S. presidential candidate [...]

McCain and Obama: Both wrong on Iraq

Barack Obama’s editorial on Iraq in today’s New York Times is generating lots of dialogue. I’m really glad everyone’s covering the story so well, because it leaves me free to bring up a couple of things that are starting to bug me. First off, I’m getting frustrated with Barack Obama on the surge. From the [...]