December 11, 2004
Quote of the Moment
A spine is a long bone that goes down your back. Your head sits on one end, and you sit on the other.
--Alleged actual quote from a student's paper, collected by Richard Lenderer.
Newsline of the Moment
Bellon asserted that previous attempts to win trust from Iraqis suspicious of US intentions had telegraphed weakness by asking, " 'What are your needs? What are your emotional needs?' All this Oprah [stuff]," he said. "They want to figure out who the dominant tribe is and say, 'I'm with you.' We need to be the benevolent, dominant tribe.
--from a Boston Globe Article..."[stuff]", huh? It's an intriguing idea, though I wonder if "American" would ever be considered a tribe there, or if there's too much animosity for that...