there are also political differences in iraq that have puzzled diplomats and statesman. you won't help matters any by getting mixed up in them.

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November 8, 2005

Pamphlet of the Moment
A WW2-era Short Guide to Iraq by the US War and Navy Departments (ah, those heady days before the euphemism of "The Defense Department".) For some reason I really appreciate rough etiquette like this...even worth putting up with the UI-crapness of PDF.

Photo of the Moment

--Llara sent me this fwd last April, with the caption "Husband must have come home". Teehee!

Quote of the Moment
"It's either mean or it's arbitrary, and either way I've got the heebie-jeebies."
--Calvin of "Calvin and Hobbes" on the death of a baby raccoon -- reprinted in a nice feature on the strip in Slate.com. I was thinking of this quote just the other day, it really is mortality in a nutshell.

Politics of the Moment
Also on Slate--How Cheney calls the shots in the White House. I guess that's what happens whene Realpolitik meets the idea that "the more handsome one wins the presidential election" and once again the nation gets the repesentation it deserves.