Monthly Archives: January 2009

Tidy people are evil!

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What's Your Pizza?

One thing I do miss about the East Coast is pizza. In the Northwest, pizza is a five-letter word. Minimal sauce. Minimal cheese. Cardboard crusts. Lots of weird toppings like pineapple to cover up the embarassing lack of sauce, cheese … Continue reading

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The Wounds You Don't See

The Purple Heart is our nation’s way of saying “thank you” to those who were wounded defending it. Small recompense, perhaps, but at least it says that their sacrifice did not go unoticed. The Purple Heart is for injuries of … Continue reading

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Foreign Policy: The Sport of Presidents

Obama thinks he will be a domestic policy president. Americans think he will be a domestic policy president. Eight years of Iraq and Afghanistan have soured eveyone’s taste for overseas adventure. But don’t be surprised if that doesn’t last long. … Continue reading

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Moats in the desert?

Israel has announced a unilateral cease-fire in Gaza (Hamas reciprocated soon after) and then a unilateral withdrawal just in time to spare Obama from a Middle East crisis on Inauguration Day. Now comes the bickering and negotiating and accusations over … Continue reading

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Willy Peter

Israel is under fire for allegedy using white phosphorus shells in Gaza 9http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article5519433.ece). WP (known to Vietnam GIs as Willy Pete) is normally used to create billowing white smokescreens 9http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Phosphorous). But it’s also a hideously effective anti-personnel weapon. If it … Continue reading

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Passing grade for Israeli army

The sign of a successful army is adaptability. After the shabby performance of its ground troops in the 2006 Lebanon War against Hezbollah, the Israeli Defense Force took a hard look at what went wrong (something the U.S. still needs … Continue reading

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