Wednesday, September 24, 2003
RESET YOUR CO-ORDINATES TO
SEE YOU THERE!
Monday, September 22, 2003
The slumping American economy has proved to be a boon to the Army's efforts to recruit the 100,000 enlisted soldiers it says it needs this year to fill its active-duty and reserve ranks, senior Army officials say, so far relieving concerns that the turmoil in Iraq could crimp new enlistments.You just know that this story was the product of a conspiracy theory -- evil warmonger Bush tanks economy to recruit cannon fodder -- in the Times newsroom that every staffer knows is true, but can't quite prove...
Unlike this one, of course.
If the objective is to squash Bush's war advantage, vote Dean and move on to domestic policy. Vote for the general and you're stuck talking war till next November with a candidate who is not up to it.If this hideous prediction comes true, it will be further proof that in an otherwise mis-spent life, my one intelligent move was decamping for Australia.
Unless, of course, there's a third scenario, which, given last week's lamentable performance, makes a strange kind of sense. General Clark is merely an unwitting "stalking horse", designed to weaken both Dean and Bush just enough to enable the Democrats' real white knight to jump in: waiting in the wings, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Sunday, September 21, 2003
Me, I've been here two years and I've already learnt to acknowledge the real owners of the land on which I live -- when I wire them the rent every fortnight!
Not surprisingly, we didn't encounter much resistance.