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From our official Iraq Weapons Guy: Former U.N. Weapons Inspector Tim McCarthy:

All of us who were doing inspections in Iraq — the first time! — know
that his Excellency’s real nickname is “Sid”. Incidentally, the Germans
on our team used to call him “Karl Heinz” (apparently, akin to calling him
“Joe Smith”).

Daylight Savings Time



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A reader: “One senses a
sadistic government trimming another precious hour from the time allotted
to complete tax returns.”

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Re: Stalingrad



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Very interesting, but I’d give that only a 10% chance. No matter when they come out, they still have to deal with every jet jock in the western world, and they’re neither tired out nor disarmed by expenditure of things that go BOOM. And Stalingrad was 62 years ago. Times they are a changin’

Web Briefing: October 25, 2014

Saddam’s Sons Alive?



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Landed!



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First U.S. military plane has landed at Baghdad International. (CNN)

Saddam’s Stalingrad Strategy?



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Why Are We At War?



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All-Front War



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John Podhoretz provides a little perspective and takes some of the armchair-general pundit/journalists task.

Romancing The Guerilla War



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A Very Unfortunate



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and inconviente incident: a Russian convoy gets hit.

Crime Pays



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If you live in Pennsylvania and attend the University of Maryland, you’ll pay out-of-state tuition. But if you’re an illegal alien, you’ll get the in-state rate, under a piece of legislation that looks like it’s about to become law.

Bloom



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I have to say, I didn’t know him personally, but as one who has been stuck to the television since the war began, he was doing great frontline work–for which I was grateful. More than once, I thought what a great book would undoubtedly come of this assignment for him. As with the Kellys–and everyone else, of course, who has died during the course of the war–the Bloom family is in our prayers.

More Awful News



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Damn Daylight Savings Time...



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But here’s a question Derb would probably know the answer to: why did most of the world change their clocks last week, but we didn’t? Sounds metric-like.

Marines Attack Terrorist Camp



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Bernard Lewis On Why No Quick Embrace



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A Regime Change in The Classroom



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Wow



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Egyptian cleric scolds Saddam for not taking exile. Though he also has more typical words for us.

Under The Hotel



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A reader writes:

On the Batchelor & Alexander show on 77-WABC on Friday night (before today’s attack), a guest with intelligence connections said that the Ministry of Information broadcasts are being conducted in a basement under the Palestine Hotel. Coincidence?

I repeat this only because this is not the first time I’ve heard this. And it makes perfect sense. One wonders if the U.N. weapons inspectors checked the Palestine hotel.

Saturday-Night Perspective



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A military-minded friend sends this perspective observation:


Just finished watching “Battle of the Bulge” on the History Channel (for about the 50th time) and a couple of things struck me:

The scene where the Germans backed the trucks up to the corralled GI prisoners and killed them in cold blood. was very Sadaam-like it seemed.

The battle took 44 days!!! Could you imagine if Eisenhower was held to the same standard as Franks and the boys are today? Operation Iraqi Freedom has clearly, for anyone without an agenda, been a remarkable military success thus far.

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