Thursday, July 27, 2006

Quote of the Day

I start back on my post-vacation blogging to note that ol' Rummy hasn't changed a bit-

Q: Is the country [Iraq] closer to a civil war?

SEC. RUMSFELD: Oh, I don't know. You know, I thought about that last night, and just musing over the words, the phrase, and what constitutes it. If you think of our Civil War, this is really very different. If you think of civil wars in other countries, this is really quite different. There is - there is a good deal of violence in Baghdad and two or three other provinces, and yet in 14 other provinces there's very little violence or numbers of incidents. So it's a - it's a highly concentrated thing. It clearly is being stimulated by people who would like to have what could be characterized as a civil war and win it, but I'm not going to be the one to decide if, when or at all.

That's for the Decider to figure out, I guess.

Go back to sleep, Rummy. You can't do us any harm that way.

[Related- Sectarian break-up of Iraq is now inevitable, admit officials (The Independent)]

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

I Have Returned

I have returned from San Diego...

...Did I miss anything in the news? [*checks news sites*]


I'm going back to bed for a while.