Daily Archives: July 15, 2008

The Statesman and the General

The news came late in the day on Tuesday, July 15, and it was moderately startling:    In a break with past Bush administration policy, a top U.S. diplomat will for the first time join colleagues from other world powers … Continue reading

Posted in American Empire, Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Diplomacy, Foreign Policy, Iran, Iraq, McCain, Military versus Civilian Control, Neoconservate Thought, Obama, Project for the New American Century (PNAC), Statesmanship, The Military Mind, The War Lover | 1 Comment

Fireworks Bungled

Our Man in Paris, Rick Erickson, editor of MetropoleParis, was, last Wednesday, getting prepared, photographically, for Bastille Day – the plan was to get some fireworks shots, or at least some snazzy summer-nights-in-Paris shots. Over the JUST ABOVE SUNSET photography … Continue reading

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