Friday, May 30, 2003

This mornning on NPR: Homeland security is robbing Peter to pay Paul. Money earmarked by Congress for port security is being redirected to airports. Patty Murray, who fought for the money to begin with, is now fighting to get it reinstated. And Gen. Eric Shinseki's statement before the invasion of Iraq that 200,000 troops would be needed after the big fights ended- and which Rummy mocked- is in the news almost every day. Soldiers are tired and want to go home. Families are frustrated. Again, what Joan Didion in the NY Review called "Fixed Ideas" rule the day. Rumsfeld is preoccupied with the idea of victory. He's a rationalist and a conceptualist. And an idiot.
More of the same from London.

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