Saturday, March 15, 2008

Politics of Extortion

On March 15, as part of the New Diplomacy, my government “made” me create a website called the Politics of Extortion. Over the next few months, I would be busy writing articles for that website. Most of those articles explained why the Bush administration sucked, and so in one of the final articles I told everyone to vote for Obama.

Whoops.

Sorry about that.

My government made me do it.

Really.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The Man Between War and Peace

On March 5, Esquire published an interview with William Fallon, who at that time was in charge of U.S. Central Command. In the interview, Esquire asked him if the return of Benazir Bhutto to Pakistan would improve the situation there. In response, Fallon shook his head and said, “Better forget that.”

Less than two months later, Bhutto was assassinated. Based on Fallon’s response, it appears that America knew Bhutto would be assassinated.