Troops accused of murder

I agree with Doug. This video is worth watching. But it must be watched very carefully. The video shows Iraqi men, some of them armed, being gunned down by an

Fictional Vietnams

Yesterday, the NY Times Book Review devoted its cover to a pair of novels about the war in Vietnam. One dates back to the war itself: Karl Marlantes’s first novel,

A balanced view of Obama

The New Yorker recently ran a profile of Italian cashmere magnate Brunello Cucinelli. [Subscription only] There is much to admire both in his entrepreneurial spirit and his concern for his

Pharoah, let your people go!

Apropo of Passover, the New Yorker takes a look at the state of tyranny in Egypt. [Subscription required] President Hosni Mubarak is 82 and his health is deteriorating. Mubarak has

Killing Afghan Civilians

Kathy titled her recent post Afghan Civilians Still Being Killed By US Troops in Shockingly High Numbers. She observed, McChrystal’s ground troops are wantonly killing innocent civilians who, by McChrystal’s