Archive for November 26th, 2006

North America - What the U.S. Army has learned in Iraq

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

>> IHT

While U.S. politicians from both political parties spin out their versions of Iraqs that should have been, could have been and just maybe still might be, the U.S. Army has taken on a far more useful project: figuring out why the Bush administration’s military plans worked out so badly and drawing lessons for future conflicts.

Europe - The ruinously expensive folly of this mad five-ring circus

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

>> Guardian

Tony Blair was seduced by the idea of the Olympics just as he was by the dome. This is turning into an even bigger disaster.

In the time that it takes you to read to the end of this sentence, the cost of the London Olympics will have risen by another billion pounds. Worse, I have no idea whether that is an exaggeration or an underestimate of the soaring bill for staging the Games.