A quick look around.
- Captain Ed notes that the Oil for Food scandal in the UN isn't the only one that might involve nepotism and payoffs.
- Hugh Hewitt interviews a Gitmo soldier, now returned to the States. Money quote: Hugh: "Are you proud of the way your men conducted themselves vis-a-vis these prisoners?" Pete: "Absolutely. I mean, you've got guys from New jersey who were just, you know, minutes away from the Towers when the fell, who knew family members who died that day. And the professionalism with which they conducted themselves around men who may have been involved in those attacks was extraordinary." John Hinderaker at Power Line gives some background. "I would only add the the soldier, Pete, was the valedictorian of his high school class, graduated from Princeton, and now serves with the New Jersey National Guard."
- Norman Geras wants people to understand the difference between avoidable mistakes due to circumstances that should have been anticipated, and those which cannot be foreseen given the scope of a major project.
- Bridget Johnson notes that some great movie quotes were missing from the AFI's list of 100. I like her list much better - it starts by quoting Bluto (Belushi) in Animal House.
- One More: Stephen Green with a healthy coherent rant on why we should absolutely not be naming an exit date or timetable for Iraq. (hat tip: Bill at INDC Journal)
UPDATE: Okay, another one.
- Iowahawk guest blogger Sen. Dick Durbin writes about what he's been going through lately. He seems to be having trouble comprehending what everyone's so upset about.
- And the Nazi/Gulag/Pol Pot thing? Okay, I admit maybe that was a bit over the top, but really when you think about it, you have to admit there was probably a lot of trouser-soilings going on in the death camps too, and if you think that this poor Guantanamo guy was any less embarrassed because his guards were American soldiers and not the Khmer Rouge, well, seig heil, Captain Jesusland von Patriot.