Tuesday, June 19, 2012



Told ya so.

These are the facts [if you ask Michael Yon, Michael Totten, Bill Roggio, J.D. Johannes]:

By summer of 2008 the Iraq war was essentially over.   Under President G.W. Bush and Gen David Petraeus, the Iraqi/American alliance had won.

The next step was to win the peace.  Under President Barack Obama and an incoherent foreign policy based on publicly trumpeted premature evacuation, the Iraqi/skedaddling-American alliance is in the process of losing.

Everyone who was actually there knows that the job was left unfinished.  And it takes no great crystal balls to predict that we may well have to return and clean up our mess.

Told ya so.
Unnecessary Factoid Report 
[results of further internet dumpster diving]:

"Operation Demographic Balance" gets an even bigger boost from Sherlock's detective inspectoriffic.  Dreamy actor Rupert Graves has 5, count 'em, FIVE children!  Dude!  What an excellent investment of DNA.  (And I don't know about you, ladies, but I am diggin' the silver-streaked glory of his Lestradean middle years.)

Apropos of  absolutely nothing:  you win the refrigerator, the knife set, and Jeopardy Home Game if you can guess the identity of this fair damsel:

[hint:  Oooooh, some sharp looker, eh, old bean?]