Archive | June 18, 2013

Michael Hastings, R.I.P.

The great journalist Michael Hastings was killed in a car accident today. He was both thoughtful and tough – a rare combination. The following line, from an email slugfest he had with a State Department spokesman covering up Benghazi, deserves to be in Bartlett’s Quotations: “Why don’t you give answers that aren’t bullshit for a […]

Continue Reading

Butcher of Belgrade Offers Tips for Syria

The New York Times op-ed page has a piece by retired General Wesley Clark headlined: “To Get a Truce, Be Ready to Escalate.” The Times summarizes Clark’s wisdom: “The threat of force might get talks over Syria moving, as it did in Kosovo.” Clark opines as if the military campaign which he headed was a […]

Continue Reading