Friday, December 15, 2006

Hero of the Right

Throughout our history, there have always been spirited debates about what our country's responsibilities are or should be — even back in the very early days of the Revolution. Indeed, there's been a lively debate in every decade of my adult life — throughout the Cold War, before. And to be sure, there is heated debate today.
Many of you may be aware that I keep a photograph on my desk under glass. It's a satellite image taken at night of the Korean peninsula. And I think they're going to put one up, if they have one.
It's powerful.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

For cryMRU...

A great quote by one of my favorite bloggers, Joel Johannesen of
My own topic heading reminded me of the old Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (the U.S.S.R., now better know by its constituent parts like Russia and the Ukraine), and how (through their state-run media) they kept explaining to their people and to the world their economic failure, year after year for over 75 years, as being a result of “crop failures” and “poor weather for harvesting crops” and such. Deception worked very well for them in many ways, before President Ronald Reagan finally won the cold war and an entire nation literally collapsed as it should have.
"Crop faiures" and "poor weather" has harvested banner years of North Korean food aid, eh cryMRU...