June 6th, 2007


Now this is more like it.

Ganked from Cobb.
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Not so much, really; as a scientist I'm a miserable flop and realized early on that I was never going to make it as a naval architect or an officer in the Chemical Corps. I'm also not that vain, as anyone who's seen my clothes closet can testify.
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Reasons for silence

D-Ring wants to know why everyone but the milbloggers is talking about retired LGen Ricardo Sanchez' recent speech in San Antonio. Perhaps the answer lies in his take on the general's speech:
One would think that when a former commander of troops in Iraq publicly says that the U.S. has lost the war and should cut its losses...
Problem is, I don't see how you can interpret the speech that way. On the one hand, General Sanchez talks about "staving off defeat", but on the other hand he pops off with this line:
"It's also kind of important for us to answer the question, 'What is victory?', and at this point I'm not sure America really knows what victory is."

Now, God knows I'm no general, but it seems pretty obvious to me that like Korea and Vietnam, victory in Iraq is defined as not losing.
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So when you come right down to it, the reason none of the milbloggers are talking about the speech is because there's really nothing to talk about. Not that D-Ring ever provides a link to prove his point about milbloggers avoiding the topic, mind you.
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Technical notes

Well, the annoying interlude of having to e-mail my posts home and manually edit the time stamps is over, and my ability to post from work restored. Yay.

On the other hand, there's apparently a buttload of music missing (or possibly misfiled) on the external drive. I was bemused to discover that somehow the tracks I ripped from the Tom Petty greatest hits compilation had gotten crossfiled into the Devo folder, and vice versa. So I should probably take a look at that later in the week, along with excising the crappy AMVs that are taking up space there so I can add more music after defragging the drive.
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