-The Saudi royals want to allow elections???
*checks to see if sky is falling*
-AP: Now we know the timetable expected
for Iraqi elections...or rather the timetable for a timetable.
At least it's progress. Daylight is coming....
Speaking of Iraq: anyone else notice that the news about the remnants of the war have been almost exclusively about Baghdad & Tikrit? As big as Iraq is, and the media can't think to look anywhere else? Either they're lazy or they've shifted from the agenda of sucking up and sanitizing coverage that they took on when the war started to the strategy of "all bad news, all the time". Ratings, ratings, ratings...
-Washington Times: Our lack of preparedness in terms of translators may be the reason we're finding saboteurs in the ranks
Hmm...noticed something in this article, tell me if I'm seeing things:
Beyond the Defense Department, the interpreter shortage within the American intelligence agencies was well documented in December 2002 when a joint report filed by the Senate Select and House Permanent Select committees on intelligence found that before September 11 the intelligence community had "a readiness level of only 30 percent in the most critical terrorism-related languages."
How can a language be "terrorism-related"? Really, think about it for a moment.