Just stuff about life, politics, and my disposition in general....
Reading Mr. Schoenfeld's article reminds me of John le Carré's books. Mr.Smiley is sorely needed.When 9/11 happened, my first thought, thru the horror of it all, was: "USA slept". My second thought: "Clinton let USA sleep."Amazing that an agency can't get rid of a dangerous body (Scheur) because it's safer to keep him in than kick him out. Puzzling world...Mr.Smiley:"We've given up far too many freedoms in order to be free. Now we've got to take them back." (The Secret Pilgrim: John le Carré)
I love Le Carree's Smiley, and have copies of all his books, although they have become less enjoyable as he has become more and more negative. What was a joy has beconme a chore. I sometimes think he has stayed too long.As to losing "freedoms," the only freedoms that I see us as having lost is to the politically correct crowd of the Left. Most of these can be taken back by simply ignoring them, such as calling Hussein, Hussein.
"bin Laden determined to strike"..............That was ignored when WHO? was President?