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February 02, 2005
The Silence

This is kind of the problem. I've taken to writing blog entries, then holding them over until the next day. When I look at most of them, they don't seem to be about anything substantial. Or even important, sometimes.

One of the things that occurred to me during The Big Hiatus was that there's no real point in yet another blog cherrypicking the rounds of the daily headlines. And, unlike many of you, I haven't selected a primary soapbox platform and I don't have "expertise" in anything political/cultural/historical. I don't bring anything unique or particularly learned to my perspective on the news. So I'm not blogging as often.


I keep mulling over Bush's inauguration speech threat to bring some more democracy to the world and I've been scanning world maps, looking for a country smaller and less-protected than Iraq that we can invade to distract the world's opinion from the mess we've made in Iraq. No luck so far. There are smaller Middle-Eastern countries, but most of them have big, mean neighbors who would object to us pulling up a tank brigade and making ourselves at home. I'll keep looking.

I know Condi used to be a hotshot in the whole Soviet-Cold War area of interest. Maybe we'll find ourselves looking at former Soviet countries again?

If all else fails, we could always invade Haiti again. They're having another election, and the new government might look at us funny or something. Not that anyone cares about Haiti.

Posted by AnneZook at 01:44 PM


Don't give up so easily, Anne. There are places right here in our hemisphere that we might be looking to pay an unannounced visit to in the near future. Take a look at:


Posted by: Dr. Fallon at February 2, 2005 03:31 PM

Unless we can claim Haiti as a threat to our security, it won't fit their master narrative. We could send "advisors" to Mexico to help put down Chiapas.... or there's a few socialist leaders further south, one of which has substantial oil capacity....

Wait. Why are we giving them ideas?

Posted by: Jonathan Dresner at February 3, 2005 01:06 AM

Heh. I don't think we're giving them ideas. Just playing a game of "Pin the Tail On the Next Target."

Posted by: Anne at February 3, 2005 09:07 AM