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Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Blasts from the past

I was purging some old emails just now, one of those tasks you really should do more often than you do (at least if "you"="me"). With countless articles filling the press these days about plans to attack Iran, I thought this one was rather interesting:
Israel readies forces for strike on nuclear Iran

Israel's armed forces have been ordered by Ariel Sharon, the prime minister, to be ready by the end of March for possible strikes on secret uranium enrichment sites in Iran, military sources have revealed.
No, Ariel Sharon hasn't awakened from his coma; the date on that article was December 11, 2005.

Then there was this:

After months of trying unsuccessfully to develop a common message on the war in Iraq, Democratic Party leaders are beginning to coalesce around a broad plan to begin a quick withdrawal of US troops and install them elsewhere in the region.
That one was dated February 20, 2006. We're still waiting either for that "quick withdrawal" or even for that Democratic Party "coalescence."

As I've written before, whenever possible, I try to focus my reading on actual news, not on speculation about what might be news sometime in the future. Because "might" just as often means "might not."

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