Month: September 2001

CIA unprepared

Scary prescient article in The Atlantic 2 months ago. A former senior Near East Division operative says, “The CIA probably doesn’t have a single truly qualified Arabic-speaking officer of Middle Eastern background who can play a believable Muslim fundamentalist who

Time Asia on Koizumi

Jenny berated me this weekend for not updataing my weblog so here I am, almost a month since my last update. Interesting Time Asia piece on Koizumi. I don’t know why the ladies of Japan would be into him once