WARBLOGGING

If you want an up-to-date compendium of the latest war news from conventional sources, go to Command Post. Or to Google news. I’ve also found that The Scotsman is a very good, hardhitting but not sensational paper.

If you want the latest in the Arsenal of Democracy’s gadgets, always consult the Bunny. Her joint is hoppin’.

For translations of Al Jazeera’s propaganda, go to Ribbity Blog, an Israeli who is fluent in many dialects of Arabic.

If you want to know how the war is going, don’t come here. Because I don’t know any more than you do.

I think it is a bit funny for Americans — I mean, those in America, not in the field — to claim the mantle of warblogger. What are we? Civilians telling other civilians what we are watching on television. You’ve got your own remotes.

Lynn is right; I’m going to join her in not adding to the chatter.

But I do have a recommendation: read No Cameras, a good blog written by a Dutchman living in Olympia, Washington. He’s got an excellent post about the forces being deployed in Iraq, the whys and the wherefores, and in general runs an informative, analytical blog.

He’s very pro-UN; if the UN consisted of countries like the Netherlands, I’d agree with him.

Mrs. No Cameras is one of the Evergreen alums who wrote me about….that subject.

Anybody who writes: “If history—especially that of the Cold War—teaches us anything, it’s that peace (if we take peace to simply mean “the absence of armed conflict”) and justice have an annoying tendency of being mutually exclusive” deserves to be read on a regular basis. That’s audacious thinking. It’s also right. I like it. It’s always such a pleasure to stumble across an observant, analytical mind!

I’ll be adding No Cameras to the blogroll soon.

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