AFTER-WORD Thursday, December 02, 2004

  • Former CIA Director William "Slam Dunk" Tenet, originally a Clinton appointee, wants government to seize control of the Internet:
    "I know that these actions will be controversial in this age when we still think the Internet is a free and open society with no control or accountability," he told an information-technology security conference in Washington, "but ultimately the Wild West must give way to governance and control."
    At Tenet's request, the press was locked out of the conference.

  • I'm one of a cast of bloggers guesting for Erick Erickson at Confessions of a Political Junkie while he's in DC for a conference. My shot concerns France, Britain, and Germany declaring victory for having tamed Iran without U.S. help. It's called: "Put Your Hands Together for Europe!" (Their "victory" in Iran is a lot like the Clinton/Mitchell "peace plans" for the Middle East and Northern Ireland.)

  • I'm listening to Sergei Prokofiev's Symphony no. 7. He was a genius, and of that there is no doubt, but like any Soviet, he needs his apologists to tell us that he was really criticizing the Soviet Union when he pretended to be extolling it. Part of me would love to believe this. Of course, I never had to live under Joe Stalin. (Or George "Slam Dunk" Tenet, but the comparison is childish.)


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