"There was probably no way to know about the absence of Iraqi weapons." James Woolsey served as President Clinton's Director of Central Intelligence from 1993 to 1995. You can read the rest of his comments on Iraq and WMD online.
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Al Roker, weatherman and host of NBC's The Today Show, wears and endorses Crizal Alize spectacle lenses.
My first OptiBoard signature was LensCrafters' Worst Nightmare ...next a photo of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld ... and then it changed again. Like many Americans, I owe all that I am to the influence of TV and the movie industry. The reasons that I have made over seventy posts related to or inspired by current events in Iraq and Afghanistan are probably the same reasons that the six widely acclaimed feature length motion pictures "Apocalypse Now", "The Bridge Over the River Kwai", "Lawrence of Arabia", "The Great Escape", "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold" and the original 1962 "Manchurian Candidate" are always somewhere near the top of what passes for a mind. And it's statements like this one, perhaps, that have prompted one of OptiBoard's most prolific posters to address me on occasion as Rinsel Tinsel. Sounds like ...
NASA selected Silhouette Titan Minimal Art Eyewear for use by Orbiter flight crews.
... a nickname I could have acquired during the days of pickup softball games at the summer playground, which segues nicely into my next act of public confession: I follow Major League Baseball, especially the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox. Born in St. Louis. College near Boston. I've seen the game played in the Seattle KingDome (since demolished), Dodger Stadium, SBC Park and Candlestick Park before that, the Oakland Colosseum, Fenway Park and of course, Busch Stadium. It's two weeks into September of 2004. The Red Sox are looking good for the American League Wild Card slot. The Cardinals have the best record in baseball.
The Detroit Tigers look for al-Sahaf to work out of the bullpen ... has been tough on left-handed hitters ... has a sharp breaking curveball and a very deceptive changeup.
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Flying dinosaurs now thought to be as big as an F-14 Tomcat!
Anheuser-Busch pulls plug on popular MP3 audio downloads
Real Men of Genius
Power from the tides
Stepped up "Hearts and Minds" campaign in Afghanistan
Aerial photograph of some Muslim "holy ground"
Renewable energy from petroleum?
Bert Bin Laden?
Coming to a U.S. bombsight near you ...?
Seymour Hersh on national security issues in The New Yorker magazine
The Blue Max
Weekend at Bernie's
Wewelsburg: Castle of Evil
Beam me up! USAF Teleportation Study
The bells of Oxford
The Dynamic Duo
Hitler's anatomy and a bridge in Thailand
No "hum bridge" was taken!
It was one of those old "Viking" funerals ...
Your Mother wears ARMY boots!
Traffic and weather, together
MSNBC Countdown anchor Keith Olbermann
The Great Karnak
"Back to the Future"
John Kerry and Jacques "Iraq" in OptiBoard country
Air Force's dream, Homeland Security's nightmare
Do not send for whom the bell TOLLS (part two)
Do not send for whom the bell TOLLS (part one)
Ah feels yo pain
Most Wanted Iraqis playing cards: You never count your Iraqis when you're sittin' at the table!
Deconstruction before reconstruction
"My shark is better than your shark"
Shanbaum responds to "Urgent from CENTCOM"
Urgent from CENTCOM
On the Sunni Side of the Street
Half (of) a dozen
My political compass may be MAGNETICALLY deviated ...
Like a bridge over troubled water
Someday this war's gonna end ...
No plan survives contact with the enemy
Post after post, with no bitter aftertaste
Sounds like a PLAN to me!
I've got the answer!
Rummy is no dummy
CENTCOM's famous deck of Fifty-Two Most Wanted Iraqis Playing Cards: The King of Clubs is still at large.
Money talks: OpEd from the Wall Street Journal
Ask a simple question, get a simple answer
The M-16 is a marvelous gun
mrba cracks me up!
I never thought I'd ever say "jumped the shark"
CENTCOM sees all, hears all, knows all
Fifteen Minutes of Fame
COALITION JEOPARDY debuts on Armed Forces TV
... knows the difference between a Full House and a Royal Flush.
"The Road to Kandahar" sounds like another of those old Bob Hope movies (The Road to Morocco; The Road to Singapore ...). In reality, it's the first chapter of Jeffrey Kramses's The Rumsfeld Way: A National Bestseller when it hit the bookstores in 2002.
CENTCOM "We want to talk to you"
Are you ready for some dessert?
OpEd: The U.N. Way Vs. The Rumsfeld Way
Over the edge
Look Who's Talking
One of us may get tired, but neither of us is likely to WIN!
CENTCOM's top general, Tommy Franks, made a point of referring to the U.N. Oil For Food Program as "Saddam's Oil For PALACES Program."
Jana Lewis on "W": A crack-up!
Post Script to realpolitik-lite
You could have seen it coming
Minding your "N"s and "Q"s
"George Tenet has some openings coming up: I'm trying to remember what I did with his phone number."
Cut the good doctor some slack!
Coalition of the Willing signs up replacement for Philippines
"Why man, he doth bestride the narrow world like a Colossus." (Excerpt from Rumsfeld redux.)
RX for Victory
A fellow of infinite jest
optispares reacts to "After seven innings, I'm still pitching a shutout"
After seven innings, I'm still pitching a shutout
Protecting OptiBoard from Multiple User Identity Attacks
More rinselberg posts can be found at RadioFreeRinsel and RinselWorld.
al-Sahaf: When the facts are known, the public supports the mission.
Finally, my OptiBoard Poster Signature: Accept no substitutes!