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Seeing Karzai, thinking Diem

I understand the sentiment in an anti-Karzai campaign, but I find it kind of creepy, reminding me of turning on President Diem, which turned out to be a bad move.

Btw, can you guess what Abdullah Abdullah's favorite band is?

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3,456 pornographic images at Gettysburg?

I know that human flesh and minds are weak, and I am also a first amendment fundamentalist. Even so, my stomach turns at the revelation that the superintendent of the Gettysburg National Military Park was a porn fiend on his official computer. I mean, this is the home of Pickett's Charge, of Chamberlain and the 20th Maine at Little Round Top, and one of Lincoln's most stirring speeches. It also is where my wife and I had our first great date on a quiet, chilly November day about 30 years ago. We had a lovely picnic at the high water mark of the Confederacy.

I hope he gets re-assigned to Guam or something.

Flickr user: David C. Foster