Archive for March 22nd, 2011

March 22, 2011

Too Tired To Blog X5

by Vince

Here is a bunch of goodies for ya that I just stumbled upon while spending ten minutes in my reader.

  1. Above, an info graphic guideline for having a rational discussion.
  2. A new app for Gmail, ActiveInbox, is worth checking out for the Gmail lovers out there.
  3. Ever wonder how many bones of other people Steven Seagal has broken in his movies?
  4. The history of the world in 100 seconds.
  5. A stop-motion video covering a 24 day, 2,000 picture trip.
  6. Mike Drane found a neat new blog on lost (and maybe new?) states.
  7. Ben Harper’s new album Give til it’s gone comes out in May and is worth peeping his single Rock and Rock is Free.
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March 22, 2011

Ranking Our Foreign Priorities

by Vince

Jeffrey Goldberg gives a great top 7 analysis.

March 22, 2011

What are we doing?

by Vince

Charles Krauthammer (usually a war hawk) has some good words for our new war in Libya:

I would simply say the United States is not omnipotent. If we were, we would be everywhere, and we would be consistent, and we would stop every slaughter on the planet, and we would be in the Congo right now. And why aren’t we in the Ivory Coast? Ivory Coast had an election, the dictator lost the election, he refused to accept the other side, he’s been shooting people in the streets. I mean, where are we going to go with this? I think you have to have two things in order to act. You have to have a moral justification, you’re protecting slaughter, maybe preventing a genocide. But you also have to have a strategic rationale. Otherwise, we will spend ourselves into penury, into destitution, and into very great sorrow by deploying all over the world. So I mean, it seems to me we have to be extremely hard-headed as well as idealistic about this. You have to have a moral rationale and a strategic one. If you only have one and not the other, you don’t act.

H/T: Andrew Sullivan