Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Accidently smelly feet

You know the National Press Club addresses are wasted on the likes of me. Too few people with too little to do at midday on a Wednesday.
Today's was particularly good.David Kilcullen: Author And Guerrilla Warfare Expert giving us some pretty incisive analysysi of what is really going on in Iraq, Iran adn Afghanistan. I am not sure if you can see it on the web but it's worth tracking down.
(here's a former interview on Lateline)
His book The Accidental Guerilla (reviewed here) offers piercing critique, or so it seems to me, of the difference in warmongering policy and the policy of reasserting stable governance. Is it likely, he asked, that American lawmakers are going to to move to scale down war efforts when thousands of jobs in their electorates are dependent on weapons manufacture. He at least is askign the questions. I hope they get more airing

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