Frankly, I would have pegged George W. Bush—whose awareness of his own weaknesses is one of his more attractive traits—as just about the last person in the world who would try this literary jujitsu. But in his own narrative of his own war (the one in Iraq), he has done it. If you trace the concept of “victory” in his remarks on Iraq, and those of subordinates, you discover a war that was won three and a half years ago, and today has barely started.
Bush’s backpedaling on the war in Iraq. By Michael Kinsley – Slate Magazine.
These military lawyers understand that when you ask human beings to kill other human beings, rules of decency are required. War does not erase the line between legal and illegal killings, legal and illegal acts—war accentuates it. Establishing and policing that line becomes even more important when your client is the one likely to cross it.
What administration lawyers could learn from military lawyers. By Richard Schragger – Slate Magazine.
Using technology most likely supplied by Iran, special Hezbollah teams monitored the constantly changing radio frequencies of Israeli troops on the ground. That gave guerrillas a picture of Israeli movements, casualty reports and supply routes. It also allowed Hezbollah anti-tank units to more effectively target advancing Israeli armor, according to the officials.
Hezbollah cracked the code – Newsday.com.
Love this site – has all sorts of interesting stuff about rootkit and other nefarious behavior.
Time to get a new passport, before the RFID ones make you wide open to identity theft.
Bruce Schneier – The ID Chip You Don’t Want in Your Passport – washingtonpost.com.