Monday, September 18, 2006

Monday notes

TWR is in New York today, and will be attending an event this afternoon in honor of Pakistan's president Pervez Musharraf.

Two points from last week's conference on Iran hosted by the New America Foundation.

First, enjoyed Chris Preble's use of the name "Chalabi" as a verb, that is, to be "Chalabied" (misled by an opposition leader hoping to use American power to achieve his own ends).

Second, some reports have stated that participants opposed the use of force as an option. I actually took no position; my point was that all courses of action have costs (there are no 'no-cost' solutions) and have to be carefully assessed.

The conference on Iran was quite good (including your presentation). I think my only complaint beyond George Soros was Harry Reid. Honestly, if the Dems want to be serious on Foreign Policy/Security issues, one would think that they could begin by being serious at an event devoted to what the U.S. is going to do about Iran.

Does Harry Reid realize that none of us will be voting for him this year?!! Not that he needs our votes to begin with.
Agree on Reid. I was waiting for him to throw in the minimum wage. Didn't seem prepared to offer anything substantive on the topic at all.
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