bonus question: given the potential cost of global warming climate change, what confidence level is the trigger point?
"Orhan Pamuk, the winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature, is much better known in this country than many recent winners, because most of his books have actually been published and widely reviewed here. It also does not hurt that he recently got himself in political hot water in his native Turkey and then became a cause célèbre.the armenian genocide sure is in the news a lot these days.
In a 2005 interview with a Swiss magazine, Mr. Pamuk talked about the mass killings of Armenians by the Ottomans in 1915, something Turkey still does not acknowledge, and soon found himself accused of “insulting Turkish identity.” The charges were eventually dropped, but only after the case attracted so much international protest and publicity that it proved embarrassing to the Turkish government."
* yorkshire-ranter says there will be no war with iran this year and that the Eisenhower's movement is routine. Lindorff has argued that the key is whether Enterprise actually sets sail for home.
"As TBogg once said…… no one is going to get a blogging Pulitzer for being the fastest to post what they just saw and heard on the TV."* josh:
"The weak link may be Palmer's oddly broad and ambiguous denial of Fordham's account. Last week he said simply: "What Kirk Fordham said did not happen."* ron:
If you want to get squirrelly about, that might simply mean that it didn't happen in precisely the way Fordham said it. Maybe Fordham says they spoke in person when Fordham remembers them speaking on the phone. In other words, it may really be a classic non-denial denial.
In the real world, though, if he's lying, he's done and so is Hastert. It's just a matter of who gets to them first, the investigators or the voters."
Condoleezza Rice asks, "Does anybody really believe that somebody would have walked into my office and said, oh, by the way, there's a chance of a major attack against the United States and I would have said, well, I'm really not interested in that information?""