December 7, 2006

Does Robert Kaplan Read Big Lizards?

Hatched by Dafydd

Robert Kaplan, author of the seminal book Imperial Grunts, completely agrees with the Big Lizards take on the ISG report.

He agrees on both the good, such as the fact that many of the 79 recommendations are Bush policies that the Democrats have been fighting for years; and the bad, such as James Baker's peculiar belief that we can talk the Iranians into helping stabilize Iraq as a democracy because, after all, "the Humungus is a reasonable man."

In fact, Kaplan agrees so much about the report -- even using nearly identical phrases to describe it -- that were it not for my firm conviction that we're a flea on the hair on the wart on the frog on the bump on the log in the hole in the bottom of the sea compared to someone like Robert Kaplan, I would wonder whether he had actually read our two posts!

But we are, so he didn't. Ne'ertheless, he still agrees; two thoughts with but a single mind between them, or however that expression goes. And if you don't believe me, just read the transcript of Kaplan's interview on Hugh Hewitt, whenever Duane puts it up on Hugh's transcript archive page.

That that, Hugh.

Hatched by Dafydd on this day, December 7, 2006, at the time of 4:34 PM

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The following hissed in response by: Big D

"the Humungus is a reasonable man."

Bwaaaaahahaaahaaa. You made my day. But the actual quote was:

"Alright, alright, I'll talk to this Humungus, I'm sure he's a reasonable man, open to negotiation!"

But you were paraphrasing.

Funny how so much of what is happening now resembles the Road Warrior. Civilization besieged by barbarians. But perhaps we can negotiate our way out, hmmmm? Yeah. Let me know how that works out.

The above hissed in response by: Big D [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 8, 2006 10:07 AM

The following hissed in response by: KarmiCommunist

Off topic: Sorry; however, humble me has been up for over 60 hours, and am too tired to search for the “Ponderous Ponders” post to reply to again. During roughly 50 of those waking hours, Insane swamp hermit me has “hit” Big Lizards approximately 600+ times. Would’ve been more “hits”, but it took a day to add 10 new ISP’s, to add 10 phone lines, to buy 10 more computers to go with the satellite ISP and computer that i already had.

i may fall asleep soon, so am trying to get this offzzZZZzzzzzZZZZ...ooops! Rough math at this point, but i’m thinking that this new setup can kick out about 500+ “hits” in 24 hours, and 3,500+ “hits” in a week if i can make it automated in order to cover my sleeping hours. With automation would come an opportunity to start my own business, and buying advertising space on Big Lizards. i’m working on a name for the business as i type this...something like “Karmi’s Internet Hit Man Service” to speak.

zzzzzzzZzZZzzzZZZZZ!?! Ooops! Some tweaking of costs, more research, and 5,000 “hits” in a 24 hour period might bring an end to my ditch digging days (i’m not complaining, they have been good to humble me). Heck, i suspect that MSM has been doing such for decadeszzzzzzzzzzzzZZZzZzzZZZZZ...ooops! Will end and send, since this “hit” looks like my last for some hours...


The above hissed in response by: KarmiCommunist [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 8, 2006 2:52 PM

The following hissed in response by: KarmiCommunist

PS. Naps are nice, and i am back.

The above hissed in response by: KarmiCommunist [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 8, 2006 6:40 PM

The following hissed in response by: MegaTroopX

It might be an interesting book, but that title is a no-go.

America has about as much in common with Empire as Mexico has in common with the Mayans.

An empire of the mind, maybe.

The above hissed in response by: MegaTroopX [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 9, 2006 9:33 AM

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