This is just a place where I say things I happen to be thinking about; which is a lot... but I'm really quite terrible at blogging. i make blog software more often than I write blog posts. And stuff... and junk.
A minor announcement, for anyone who appreciate dwarf fortress; this newly initialized repo will contain my (and perhaps your?) added content. This particular edition will retain only mostly-accurate and/or fitting content… if you want to get truly bizarre with yours, feel free to steal this as a basis for starting your own =)
Wolfowitz, as deputy secretary of defense from 2001 to 2005, was one of the chief visionaries and supporters of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. And he got just about everything wrong, from the cost of the war to the presence of WMD. And he doesn’t particularly care. In an interview with the Sunday Times last March, Wolfowitz made the argument that even though they got it wrong on WMD in 2003, everything they said was happening (but wasn’t) would likely have happened later. “We would very likely either have had to go through this whole scenario all over but probably with higher costs for having delayed, or we’d be in a situation today where not only Iran was edging towards nuclear weapons but so was Iraq and also Libya.”
What price did Wolfowitz pay for his part in the biggest American foreign policy disaster of that last generation? George Bush nominated him to the presidency of the World Bank. While at the World Bank he violated ethics rules and caused a scandal that paralyzed the institution. He was forced to resign after governments around the world called for him to be fired.
Everything Paul Wolfowitz has touched in the last decade has turned into an international catastrophe. And yet there he was on “Meet the Press” this weekend, asked to offer his take on what to do now that the rolling disaster he helped set in motion has reached yet another bloody nadir.