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Wednesday blog linkage

By

Sam Roggeveen

@SamRoggeveen

13 February 2008 16:11

  • Global Dashboard worries that the Pakistan military has far too much political and economic influence. But the NY Times reports the army is removing itself from the public service.
  • Osama bin Laden lollies for sale in China. Yes, it's insensitive, but like those Che Guevara t-shirts, it's somehow comforting to know someone is making money off these crooks.
  • Iraq: The Washington Post's Bill Arkin argues that neither the McCain 'win' strategy nor the Obama 'withdraw' strategy is viable. Washington Monthly blogger Kevin Drum links to similar sentiments from NY Times columnist David Brooks, who argues immediate withdrawal would ruin the next president's term of office.