Monthly Archives: July 2014

Truman’s Hump Day Song of the Week: Maniac

At the front end of my last deployment I found myself in a cluttered compound on the Fallujah Peninsula known as Combat Outpost (or “COP”) Black. Walled off with Hesco barriers filled with dirt and rocks and lined with concertina wire, it sat … Continue reading

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Gaza Endgame

When David Ignatius writes, Truman and I usually drop what we’re doing and pay attention. In this morning’s Washington Post, his column was titled “John Kerry’s big blunder in seeking an Israel-Gaza cease fire.” (Worth a read; it’s short). Ignatius … Continue reading

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Potpourri for $100, Chairman…

We have just a half-hour and lots of answers on the board. Let’s get to it… “Political Bordellos” for $600… Answer: An apparently compulsive liar who was exposed in a New York Times article for plagiarizing large portions of his master’s thesis at … Continue reading

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Truman’s Hump Day Song of the Week: 9 to 5

After spilling coffee on his fur, accidentally deleting an important voice mail and jamming the copier, Truman reached back – wa-a-a-y back – for this dandy. His tiny legs could barely get around Dolly Parton’s intimidating frontal region for the requisite hug … Continue reading

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The Lion

Do yourself a favor and read this story from today’s Washington Post about the late Doug Zembiec. Everyone knew the iconic and humble “Lion of Fallujah” was killed in Baghdad in 2007; very few knew he was died which trying to do … Continue reading

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Truman’s Hump Day Song of the Week: Come With Me Now

Lots of stuff going on thus week: the border crisis, the ongoing shooting war in Israel against Hamas, violence in Iraq continuing to spin out of control. And yet my dog sits there, serene. Usually sleeping, unless a rabbit or … Continue reading

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Intifada Redux

The last two intifadas ended with no victories, just dead bodies and seething anger on both sides of the never-ending dispute in the Holy Land. I imagine a third one will end the same way. This morning I was listening to … Continue reading

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