“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Bush Maliki Meeting Canceled

Meetings scuttled by the leaked memo. The life of this administration is pouring out.


  1. Whit, Is that cancelled or delayed?

  2. Did they nix tomorrow's meeting?

    At BC the discussion has gotten to the "Go Native" option.
    The Federals have finally gotten to the idea I championed three years ago, when it stood a chance of success.
    Now it's chances are worse than that of a snowball Tikrit.

    Westhawk and I are usually on the same course, it's true again.

    The "Get Out" option. Interesting and viable.

  3. We could always go back, if need be.
    Like Somalia.

  4. Won't be the first time an imaginary Snowball was given immortality in order to discuss ad infinitum.
    Very Stimulating.
    To some.

  5. My damned Missourri background just won't stay civil in such circumstances.