September 25th, 2006

straight to hell

[Digg] All Look Same!!


Some say it's easy to see. Others think it's difficult-maybe even impossible. Who can truly tell? That's what we want to find out. We'll show you a series of 18 pictures of Chinese, Japanese and Koreans. Select which country each is from and see your score.

http://www.alllooksame.com/frameset-register.html


Next up, I'm hoping for a flash game where we have to (try and) differentiate between Americans, Canadians, Englishmen and French people. ;]

(I got 6/18, if you're curious. I got the first two right, then almost all of the middle ones wrong, then the last three right. What's up with that??)
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[Reddit] Rumsfeld "doing a hellofa job," apparently.

It is unusual for retired military officers to criticize the Pentagon while military operations are under way, particularly at a public event likely to draw widespread media attention.

But Batiste, Eaton and retired Col. Paul X. Hammes were unsparing in remarks that suggested deep anger at the way the military had been treated. All three served in Iraq, and Batiste also was senior military assistant to then-Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz.

Batiste, who commanded the Army's 1st Infantry Division in Iraq, also blamed Congress for failing to ask "the tough questions."

He said Rumsfeld at one point threatened to fire the next person who mentioned the need for a postwar plan in Iraq.

Batiste said if full consideration had been given to the requirements for war, it's likely the U.S. would have kept its focus on Afghanistan, "not fueled Islamic fundamentalism across the globe, and not created more enemies than there were insurgents."


http://www.nwfdailynews.com/articleArchive/sep2006/rumsfelddemocratichearing.php


The Army's top officer withheld a required 2008 budget plan from Pentagon leaders last month after protesting to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld that the service could not maintain its current level of activity in Iraq plus its other global commitments without billions in additional funding.

The decision by Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker, the Army's chief of staff, is believed to be unprecedented and signals a widespread belief within the Army that in the absence of significant troop withdrawals from Iraq, funding assumptions must be completely reworked, say current and former Pentagon officials.


http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-military25sep25,0,5555967.story?coll=la-home-headlines