April 12, 2013
My Knife is Sharp

From the New York Times, page one:

WASHINGTON — A new assessment by the Pentagon’s intelligence arm has concluded for the first time, with “moderate confidence,” that North Korea has learned how to make a nuclear weapon small enough to be delivered by a ballistic missile…

The assessment’s existence was disclosed Thursday by Representative Doug Lamborn, Republican of Colorado, three hours into a budget hearing of the House Armed Services Committee.

This is kind of an amazing coincidence, really. Let me backtrack a little and you’ll see what I mean. There is a small hospital in Sharon, Connecticut, which means that there are lots of doctors in our town. Now and then they leave off old medical school textbooks in the Swap Shop at the local dump.

Just last Tuesday — you’re not going to believe this — I picked up one called Brain Surgery for Dummies and proceeded to read that sucker from cover to cover. Finished last night, and now I can say with moderate confidence that I have learned how to perform a prefrontal lobotomy. Drop by any time. Special rates if your name is Doug Lamborn.


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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at April 12, 2013 01:07 PM
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And it gets more and more interesting and the usual suspects are involved. More links by a cursory web search, but this website will lead you to some fascinating history. The usual suspects being Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld.

http://www.frankolsonproject.org/Articles/StarrsChapter.html

Posted by: on April 12, 2013 8:07 PM

Perhaps we should send those folks a different book. I think they qualify.

http://deuceofclubs.com/books/109stupidity.htm

Posted by: on April 12, 2013 10:47 PM

I'm always thrilled when American intelligence sources proclaim to have discovered new sources of WMDs. And always just in time to move in and destroy them.

Posted by: Peter on April 13, 2013 8:51 AM
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